Jan 25, 2017

Sundance turns lens on Syrian civil war, jihadism

Michael Heineman’s new documentary “City of Ghosts,” began with a group of guys in Raqa Syria coming together after their hometown is taken over by the Islamic State group. In early 2014, the Islamic State group (IS) entered the northern Syrian city of Raqa, ...

Black actors and 'La La Land' break records with Oscar nods

Jan 25, 2017

Black actors and 'La La Land' break records with Oscar nods

Black actors were honored in all acting categories for the first time and romantic showbiz musical “La La Land” topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday. In the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed its membership and voting rules ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.” But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, ...

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Dec 28, 2016

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Scarlett Johansson was named the top-grossing actor of 2016 on Tuesday thanks to her roles in superhero movie “Captain America: Civil War” and Hollywood satire “Hail Caesar.” Forbes said Johansson just edged out her “Captain America” co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey with box-office ...