Annika Ranin

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Star Wars and Spectre help boost profits at Pinewood Studios

Europe’s biggest film studio sees profits after tax rise 13% to £4.3m, with another Star Wars movie already in production<p>James Bond’s latest mission and the return of Star Wars have helped boost profits at Pinewood Studios, which is expanding to keep up with US rivals.<p>Spectre and Star Wars: The …

Amy, Going Clear and He Named Me Malala top 2016 Oscars documentary shortlist

Oscars,Oscars 2016,Documentary,Amy,Best of Enemies,Going Clear,Alex Gibney,He Named Me Malala,Laurie Anderson,The Look of Silence,Joshua Oppenheimer,Where to Invade Next,Michael Moore,Awards and prizes,Culture,Film,Music,US news,World news<p>Record-breaking study of Amy Winehouse, assault on …

Michael Moore tells documentary-makers to be more entertaining

Documentary film-makers have lost sight of why people like to go to the cinema, said Michael Moore during his keynote speech at the Toronto film festival.<p>The Oscar-winning film-maker is in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Roger & Me, his movie on the closure of General Motors plants in his …

Indie Documentary Breaks Box-Office Records

The indie documentary "My Love, Don't Cross That River," directed by Jin Mo-young, broke the box office record set by "Old Partner" on Thursday, 29 …

Ten Oscar-Worthy 2014 Documentary Favorites

<i>Manakamana</i><p>by Lauren Wissot<br>in Filmmaking<br>on Dec 24, 2014<p>Serving as the director of programming for this year’s Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival …

2014: The Year When Activist Documentaries Hit the Breaking Point

If I were making a documentary about the uniformity that has infested modern documentaries, it would go something like this: Open with a sequence …

India accused of ‘misguided’ ban on rape documentary

The director of a controversial documentary about the fatal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has branded a ban on the film being shown in India as “misguided”, accusing her critics of reacting “hysterically”.<p><i>India’s Daughter,</i> made by Leslee Udwin, triggered national debate in India with the …

Documentary highlighting China's smog crisis censored on mainland websites

The Chinese government's apparent distaste for a popular new documentary that spotlights China's air quality woes has resulted in the film's removal …

China erases its ‘inconvenient truth’ film on pollution

Internet censors in China remove pollution documentary watched by more than 200 million people that sparked criticism of government<p>Chinese censors brought the curtains down on a viral documentary about the country’s pollution crisis on Friday after it was watched by more than 200 million people and …

Olivier Rousteing: Balmain's Instagram King

Olivier Rousteing’s glamour army.<p>After the fashion house Balmain showed its fall-winter collection last March, Olivier Rousteing, the creative director, threw a celebratory dinner for fifty of his most valued friends—his “besties,” he likes to say. The venue was Lapérouse, a Louis XV-era restaurant …

Red Carpet

Greek comedy wins top prize at BFI's London Film Festival Awards

The winning film, Chevalier, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, is a grim and absurd comic character study of masculine prowess and anxiety<p>A deadpan Greek comedy about a contest of machismo among six men on board a yacht has won the top prize at the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival …

Film Festivals

The Beautiful Secret of a 90-Year-Old Farmer’s Lifelong Passion for Photography

In his long life, Ulisse Bezzi has always had two constants: land and photography<i>.</i> The influence of one is clearly apparent in the other, with images that reveal a characteristic sincerity of a farmer's humble take on the world. Photography has always been something that Bezzi pursued solely for …

New York City

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

Bottoms Up: The Best-Ever Drinking Scene in a Movie

<i>Editor's Note: Reid Mitenbuler knows from drinking. He has written about whiskey and drinking culture for</i> The Atlantic<i>,</i> Slate<i>,</i> Saveur<i>,</i> Whisky …

Up all night in Mexico City: “Güeros,” a gorgeous, ecstatic slacker odyssey, is one of the best movies of the year

<b>From left: Leonardo Ortizgris, Sebastián Aguirre and Tenoch Huerta in “Güeros."</b><p>Tragic, romantic and hilarious, this late ’90s Mexican rebel odyssey is 2015’s foreign-language breakthrough<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 21, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>I had already decided that “Güeros,” a gorgeous slice of deadbeat Mexico …

Mexico City

Watch this film exploring the sensuality of body fat

What is beauty and who decides? These are questions being posed by Nowness’ <i>Define Beauty</i> series, that returns today with a film by James Lees that explores the sensuality of fat. Starring porn star Brock Avery and model Vanity Fox, the camera follows an erotic encounter that refuses to shy away …