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[Movie review] Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency

Just like a Michael Moore documentary, there’s nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama. The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of th...

Updated : 2017.01.06 09:09

‘Django’ biopic to open Berlin film fest

BERLIN (AFP) -- The Berlin film festival will open next month with the premiere of a biopic about Gypsy-jazz great Django Reinhardt, focusing on his family’s persecution by the Nazis, organizers sai...

Updated : 2017.01.06 09:06

Glitzy Golden Globes launch Hollywood awards season

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Hollywood’s elite hits the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, launching a fiercely contested awards season that looks set to reward escapist fantasy and gritty drama in equa...

Updated : 2017.01.06 08:58

Journalists fired for anti-government protests release documentary

Six former journalists gathered for the press screening of documentary “Seven Years -- Journalism Without Journalist” at CGV Wangsimni in Seoul on Tuesday. The documentary traces the unfair firin...

Updated : 2017.01.03 18:14

S. Korean film ‘Master‘ tops 5m at box office

South Korean action thriller “Master” attracted more than 5 million viewers as of New Year’s Day, industry data showed Sunday. According to the film‘s distributor CJ E&M, the very strong showing wa...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:37

'Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast

ATLANTA (AP) -- Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TL...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:33

In ‘20th Century Women,’ Bening found freedom in the unknown

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- In 1979, Annette Bening was 21 years old. A year earlier she had moved from San Diego to San Francisco to study classical drama. She remembers it as a time of tremendou...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:30

[Box Office] This week’s movie releases

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US) Opened Dec. 28 Epic, sci-fi. Directed by Gareth Edwards Former scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) leads a peaceful existence on a farm with his wife and daugh...

Updated : 2016.12.29 21:57

[Movie Review] Ben Affleck the director doesn’t do Affleck the star any favors in the period noir ‘Live by Night’

Ben Affleck is apparently at war with Ben Affleck. It is rare to come across someone with such gifts as both an actor and a director who struggles so much when it comes to directing himself as an act...

Updated : 2016.12.29 21:53

Film on South, North Korean investigators’ bromance to open January

“Confidential Assignment,” an upcoming crime action flick starring Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin, is slated to hit theaters on Jan. 18, its production companies CJ Entertainment and JK Film said Wednesd...

Updated : 2016.12.29 21:50

[Movie review] Comedy and heartache make perfect bedfellows in the magnificent German comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’

Sandra Huller does the subtlest, loveliest double take you’ve ever seen. More a quick dart of the eyes, really, followed by a tensing of the shoulders, before her expression hardens and her mind lea...

Updated : 2016.12.28 17:52

Please don’t see my animated blockbuster, says Japan’s ‘new Miyazaki’

PARIS, (AFP) - Makoto Shinkai has a problem, a big problem. His mystical teenage body-swap movie “Your Name” has become such a massive hit it’s beginning to worry him. “It’s not healthy,” the ...

Updated : 2016.12.28 16:43

Film factory Budapest, where Hollywood dreams are made

BUDAPEST, (AFP) -- Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman. Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe’s top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to...

Updated : 2016.12.28 15:00

German comedy is international sensation of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) -- “Make sure they know to play it loud,” the filmmaker Maren Ade advises ahead of a screening of her film, “Toni Erdmann.” Since its rollicking debut at the Cannes Film Festival i...

Updated : 2016.12.28 14:50

‘Master’ dominates Christmas-weekend box office

Korean action thriller “Master” dominated the local box office on its first weekend, drawing over 2 million viewers, data showed Monday. According to a real-time based box office tally from the Kore...

Updated : 2016.12.27 13:52