Lindsey Bahr

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Black Widow soars to pandemic box-office record

Even with an option to watch Black Widow at home, audiences went to the movie theatre in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years.

Actor and filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. dies at 85

Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85. 

Netflix film Cuties becomes target of politicized backlash

The backlash to the French film Cuties started before it had even been released, because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has intensified since the film became available on Netflix, becoming the target of politicized outrage.

Batman movie shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

Someone working on the movie The Batman has tested positive for COVID-19, and the U.K. shoot has been temporarily suspended. 

Female directors close to parity at Venice Film Festival

At the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, 44 per cent of the films are directed by women. That's a great improvement from the past, as only four of the 62 films that competed for the coveted Golden Lion award between 2017 and 2019 were made by women.

Mulan theatrical release cancelled, premiere moved to Disney+

Mulan is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. 

Film academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned, because of the pandemic's effects on the movie industry.

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, introduce inclusion standards

The Oscars are implementing some big changes, including a set number of best picture nominees and to-be-determined representation and inclusion standards for eligibility.

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for Jackie Brown, dead at 78

Robert Forster, the omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, died Friday. He was 78.

Madcap confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor has died at 88

Rip Taylor, the madcap moustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 88.

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