Movie mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

Movie mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2006, the third criminal sex assault case brought against him. More than 70 women, mostly young actresses and women employed in other areas of the movie business, have accused the 66-year-old cofounder of the […]

Movie academy invites 928 new members in diversity push

Movie academy invites 928 new members in diversity push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The group that hands out the Oscars said on Monday that it had invited 928 new members from 59 countries, in its biggest diversity drive after years of criticism of its mostly white and male membership. Those invited include “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish; “The Big Sick” co-writers Kumail Nanjiani and […]

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear,” says the heroine of “Girls of the Sun”, a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women’s rights. 71st Cannes Film Festival – Photocall for the film “Girls of the Sun” […]

Russell Crowe 'divorce' auction sells millions worth of movie props

Russell Crowe 'divorce' auction sells millions worth of movie props

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Roman-style chariot, gold Rolex watch, leather jock strap and a 128-year-old violin that all belonged to Australian actor Russell Crowe have been sold in an auction that reaped in more than $ 2.8 million dollars. FILE PHOTO – Actor Russell Crowe speaks at the 30th annual American Cinematheque Award ceremony in […]

Russian society split up over ‘Death of Stalin’ movie disallow, survey shows

Russian society split up over ‘Death of Stalin’ movie disallow, survey shows

The people of Russia seem ambivalent about the recent banning of the dark British comedy “The Death of Stalin,” with about a third of respondents supporting the move, about another third opposing and the rest having no opinion. According to the results of a research conducted by the state-run All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research […]

Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen

Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen

Most evenings, as the sun sets on the bustling National Mall, the tourists scatter, the food trucks drive off, and all goes quiet as the museums close. But every so often after dark, they become lively works of art in their own right. On October 14, the façade of the newly renovated Freer Gallery of […]