Films http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24436/all en Kate Winslet's husband wins UK photo court battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/kate-winslets-husband-wins-uk-photo-court-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - British actress Kate Winslet's husband won a court battle on Tuesday stopping The Sun newspaper printing photographs of him "semi-naked" at a private fancy dress party several years ago.</p> <p>Lawyers for Ned RocknRoll, 34, who married the "Titanic" star last month, argued that there was no public interest in the Sun publishing the pictures, that it would be a breach of his privacy and it could lead to Winslet's children being bullied.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/kate-winslets-husband-wins-uk-photo-court-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Films Kate Winslet Kate Winslet Social Issues Technology The Reader Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:45:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731727 at http://www.globalpost.com Stark Austrian drama 'Amour' captures five Oscar nominations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/stark-austrian-drama-amour-captures-five-oscar-nominations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Films from Chile, Norway, Denmark, Canada also nominated</p> <p>* "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva, 85, in running for Best Actress</p> <p>* Oldest woman ever nominated for that award</p> <p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Austrian film "Amour" scored a surprising five Oscar nominations on Thursday, positioning the drama as the front-runner to seize Best Foreign Language Film, if not more of the movie industry's most coveted prizes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/stark-austrian-drama-amour-captures-five-oscar-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Films Hiroshima mon amour Human Interest Law Michael Haneke Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732882 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian youth in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Israeli army comment)</p> <p>BUDRUS, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.</p> <p>A second boy was shot and injured by soldiers in a nearby village, Palestinians said, but the Israeli military said it was not aware of any such incident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-israeli-soldiers-kill-palestinian-youth-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budrus Films Israeli–Palestinian conflict War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734866 at http://www.globalpost.com Action remake of 'Hansel & Gretel' wins box office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/action-remake-hansel-gretel-wins-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 27 (Reuters) - A new take on the classic "Hansel &amp; Gretel" fairy tale grabbed the No. 1 spot on movie box office charts with $19 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend.</p> <p>"Hansel &amp; Gretel: Witch Hunters" is an action movie that morphs the children's story into an action comedy, with the characters now grown into crossbow-wielding, adult bounty hunters. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the lead roles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/action-remake-hansel-gretel-wins-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Films Folklore Hansel and Gretel Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740179 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Witch-hunting 'Hansel & Gretel' wins box office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-witch-hunting-hansel-gretel-wins-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Richwine and Patricia Reaney</p> <p>Jan 27 (Reuters) - A grown-up "Hansel &amp; Gretel" grabbed the weekend box office title, pulling in $19 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales with its reinvention of the fairy tale characters as fierce bounty hunters.</p> <p>"Hansel &amp; Gretel: Witch Hunters" knocked last weekend's winner, low-budget horror flick "Mama," into second place. "Mama" earned $12.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates, followed by "Silver Linings Playbook" with $10 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-witch-hunting-hansel-gretel-wins-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Films Hansel and Gretel Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740190 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin film festival looks east, hot topics in frame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/berlin-film-festival-looks-east-hot-topics-frame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Berlin festival opens Feb. 7 with martial arts epic</p> <p>* Of 19 competition movies, six based in Eastern Europe</p> <p>* Iran's Panahi defies film ban with "Closed Curtain"</p> <p>* River Phoenix back on screen 20 years after death</p> <p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/berlin-film-festival-looks-east-hot-topics-frame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Iran Entertainment Films Iranian films Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745454 at http://www.globalpost.com Winners of Berlin film festival's Golden Bear since 1993 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/winners-berlin-film-festivals-golden-bear-1993 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlinale kicks off Thursday with 19 films in competition for the Golden and Silver Bear top prizes, with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai chairing the international jury.</p> <p>Here are the winners since 1993 of the Golden Bear at the event, one of the world's top cinema showcases and the first major European film festival of the year.</p> <p>- 1993: Tie between "Xian Hun Nu" (The Woman from the Lake of Scented Souls) by Xie Fei (China) and "Hsi Yen" (The Wedding Banquet) by Ang Lee (Taiwan)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/winners-berlin-film-festivals-golden-bear-1993" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Berlin Film Festival Films AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745951 at http://www.globalpost.com New book gives servants' perspective in "Pride and Prejudice" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/new-book-gives-servants-perspective-pride-and-prejudice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A British writer has written a book based on Jane Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice" but told from the servants' point of view, its U.S. publisher said on Thursday.