Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

Feb 28, 2017

Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Academy Award history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. It’s one potential ...

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards

Feb 26, 2017

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards

Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday belonged to “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards, including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual indie ...

Feb 26, 2017

'Batman vs Superman' and Hillary documentary tie at Razzies

DC Comics’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and a documentary attacking Hillary Clinton tied Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood’s hall of shame. The rivals won four “Razzies” each for their poor acting, writing and directing, although it was “Batman” ...

Feb 24, 2017

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented,” sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country. In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told ...

Blacklist casts pall over South Korea's artists

Feb 8, 2017

Blacklist casts pall over South Korea's artists

During the release of a documentary on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out — but the film played to half-empty cinemas. There was no indication at the time, but “Diving ...