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Special Edit of Pushkar and Gayatri Series ‘Vadhandhi’ to Debut at IFFI

Such is the crossover between film and TV that “Vadhandhi – The Fable of Velonie” is only the latest streaming series to find itself a prominent slot at…

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identities of the Scarecrow and Sir Bugaboo: Here’s Who They Are

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 8, episode 9, of “The Masked Singer,” “Fright Night,” which aired Nov. 23 on Fox.…

James Gunn on Casting Kevin Bacon in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ and What to Expect From an ‘Emotional’ ‘Vol. 3’

When James Gunn was 20 years old, he ran into Kevin Bacon at a New York City screening. The aspiring filmmaker was floored and approached the movie star…

Samantha Morton to Be Awarded BIFA’s Richard Harris for Contribution to British Film

Samantha Morton has been recognized for her contribution to British film by being awarded the Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Award (BIFA). She will be…

‘Alam’ Review: A Sentimental and Political Coming of Age for a Teen Palestinian Citizen of Israel

In the appealing, naturalistic drama “Alam,” a middle-class Arab teen living in a village in the Galilee undergoes a political awakening catalyzed by a pretty, outspoken girl from…

How Bob Iger’s Return to Disney Sent Shockwaves Through Hollywood in Real Time

Is this a hoax?  That was the reaction from many Disney employees on the evening of Nov. 20, as the stunning news spread that Bob Iger would return…

‘Criminal Minds’ Reboot Is More Amber Fossil Than ‘Evolution’: TV Review

The ultimate victor in the streaming wars has been the audience, which now enjoys the spoils of a content-starved environment in which death is never final, and any…

‘A Tale of Shemroon’ Takes Top Prize at Marrakech, as Tilda Swinton Receives Emotional Tribute

Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi’s story of brotherly bonds and criminal excess “A Tale of Shemroon” took home top honors at the Marrakech Film Festival on Saturday, closing out a…

Why a Documentary Filmmaker Really Wanted to Put the Spotlight on Charlie Trotter, Godfather of Food Porn

Rebecca Halpern’s latest documentary “Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie” examines iconic Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, who developed micro-greens and helped make vegetarianism mainstream. The…

Director Farida Benlyazid Reflects on Trailblazing Career at Marrakech Tribute

For years Morocco’s lone female director, Farida Benlyazid forged an untrodden path, exploring Moroccan women’s stories onscreen while opening new doors into the industry on the strength of…

‘Disenchanted’ Review: Amy Adams Returns as Giselle, Now Under an Evil Curse, in the Scattershot Sequel to ‘Enchanted’

“Enchanted,” the 2007 Disney musical comedy in which Amy Adams played a goody-two-shoes princess who is exiled from her fairy-tale animated kingdom and transported to the live-action world…