At Sundance, Harvey Weinstein is the elephant that’s no longer in the room

But for nearly 30 years, Weinstein was a gigantic and inescapable presence in this former silver-mining town. Weinstein’s marketing savvy and boundless energy helped turn Sundance from a tiny showcase for American independent film into a must-do event for cinephiles and Hollywood heavyweights alike. He and his quieter brother Bob championed and marketed More...

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By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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12 Strong brings authenticity to the battlefield

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Opens Friday in GTA theatres. 130 minutes. 14A War films are notoriously dripping in the kind of rah-rah blood-drenched jingoism that can More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Sundance 2018 seen as Ground Zero for age of rage

The 34th Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday amidst a storm of change, as the social justice demands of #MeToo, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite activists rattle the movie business and other industries. Far from More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Toronto writer’s battle-rap film Bodied picked up by YouTube Red

Bodied, an award-winning film about battle rap that debuted at TIFF 2017, has signed a deal to be shown on YouTube Red, the subscription-based version of the streaming-video giant. The film will also have a theatrical More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Third sexual assault investigation opened against Kevin Spacey in U.K.

By Rachel DeSantisNew York Daily News Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 Scotland Yard has opened a third investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, police said Wednesday. The latest accusation More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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More actors express regret over working with Woody Allen

NEW YORK—A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to More...

By PunditX On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Lebanon bans The Post over Stephen Spielberg’s ties with Israel

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s authorities have ordered a ban on the movie The Post because of director Stephen Spielberg’s associations with Israel, amid an intensifying climate of censorship in what has historically More...

By PunditX On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Rebecca Hall donates salary from upcoming Woody Allen film to Time’s Up initiative

By Jessica ChiaNew York Daily News Mon., Jan. 15, 2018 Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress Rebecca Hall will donate her salary from an upcoming Woody Allen film to the new Time’s Up initiative, she announced More...

By PunditX On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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French film star Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex abuse survivors after letter

PARIS—Film star Catherine Deneuve has apologized to victims of “odious” acts of sexual abuse, after she signed a much-criticized letter saying men are being unfairly accused of sexual misconduct. The letter, More...

By PunditX On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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After outcry over pay disparity, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5M reshoots fee to Time’s Up

By The Associated Press Sat., Jan. 13, 2018 NEW YORK—Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $ 1.5 million he earned for reshoots More...