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January 5, 2019 5:00 AM While Black men are making strides in Hollywood, women continue to struggle

For the first time in over a decade, Hollywood studios hired a greater percentage of Black directors to helm top-performing films — 16 Black directors in 2018, actually — said a new study from Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. “Sixteen of the directors of the top 100 movies last year were Black — this historically high figure 30

January 3, 2019 6:50 PM 10 movies I can’t wait to see in 2019, between the blockbusters

What I’m really looking forward to in 2019, though, are the movies that aren’t likely to be doing double duty selling burgers, breakfast cereal or action figures. Films that tell stories in unique ways, like the 10 hopefuls listed here, in my annual optimistic assessment of what lies ahead. I’m mostly going by the track record of the directors, actors 25

December 14, 2018 1:00 PM Sondra Locke, Oscar-nominated actress, dies at 74

Locke was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, a 1968 drama based on a novel by Carson McCullers. She went on to star in several movies with Eastwood in the 1970s and 1980s, including their first film together, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Sudden Impact, part of the Dirty Harry thriller 31

December 9, 2018 12:00 PM Tabloids: Meghan vs. Kate in a double-duchess cage match

You walkin’ on me: Robert De Niro’s camp says his estranged wife, a 63-year-old “aspiring singer” (hoo boy), was spending him blind, and “Bobby’s definitely made some movies just to pay the bills.” I think this was deduced by anyone who saw The Comedian. Or Last Vegas. Or New Year’s Eve. Or ... Cover: Brad Pitt gets the kids (Pentax, Lax, Kalahari, Manassas 29

November 29, 2018 11:07 PM In Ontario, it’s Hallmark Christmas movie season all-year round

This holiday season could have turned Ontario Finance Minister Victor Fedeli into a Grinch, what with General Motors Co. closing a big plant and the province wrestling with a C$15 billion ($11.6 billion) deficit. But thanks to the Hallmark Channel’s penchant for movies telling every possible permutation of the Christmas story, the minister retains his holiday 36

November 26, 2018 10:58 PM Walking Dead viewers have a new please for the show’s writers: Don’t kill Dog!

“If Daryl dies we riot,” goes the slogan adorning many a Walking Dead fan’s mug or T-shirt, referring to a long-standing character on the AMC show. A fan of the zombie drama, now in its ninth season, has started a Care2 petition urging the show’s writers not to kill off Daryl’s canine companion, who is named — wait for it — Dog. “Please sign my petition 36

November 8, 2018 5:00 AM Childhood nightmares drew Joel Edgerton to Boy Erased

It’s what drew him to making Boy Erased, based on a novel about a young man forced into gay conversion therapy by his Christian fundamentalist parents. “The basis of all my nightmares as a child was always about being institutionalized or abducted or put in boarding school and being taken away from my parents. So I love movies about breaking out of prisons 45

October 23, 2018 6:42 PM MoviePass owner is planning to off-load the troubled business

The new company will include the common stock of MoviePass, the service’s members and Moviefone, which was acquired from Verizon Communications Inc. earlier this year. Helios & Matheson plans to distribute a minority of the outstanding shares of MoviePass Entertainment as a dividend to its investors, assuming such a move is permitted under Delaware law. The question 41

October 17, 2018 8:30 PM Cannabis-filled films you can watch legally

TORONTO—Mary Jane and the movies have been a long-time pairing, from 1936’s propaganda film Reefer Madness to contemporary onscreen stoners like Vancouver’s Seth Rogen. Reefer Madness: Worth watching just to see how far viewpoints on cannabis have changed since the 1930s. Louis J. Gasnier’s black-and-white fictional film became unintentional satire over the years 55

October 15, 2018 7:20 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s unborn child is doomed to a life of perfection

I don’t know what went wrong. But as a general rule, if a new relationship is powered by impulse tattoos, plans for instant matrimony and bursts of PDA that are borderline soft-porn, it’s probably doomed. And so if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex care about the world as much as they claim, if they are motivated by true charity, they need to take it down a notch 47