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Joker leads tight race for Oscars glory

Dark comic book origin story Joker leads Academy Award nominees with 11 nods, but it's a tight race that includes crime epic The Irishman, First World War story 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with 10 each.

Study finds 2019 was a 'banner year' for female filmmakers

Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas, Greta Gerwig and others led Hollywood to its most meaningful increase in several decades for female directors, according to a new study. Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films, and made more of the year's most popular movies than ever before.

Parasite, Jojo Rabbit get boost with SAG nominations

Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, Parasite scored a best ensemble nod and both The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood solidified their Oscar-favourite status with nominations for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Marriage Story tops Golden Globe Award nominations

Noah Baumbach's divorce portrait Marriage Story leads nominations for the 77th Golden Globes with six, including for best dramatic film.

Frozen 2 gets highest-grossing debut ever for an animated film

Six years after Frozen kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf's adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million US debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide.

In Scorsese and Coppola, Marvel meets formidable foes

It's not exactly the stuff of 'Stop the presses!' that some of cinema's top auteurs have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our culture. And yet recent critical comments by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have been greeted like entreaties to a prizefight, a battle royale.

Bryan Singer keeps directing gig following sex assault allegations

Following an exposé​ that claimed Bryan Singer has seduced and molested several underage men, the film production company Millennium Films on Thursday said it is staunchly supporting the director.

Three Billboards tops Screen Actors Guild nominations, The Big Sick bounces back

In announcing nominations for its annual awards, the Screen Actors Guild has heartily endorsed the Frances McDormand-led revenge drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and offered swift redemption for the Golden Globes-overlooked romantic comedy The Big Sick. Many Oscar favourites were left empty-handed.

The Shape of Water, Big Little Lies lead Golden Globes nominations

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era, Canadian-shot fairy tale The Shape of Water swam away with a leading seven nominations for Golden Globes, while the Canadian-directed HBO drama Big Little Lies led the television nominees with six nods.

As scope of Weinstein conduct widens, questions arise: who knew what and when?

As the grim scope of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse has continued to expand — with Cara Delevingne and Léa Seydoux among the latest to come forward about harassment — attention is turning to the question of who knew about the film's mogul's behaviour.

Action hero days are over, says Liam Neeson

Special set of skills or not, Liam Neeson says he's finished making thrillers. The veteran actor said he plans to stop, despite many lucrative offers after three Taken films. Neeson believes he's simply getting too old.

Wonder Woman conquers milestone with $103M debut

Wonder Woman conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $103 million US debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman.

Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds dazzles in Wonderstruck at Cannes

The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was tamed Thursday by deaf 14-year-old actress Millicent Simmonds, whose screen debut in Wonderstruck is being hailed as a breakthrough.

Outcry over Netflix films prompts Cannes to change rules

After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said that it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competition.

Programming protest: 1984 returns to art house theatres

Next week, it will be 1984 again in movie theatres. Art-house theatres have banded together to show the 1984 big-screen adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece as a pointed comment on the presidency of Donald Trump.