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Ventana Sur’s Animation! Frames New Titles from Silvia Prietov, Fotosíntesis, Lunes & Malabar (EXCLUSIVE)

“Halloween,” from rising Colombian prospect Silvia Prietov and “Mi Amigo del Sol,” the latest in a line of cause-driven movies from Mexico’s Fotosintesis Media, are among projects set to be…

Microsoft Pulls LinkedIn From China as News Industry Crackdown Rattles Social Media

Tech giant Microsoft has withdrawn its LinkedIn professional social media service from mainland China, citing the difficulties of compliance in the Middle Kingdom. The move marks the withdrawal…

Ted Sarandos Doubles Down on Dave Chappelle Defense: ‘Content Doesn’t Directly Translate to Real-World Harm’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle. After addressing top…

Busan APM: Ray Yeung’s Today.. Tomorrow…’ Probes Society’s Inconvenient Ambiguity Towards Lesbian Relationships

After the success of 2019’s “Suk Suk,” in which he examined the late blooming love of two elderly men, Hong Kong based filmmaker Ray Yeung is proposing to…

iQiyi International Unveils First Philippines Series, More Korean Originals

Following a recent pact with Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN, streaming platform iQiyi International has revealed its first Filipino original series. At Busan’s Asian Contents & Film Market it is…

Crossover Film ‘Vanishing’ Felt ‘More Korean Than French,’ Says Busan Audience at World Premiere

Thursday saw the world premiere of the French-made, Korea-set romantic thriller, “Vanishing” at the Busan International Film Festival. Its director Denis Dercourt said that the movie attempts to…

Movistar Play’s New Chilean Musical Series ‘Los Prisioneros’ Bows Episode One at Iberseries Platino Industria

Chilean bio-musical series “Los Prisioneros” had its European debut at Madrid’s inaugural Iberseries Platino Industria on Sept. 28 where it screened in the event’s Chapter One sidebar. Taking…

Should R. Kelly’s Music Be Banned?

After more than twenty years of horrifying and damning accusations, as of today R. Kelly is officially a convicted felon, having been found guilty by a New York…

John Stossel Sues Facebook Alleging Defamation Over Fact-Check Label, Seeks at Least $2 Million

TV journalist John Stossel is demanding at least $2 million in damages from Facebook in a lawsuit he filed against the social media giant, alleging the company defamed…

Melvin Van Peebles, Influential Director, Actor and Writer, Dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. “Sweet Sweetback” was…

‘Revenge’ Oral History: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe and More Reflect on Real-Life Romance, Showrunner Swap on 10th Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since audiences first met Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) in her quest for revenge on the wealthy Grayson family, who she believed were responsible not…

‘One Second’ Review: Zhang Yimou’s Lovely, Poignantly Imperfect Tribute to the Delight and the Delusion of Cinema

Somewhere in the land of worn-out metaphors, there’s a drawer overflowing with love letters from all the filmmakers who ever thought to make cinema of the making of…