Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ gl...

Plot thickens over origins of pope's civil union endorsement

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that ...

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday (Oct. 21), sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarificatio...

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said W...

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in training canines for adoption, and pigs strut their stuff in a “bod...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festi...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

ROME (AP) — Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

Review: In 'S---house,' a college coming-of-age comedy

You would assume a college comedy with the unprintable title of “S—-house” to be another sad, low-brow retread of “Animal House.” You would almost bet on it. But 22-year-old Cooper Raiff's is not only...

Filmmaker's trial raises concerns over freedom in new Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by...

New Bosnian film on Srebrenica screened at place of massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — After premiering her latest feature at the Venice Film Festival last month and sending it off to the international festival circuit, acclaimed Bosnian filmmaker J...

Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theaters, will stream on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theaters and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday, sending one of the fall's last big movies straight to str...

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for promotion of 'Cuties'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted streaming giant Netflix for promoting French film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” which the court says depicts lewd visuals of children. ...

Review: A terrific debut in ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’

Precociousness can be a curse if adulthood successes don’t live up to your assumed potential. And placement on one of those 30-Under-30 lists is just a cruel public reminder what (probably) should’ve ...

Radha Blank of 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' isn't late

If Radha Blank had a tagline for her film, “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” it would be: “You don't age out of your passion.” Blank wrote, directed and stars in her debut film, a heavil...

Steve McQueen unveils an anthology of racism and resistance

NEW YORK (AP) — In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the “12 Years a Sla...