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Hollywood set for Oscars picks with no big surprises

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- All eyes will be on Hollywood on Tuesday as the list of nominees for this year’s Oscars is unveiled with critical darlings “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” s...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:25

Dee Rees’ American odyssey ‘Mudbound’ captivates Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic “Mudbound.” Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country t...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:24

Oscars change their tune with ‘La La Land,’ diverse nominees

History was made across Tuesday’s 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical “La La Land” reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the...

Updated : 2017.01.25 11:07

Polanski a ‘shocking’ pick for French awards ceremony host: minister

PARIS (AFP) – France’s minister for women’s rights said Friday she found it “surprising and shocking” that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France’...

Updated : 2017.01.22 14:32

‘Before I Fall’ explores Groundhog Day themes for teens

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) – “Before I Fall” begins by telling the audience that you’re watching the last day of its heroine’s life. Yes, 17-year-old Samantha (Zoey Deutch) is about to die. You don’t...

Updated : 2017.01.22 14:28

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The King (Korea) Opened Jan. 18 Drama, thriller. Directed by Kim Sung-su Prosecutor Park Tae-soo (Zo In-sung) thirsts for unlimited power and wealth in Korean society, and is willing to go to any...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:54

Movie review: McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

Through the ups and downs of his career, the name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: twist. While watching his films, it’s easy to spend more time wondering if he will or ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:50

[Eye Interview] Getting close-up view of Korean films

Darcy Paquet, an American film critic specializing in Korean films, says that directors here seem to have a more intimate relationship with their viewers. “Korean films are so widely watched by the...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:16

[Herald Interview] Jung Woo-sung, from idol to gentleman to man of convictions

To most Korean moviegoers and fellow actors, Jung Woo-sung is best known for his role in Kim Sung-su’s 1997 gangster film “Beat.” He plays a teenager who drops out of high school -- something Jung...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:59

'The King' opens at No. 1 beating 'Confidential Assignment'

South Korean political thriller "The King" has topped the local box office on its opening day, with a score well over that of "Confidential Assignment," data showed on Thursday. According to a box o...

Updated : 2017.01.19 13:47

'The Wailing' named best film by Korean film reporters

"The Wailing," a supernatural thriller, was named best film of 2016 by an association of South Korean film journalists Wednesday. Na Hong-jin was chosen best director for the tense drama which featu...

Updated : 2017.01.19 11:16

Sundance to ‘engage and provoke’ with focus on climate

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Sundance Film Festival opens in Utah Thursday, promising to set the agenda for independent cinema and starting the 2018 Oscars buzz a month before this year‘s statuettes are ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:41

Where have all the women gone?

Female-led films and storylines will likely be a rarity on the big screen in 2017. Korean cinema this year, similar to previous years, seems set to be rife with political thrillers that critique its ...

Updated : 2017.01.16 16:17

No digital Carrie Fisher planned for future Star Wars

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- The producers behind Star Wars said they will not digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher’s likeness in future episodes of the film franchise. In July, “Star Wars: Episode V...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:36

[Herald Interview] Yoo Hae-jin still finds each film set ‘new’

The public perception of actor Yoo Hae-jin has changed over the years. In the early years of his career, he was regarded primarily as a comical sidekick before being recognized as a colorful support...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:03