Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News out...

Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks"...

Riding the wave: Surfers grow up in touching documentary

The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul. That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melanchol...

Review: An untamed man and horse connect in 'The Mustang'

We don't find out our protagonist's name for quite some time in "The Mustang ," the feature debut of French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. All we know at first is what w...

Film Review: Julianne Moore shines in 'Gloria Bell'

NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore's title character in Sebastian Lelio's "Gloria Bell." The disappearances don't come with blood-curdling shrieks or thundering score cues, bu...

Ken Burns Prize for Film to honor documentaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries. Officials announced on Tuesday the c...

Spielberg's push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma" may not have won the best picture Oscar this year, but it came close enough to make some of Hollywood's top players worried about Netflix's infiltration of their most prestig...

Documentary released 2 years after filmmaker's diving death

MIAMI (AP) — The family and friends of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark-filming excursion in the Florida Keys are releasing his final documentary. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 1, the 60th day of 2019. There are 305 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 1, 19...

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...

Michael Jackson brothers say accusers' film neglects facts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren't entirely su...

Inarritu picked to head Cannes jury, first Mexican in post

PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Festival president Pierre Lescure, announc...

Ghanaian American writer wins $75,000 award from PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ghanaian-American's debut collection of stories has won a $75,000 prize for a book of "originality, merit, and impact." The literary and human rights organization P...

Kenneth Lonergan wins inaugural PEN/Mike Nichols award

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker-playwright Kenneth Lonergan is the first recipient of a prize named for the late Mike Nichols. PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, anno...

French prosecutors drop rape case against Luc Besson

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors say a rape investigation targeting filmmaker Luc Besson has been dropped because of a lack of evidence. A woman had filed a complaint in May accusing t...