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Marie-Louise Gumuchian

Dark drama 'Joker' leads BAFTA nominations with 11 nods

07 Jan 2020

LONDON "Joker", a dark origins story about the comic book villain, led nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Tuesday, but Britain's top movie honours drew criticism over the lack of diversity in the acting categories. | Video

'Cats' star Derulo says 'reviews don't matter' after critics claw musical film

21 Dec 2019

LONDON "Cats" star Jason Derulo has hit back at critics who have slammed the film adaptation of the hit stage musical, calling the movie "an incredible, brave piece of art".

Lots of fur, few purrs as critics claw 'Cats' musical film

19 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 19 A film adaptation of hit stage musical "Cats" hits cinemas this week but critics have not exactly been purring with delight.

Inspired by grandfather, 'Bond' director Mendes returns with tense war film '1917'

05 Dec 2019

LONDON Four years after wrapping up his second James Bond film, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes is back, this time on the front lines of World War One in "1917," an ambitious drama inspired by his grandfather's experiences. | Video

Coldplay won't tour new album, say want gigs to be 'sustainable'

21 Nov 2019

LONDON British band Coldplay will not tour to promote their new album, but are working on how to make their gigs environmentally sustainable, lead singer Chris Martin said. | Video

Late pop idol George Michael returns with new song

06 Nov 2019

LONDON A new track recorded by George Michael in his last studio sessions before his 2016 death was released on Wednesday, in which the late British pop idol sings about social ills. | Video

Scorsese says he wanted to 'enrich' past De Niro work with 'The Irishman'

25 Oct 2019

LONDON Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro in "The Irishman", a 3-1/2 hour long mob drama the acclaimed director said he chose to do with his frequent collaborator to build on their past work together rather than replicate it. | Video

Rule-breaking Booker judges honour Atwood, Evaristo with rare double prize

15 Oct 2019

LONDON Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo's "Girl, Woman, Other" jointly won the Booker Prize on Monday in a surprise double award in which the literary prize recognised its oldest and first black woman winners. | Video

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