‘Touch Me Not’ wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

‘Touch Me Not’ wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

Movies & Music February 25, 2018 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – “Touch Me Not”, a film about intimacy and sex that shocked some viewers with explicit scenes, won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. Romanian director Adina Pintilie said she had not expected to win the award... Read more
Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

Movies & Music February 24, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Nanette Fabray, a child performer in the 1920s who went on to star in Broadway musicals, dance with Fred Astaire on the big screen and win three Emmy Awards working with Sid Caesar during television’s Golden Age, has died at the age of 97, media reports said.... Read more
All that jazz: Saudis attend country’s first jazz festival

All that jazz: Saudis attend country’s first jazz festival

Movies & Music February 24, 2018 0

RIYADH (Reuters) – Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image. Locals and foreigners flocked to the festival to watch bands from Riyadh, Beirut and... Read more
Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in dueling lawsuits

Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in dueling lawsuits

Movies & Music February 24, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, says she is facing financial ruin and has filed a $100 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of negligence and mismanaging her finances. Her ex-manager has filed his own lawsuit, accusing Presley, 50, of squandering... Read more
Oprah Winfrey says ‘definitely not’ running for U.S. president

Oprah Winfrey says ‘definitely not’ running for U.S. president

Movies & Music February 23, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show on Thursday that she was “definitely not running.” The media mogul, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, was emphatic in her response to host Kimmel’s question... Read more
A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study

A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study

Movies & Music February 23, 2018 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Swiss director Markus Imhoof returns to the Berlinale with “Eldorado”, a meditation on Europe’s attitudes to refugees arriving today. Imhoof’s 1981 “The Boat is Full” shone... Read more
Idris Elba brings ‘Yardie’ to Berlin International Film Festival

Idris Elba brings ‘Yardie’ to Berlin International Film Festival

Movies & Music February 23, 2018 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – A film depicting the Jamaican community in London in the 1980s is a reminder of Britain’s multicultural complexity, British actor Idris Elba said presenting “Yardie”, his directorial debut, at the Berlin Film Festival. “Yardie … is a reminder of where we come from in England,” Elba... Read more
Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

Movies & Music February 22, 2018 0

BERLIN (Reuters) – Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period. “O processo” (“The Trial”), directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, blends footage of Rousseff’s trial with images... Read more
Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated ‘Wonder’

Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated ‘Wonder’

Movies & Music February 22, 2018 0

GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) – Adhering to child labor laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie “Wonder”, which has been nominated for an Oscar. The film tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy with a... Read more
Oscar contender ‘Shape of Water’ accused of ripping off 1969 play

Oscar contender ‘Shape of Water’ accused of ripping off 1969 play

Movies & Music February 22, 2018 0

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play.... Read more