Warner Bros. Delays 'Tenet' Movie Release Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus

Warner Bros. on Monday said it was delaying indefinitely the release of Christopher Nolan’s movie “Tenet,” which had been planned for August 12 in movie theaters. “Tenet” was expected to re-launch movie going in the United States as the first major Hollywood movie ou


REVIEW: ‘Homemade’ shines a light on global lockdown

As the film and TV industries continue to tread water during the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused productions across the world to grind to a halt, Netflix has tasked 17 filmmakers with documenting their own unique takes on life in lockdown. The result is “Homemade,” a collection of shor


Some Chinese Cities Reopen Cinemas as Virus Threat Recedes

Following months of closure, limited numbers of movie goers were allowed back into cinemas Monday in cities such as Shanghai, Hanzhou and Guilin where the risk of virus infection is considered low. Customers wore masks, left open seats between them and observed other safety precautions. At Shangh


Clemency review - Alfre Woodard quietly dazzles in this superb death row drama

  Woodard plays a conflicted prison warden slowly unravelling in writer-director Chinonye Chukwu’s remarkable film Amid the many oversights of January’s Oscar nominations, Alfre Woodard’s absence from the best actress shortlist was particularly telling. Having earned a sup


Venice Film Festival sets 2020 plan

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well as


‘Hamilton’ makes a successful transition to the big screen

CHENNAI- Cinema sometimes looks to go back to its roots. Some years ago, European auteurs like Lars Von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and others introduced “Dogme 95” as a new form of moviemaking, which meant using no props, no artificial lighting and no makeup. It did not last long. However,


‘Bulbbul’: A supernatural horror with a feminist angle

With Bollywood now releasing films via exclusive streaming platforms, actress Anushka Sharma’s production house, Clean Slate Films, debuted “Bulbbul” on Netflix last week. After “Phillauri” (2017) and “Pari” (2018), it would seem that Sharma gravitates towar


Daytime Emmys: ‘The Young and the Restless’ wins best drama

“The Young and the Restless” won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice. Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled program. &ldq


A world redrawn: Lebanon film director fears nothing will change

 Prize-winning Lebanese documentary filmmaker Carol Mansour fears the world has learnt nothing from the novel coronavirus shock and will go back to square one or worse when normal life returns.The director, who lost her father living in Canada to the COVID-19 disease, admits “what scares


Nadine Labaki’s short film to feature in new Netflix lockdown movie

A short film by Oscar-nominated Lebanese director Nadine Labaki and her producer husband Khaled Mouzanar is to feature in a new Netflix movie due to be released on June 30.The flick, “Homemade,” is a collection of short movies made by renowned filmmakers from around the world. Confined


Cast Away: 15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Tom Hanks Movie

Warning: spoilers for Cast Away are in play. If you’re not familiar with the film, you might want to turn away from this article. If your name happens to be Wilson, we’re doubly sorry for this fact. Almost 20 years ago, director Robert Zemeckis and actor Tom Hanks took a pretty big ga


Egyptian short film vying for Cannes’ Palme d’Or

Congratulations are in order for Egyptian director Sameh Alaa whose short film “I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face” has been selected among 10 other shorts in competition for the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes. The film is up against “Blue Fear” by Marie Jacotey and Lola


Top Saudi titles in catalogue of 44 Arab movies being released by Netflix

Leading internet entertainment service Netflix is releasing a new catalogue of 44 movies by Arab directors, including Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Marie Jacir, Laila Marrakchi and many more.Among them are various Saudi titles that have made their debut thi


Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams

Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.But Lebanon’s Jimmy Keyrouz said he took heart from the themes of his movie “Broken Keys”, which tells its own story of finding


Oscars delayed to April due to movie industry coronavirus chaos

The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February this week due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic.The ceremony for film’s highest honors will take place on April 25, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. It had o


Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker Lina Soualem will be joining the jury panel at Cannes Docs

Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker Lina Soualem will be joining the prestigious jury panel at the forthcoming Cannes Docs, set to take place virtually from Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25.Soualem will be joined on the jury by Zane Balcus, head of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in Latvia, an


7 Things Bond's 25th Movie No Time To Die Is Doing Very Differently

When a movie promises to “change everything” about a storied franchise that’s been operating for several decades and counting, one has to wonder exactly how those changes are going to show up. No Time To Die is making that exact claim in its advertising, and while there are some hi


Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ to test audience appetite as it opens July 31

Director Christopher Nolan’s thriller “Tenet” will debut in cinemas on July 31, distributor Warner Bros. said on Friday, the first new blockbuster in months for movie theaters that need fresh films to lure audiences after pandemic-related closures. Theaters are starting to reopen




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