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Review: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich — Edge of War'

When we last we saw George MacKay running, he was sprinting full-tilt across a World War I battlefield. In “1917,” the British actor played a soldier tasked with delivering a message that a soon-to-be...

'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — After a month at no. 1, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' “Scream” reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the...

Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck score SAG nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn't lack for star power. Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck landed individual nominations for the 28th Screen Act...

Review: 'Scream' calls again, with plenty of self-mockery

Ring. Ring. Twenty-six years after the original, “Scream” calls again. We're now up to the fifth film in the franchise, but the first since 2011's “Scream 4.” Enough time has passed...

Review: In 'Belle,' a dazzling anime 'Beauty and the Beast'

Anime master Mamoru Hosoda makes movies that, even at their most elaborate, can reach such staggeringly emotional heights that they seem to break free of anything you're prepared for in an animated mo...

Sidney Poitier: A trailblazing life in his own words

NEW YORK (AP) — As a trailblazing actor to generations of Black performers in Hollywood, Sidney Poitier often spoke about his larger off-screen role. Poitier, who died Thursday at t...

Review: Good deeds go punished in Farhadi's 'A Hero'

In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's films, reasonably straightforward set-ups — a divorce, a missing woman, a newly lent apartment — unspool such complex, cascading developments that it comes as no ...

Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to virus surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the curre...

Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald T...

2021 box office closes with more fireworks for 'Spider-Man'

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest g...

Joel Coen distills 'Macbeth' down to the bone

NEW YORK (AP) — In Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Oscar Isaac’s folk musician is trying to make it on his own, without his longtime partner. He travels to Chicago to audition for Bud Gro...

Review: 'Matrix Resurrections' rewrites its programming

How deep does the rabbit hole go? Deep enough, it turns out, to accommodate at least four movies, several videogames, a comic and countless pairs of sunglasses. In the 22 years sinc...

Q&A: Almodóvar on unearthing the past in 'Parallel Mothers'

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar has a theory that his films with male protagonists, like his autobiographical 2019 film “Pain and Glory,” are darker and more somber. “I look inside ...

Blanchett, del Toro on the femme fatale of 'Nightmare Alley'

NEW YORK (AP) — With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate Blanchett plays a femme fatale in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with...

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' snags eye-popping $50M in previews

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since the pandemic began, the box office is booming. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed $50 million in Thursday previews alone, a stunning start for a movie set to br...