Review: In 'Motherless Brooklyn,' 'Chinatown' goes East

Jonathan Lethem's novel about a private eye with Tourette's syndrome, "Motherless Brooklyn," starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist's condition. ...

Pattinson and Dafoe on the oddities of 'The Lighthouse'

TORONTO (AP) — "Weird" is a vague and imprecise word but it's probably fair to say it can be applied to a boxy black-and-white movie about the feverish psychological battles and explicit mermaid-infus...

Five acclaimed Taiwanese films to be aired in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New York television channel will broadcast widely-acclaimed Taiwanese films every weekend next month starting Oct. 5. City University of New York’s CUNY TV will...

Parsons snub, 'Schitt's Creek' love among Emmy surprises

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like a lock: "Game of Thrones" was going to earn a haul . "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" would still charm voters. The final goodbye to "Veep" would sur...

Best Actor goes to Xiao Hu-dou at Taipei Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The 2019 Taipei Film Awards has announced that the award for Best Actor goes to Xiao Hu-dou, with Tsai Ming-liang winning Best Director and his film "Your Face" b...

Taipei Film Festival reveals nominees for 'International Talent Competition'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the upcoming 21st Taipei Film Festival, organizers on Friday (May 17) announced the selection of films to be screened as part of the festival’s first ever &...

Review: In 'Parabellum,' John Wick is on the run again

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first "John Wick" showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs "kiss kiss" when you've got plenty of "bang bang"? ...

Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway

The second Taiwan Film Festival Berlin kicked off May 5 in the German capital, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s movie production sector through screenings of six innovative works. R...

19-year-old director wins top award at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, "Burning Cane." Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Fe...

Polish Office in Taipei hosts film festival to share Poland's culture with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Polish government has been hosting film festivals across the world to celebrate 100 years of the country’s independence, which Poles celebrated on Nov. 11, 2018,...

Taiwanese director's virtual reality short film to be showcased at SXSW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A virtual reality short film from Taiwanese director, John Hsu (徐漢強), will be showcased at the SXSW Festival taking place in Austin Texas over the next week, March 8-16. ...

Review: In 'Triple Frontier,' a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives of J.C. Chandor's "Triple Frontier." There is selling condos or taking contract work in an African warzo...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 27 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's former personal lawye...

Top Oscar moments: Buoyant Spike Lee, daffy Olivia Colman

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard wor...

Oscars producers say the show is in 'good shape' for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK? It's an understandable query. Producing th...