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In ‘Wonka,’ Timothée Chalamet finds a world of pure imagination

In ‘Wonka,’ Timothée Chalamet finds a world of pure imagination

Hugh Grant learned some years ago that if a filmmaker doesn’t make something from the heart, it shows. The films that work best, and are most loved, he's found, are the ones that the directors really meant.
20 years after 'Sideways,' Paul Giamatti may finally land his first best actor Oscar nomination

20 years after 'Sideways,' Paul Giamatti may finally land his first best actor Oscar nomination

NEW YORK (AP) — When Paul Giamatti made “Sideways” with Alexander Payne, he stayed in a little house in the middle of a large vineyard. At the end of a day of shooting, he would drive home in darkness, with the California hills around him.
Tributes for Quebec film 'visionary' Daniel Langlois; four suspects detained in death

Tributes for Quebec film 'visionary' Daniel Langlois; four suspects detained in death

MONTREAL — Tributes are pouring in for celebrated Quebec businessman and philanthropist Daniel Langlois after he and his partner were found dead in the Caribbean island nation of Dominica last week.

Toronto-born filmmaker Charles Officer, chronicler of Black Canadian life, dies

Toronto-born filmmaker Charles Officer, an expert chronicler of Black Canadian life, has died. The Black Screen Office, which he co-founded, confirmed the death Monday and touted Officer as a gifted storyteller.
Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ is No. 1 at the box office with $21 million debut

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ is No. 1 at the box office with $21 million debut

Beyoncé ruled the box office this weekend. Her concert picture, “ Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé ,” opened in first place with $21 million in North American ticket sales, according to estimates from AMC Theatres Sunday.
Review: In concert film 'Renaissance,' Beyoncé offers glimpse into personal life during world tour

Review: In concert film 'Renaissance,' Beyoncé offers glimpse into personal life during world tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Beyoncé’s concert film, she describes her recent Renaissance World Tour as being run like a machine: From lighting to set design, the superstar had a hand in everything production-related to ensure her stadium tour exceeded expe
Eddie Murphy wants 'Candy Cane Lane' to put you in the Christmas spirit for years to come

Eddie Murphy wants 'Candy Cane Lane' to put you in the Christmas spirit for years to come

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Murphy has fond childhood memories of gathering with his family in Brooklyn and being wrapped in the wonder of the season as they watched classic holiday movies .
'Killers of the Flower Moon' named best film of 2023 by New York film critics

'Killers of the Flower Moon' named best film of 2023 by New York film critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Italian migration odyssey 'Io Capitano' hopes to connect with viewers regardless of politics

Italian migration odyssey 'Io Capitano' hopes to connect with viewers regardless of politics

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Italian director Matteo Garrone hopes that the way his film “Io Capitano” frames the journey taken by Senegalese teenagers to Europe as an adventure, albeit a harrowing one, will make it more compelling to audiences regardle
Movie Review: 'Eileen,' a wonderful novel about an 'invisible' young lady becomes a oddball film

Movie Review: 'Eileen,' a wonderful novel about an 'invisible' young lady becomes a oddball film

Something strange has happened to Eileen Dunlop, and we don't just mean the plot of “Eileen.” The adaptation of novelist Ottessa Moshfegh's delicious coming-of-age heroine has had a weird birth onto film.