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‘The Irishman’ is Scorsese’s chance to ‘enrich’ collaboration with De Niro

Replication what they had been trying to do isn’t enriching in any way.

‘Joker’ opens at US$39.9 mil, eyes October record

Warner Bros spent less than the typical superhero-film budget on 'Joker', which means it can make money even with low ticket sales.

Inspired by Tamil film, Maszlee looks for our own Geetha Rani

Education minister urges Malaysians to share stories of unsung heroes in education, such as principals and teachers that they know.

Landmark Theatres bans costumes at screening of ‘Joker’

No masks, painted face or costumes will be permitted into Landmark Theatres’ premises for screenings of the 'Joker' movie.

‘Hustlers’ racks up solid US$33 mil debut, ‘Goldfinch’ bombs

Boosted by rave reviews and stellar word of mouth, 'Hustlers' beat expectations and now ranks as the best start for an STX film.

Annie Silverstein’s ‘Bull’ wins top prize at Deauville

The film ‘paints an extremely fair and disturbing picture of Donald Trump's America,’ says actress Anna Mouglalis.

Renee Zellweger felt a ‘sense of responsibility’ in ‘Judy’

The film depicts the last six months of Garland's life, arriving in London in 1968 as part of a sold-out concert tour meant to refurbish her financial state.

Scarlett Johansson unveils ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Marriage Story’ in Toronto

‘JoJo Rabbit’ is being billed as an ‘anti-hate satire’

Saudi women directors bring empowerment message to Venice

Both directors hope their films will convey a message of empowerment.

Malaysian screenwriter for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ leaves due to wage inequality

Veteran TV writer, Adele Lim, ends involvement with the production because male, white co-writer is paid close to US$1 mil compared to her US$110,000.

Timothee Chalamet dons armour for medieval coming-of-age tale ‘The King’

Timothee Chalamet heeded the advice of his drama teachers and took up the challenging role in 'The King'.

Director Costa-Gavras honoured in Venice

Costa-Gavras was presented with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award.

Brad Pitt says space epic ‘Ad Astra’ his ‘most challenging film’

Trying to maintain balance in the storytelling makes ‘Ad Astra’ one of Brad Pitt’s most challenging movies.

Venice film festival pulls the stars but gender disparity casts shadow

After a few years on the wane, the festival is now seen as a launchpad for award season success, having premiered ‘La La Land’, ‘Gravity’ and ‘Roma’ which triumphed at the Oscars.

Bruce Springsteen unveils new trailer for ‘Western Stars’

The concert film, which the Boss co-directed with longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

‘Save our oceans,’ Oscar winner Javier Bardem tells UN

Spanish actor Javier Bardem, a keen environmental activist, calls on countries to agree to a treaty that would protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

The rows threaten to take some of the sheen off a staggeringly starry selection that features Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Kristen Stewart, Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson and Mick Jagger.

7 World War II movies to watch this ‘Victory over Japan...

From Malaysia to Korea, every country has a story about the Second World War.

Djimon Hounsou cast alongside Emily Blunt in sequel to ‘A Quiet...

Djimon Hounsou replaces Brian Tyree Henry in the movie of a post-apocalyptic world populated by dangerous creatures with ultra sensitive hearing abilities.

Trump attacks ‘racist’ Hollywood ahead of human-hunting film

'The Hunt', an upcoming film in which liberal elites hunt down 'normal folk' for sport, had already attracted controversy after adverts for the film were pulled in the wake of recent US mass shootings.

Delon recovering in Switzerland after stroke, family says

The French actor was operated on at a Paris hospital where he stayed for three weeks in intensive care, according to his eldest son Anthony.

Wesley Snipes joins Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming to America’ sequel

The original film was a notable commercial success, grossing over US$288 million worldwide.

Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV streaming service

Disney CEO Bob Iger did not clarify whether the new version would be a feature film or a TV programme.

Del Toro gets Hollywood star, urges immigrants to reject fear

The double Oscar-winning filmmaker is known for creating surreal worlds filled with fantastical monsters in movies such as 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'The Shape of Water.'