</p> <p>In "Longbourn," which will be released later this year in the United States, writer Jo Baker focuses on a romance between the main characters, a newly arrived footman and a housemaid on the Bennet family estate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/new-book-gives-servants-perspective-pride-and-prejudice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Films Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749489 at http://www.globalpost.com Bungling British hitmen jailed for life for killing teen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bungling-british-hitmen-jailed-life-killing-teen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two British hitmen who went to the wrong address and stabbed an innocent teenager to death were jailed for life on Friday.</p> <p>Ben Hope, 39, and Jason Richards, 38, were both heroin addicts who were paid £1,000 ($1,600, 1,100 euros) each to murder a middle-aged family man who owed money to a shady businessman in Cardiff.</p> <p>But the pair -- high on drugs and wearing balaclavas -- went to the wrong house in the Welsh capital and murdered 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi by mistake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bungling-british-hitmen-jailed-life-killing-teen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aamir Films Indian films AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749959 at http://www.globalpost.com Bungling British hitmen jailed for life for killing teen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bungling-british-hitmen-jailed-life-killing-teen-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two British hitmen who went to the wrong address and stabbed an innocent teenager to death were jailed for life on Friday.</p> <p>Ben Hope, 39, and Jason Richards, 38, were both heroin addicts who were paid £1,000 ($1,600, 1,100 euros) each to murder a middle-aged family man who owed money to a shady businessman in Cardiff.</p> <p>But the pair -- high on drugs and wearing balaclavas -- went to the wrong house in the Welsh capital and murdered 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi by mistake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bungling-british-hitmen-jailed-life-killing-teen-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aamir Films Indian films AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749970 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-"Identity Thief" steals weekend box office title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-identity-thief-steals-weekend-box-office-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronald Grover and Patricia Reaney</p> <p>Feb 10 (Reuters) - Despite a blizzard in the U.S. Northeast, "Identity Thief," a newly released comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, collected $36.6 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, making it the top-performing film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-identity-thief-steals-weekend-box-office-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Entertainment Films Human Interest Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752028 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian director says film foresaw papal resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/italian-director-says-film-foresaw-papal-resignation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Italian director of a film which tells the story of a pope who resigned spoke in an interview on Tuesday of his uncanny foresight after Pope Benedict XVI announced he will step down.</p> <p>"Sometimes cinema can anticipate reality," award-winning filmmaker Nanni Moretti, whose latest movie "Habemus Papam" starring Michel Piccoli as the pope went on general release in 2011, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/italian-director-says-film-foresaw-papal-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Cinema of Italy Entertainment Films Human Interest AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:32:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753426 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin fest unveils Iran director Panahi's cry for freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/berlin-fest-unveils-iran-director-panahis-cry-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlinale premiered Tuesday the latest film by banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi, a haunting lament about crushing state oppression and a tribute to the resilience of the creative drive.</p> <p>"Closed Curtain", which Panahi co-directed with longtime collaborator Kambuzia Partovi, tells the story of two people on the run from the police hiding out at a secluded villa.</p> <p>The older fugitive owns a dog, banned as pets because Islamic law deems the animals to be unclean, while the young woman, who soon proves suicidal, was caught attending an illicit party on the Caspian Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/berlin-fest-unveils-iran-director-panahis-cry-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Iran Entertainment Films Human Interest Iranian films Jafar Panahi Social Issues AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:46:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753475 at http://www.globalpost.com Soderbergh cheered at Berlin fest for 'final' movie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/soderbergh-cheered-at-berlin-fest-final-movie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Steven Soderbergh said goodbye to directing, and the Berlinale which has hosted him more often than any other film festival, with the taut thriller "Side Effects" that drew cheers Tuesday.</p> <p>The Hitchcock-inspired picture about intrigue and corruption in the pharmaceuticals industry is one of 19 movies vying for the festival's Golden Bear top prize.</p> <p>Starring Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara, the film is also what Soderbergh said is his last before he turns his back on Hollywood and devotes his time to painting and other pursuits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/soderbergh-cheered-at-berlin-fest-final-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Cinema of the United States Entertainment Films Human Interest Steven Soderbergh AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:00:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753748 at http://www.globalpost.com A Minute With: Michael Haneke and the story behind 'Amour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/minute-michael-haneke-and-the-story-behind-amour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Austrian director Michael Haneke said his stark drama "Amour," which has scored a surprising five Oscar nominations including for Best Picture, was inspired by his own experiences dealing with an aged aunt facing death.</p> <p>The unflinching take on devotion, growing old and illness has also picked up Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Film and Best Actress for Emmanuelle Riva's performance as bed-ridden Anne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/minute-michael-haneke-and-the-story-behind-amour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Films Michael Haneke The White Ribbon Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754781 at http://www.globalpost.com