London East Asia Film Festival to feature 10 Taiwanese films 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - London East Asia Film Festival 2018, which will feature 10 Taiwanese films this year, launched its opening ceremony on Sept. 19 n Notting Hill, London. The film fes...

Dwayne Johnson backs stuntman's film honoring Knievel jump

Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. B...

The LA Film Festival gets a fresh fall start

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA Film Festival may be in its 24th year, but the local independent film showcase is stepping up with a new fall date, starry premieres featuring the likes of Tiffany Haddish an...

At Toronto Film Festival, 'popular' was a relative term

TORONTO (AP) — For a festival that can be a hotbed of Oscar-predicting hysteria, the scuttling of the "best popular movie" category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences barely registered...

Taiwanese film ‘Cities of Last Things’ wins top prize at Toronto film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese drama "Cities of Last Things" took home the top "Platinum Program" award from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 16. &q...

'Green Book' wins audience award at Toronto Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Osc...

Top 10 Taiwanese Movies

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Few of the creative industries are flourishing more in Taiwan than movie-making. For a relatively small nation, Taiwan is remarkably prolific at churning out big-screen ente...

Mexico vies for best foreign film Oscar with Cuaron's 'Roma'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The ninth time may be the charm for Mexico at the Oscars. The Mexican film academy announced Friday that it has chosen "Roma," by Alfonso Cuaron, as its bid for a best foreign langu...

Taiwan chooses ‘The Great Buddha+’ as its contender for foreign-language Oscar  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The five Golden Horse award-winning film "The Great Buddha+" has been selected to be a contender at the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language...

Indian star Abhishek Bachchan on a victory for gay rights

TORONTO (AP) — Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India's decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction." India's...

Warner Bros. distances itself from 'A Star Is Born' producer

TORONTO (AP) — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper's celebrated romance "A Star Is Born," the film's studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. ...

Kidman's metamorphosis in 'Destroyer' surprises even herself

TORONTO (AP) — Sometimes, Nicole Kidman's transformations surprise even herself. In Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer," Kidman is almost unrecognizable as a haunted and hardened police detec...

Alfonso Cuaron on building 'Roma' on childhood memories

TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memor...

'The Hate U Give' puts Black Lives Matter on the screen

TORONTO (AP) — The short story that begat Angie Thomas' breakthrough young adult novel "The Hate U Give" was inspired by the shooting of Oscar Grant III, the Oakland, Calif., African-American 22-year-...

Barry Jenkins premieres 'Beale Street' to tears and applause

TORONTO (AP) — Of the many who were moved by Barry Jenkins' James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk," none was more shaken than the actor Brian Tyree Henry. "Get it together, Brian," he t...