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Did Hollywood Agents Help Harvey Weinstein?

After Rose McGowan calls them out, we look at what role the biz’s agencies played in helping to keep Weinstein’s behavior an open secret.<p>It’s Tuesday, and I’d like to raise my hand for the job of wielding <b>Cher’s</b> BeDazzler on the set of <i>Mamma Mia 2.</i><p>Hello from Los Angeles, where agencies and actresses …

Hollywood

'A universal story told in an Indigenous way:' Maori anthology tale Waru opens ImagineNative film fest

'Our stories have value — we know that,' says female Maori filmmaker<p>Maori stories have been some of New Zealand's biggest box office successes, but …

Indigenous Peoples

IFFBoston adds festival hits to fall lineup

The Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) has announced the last three films in the lineup of its Fall Focus Film Festival.<p>The new titles are: …

Toronto

9 fall movies that may be hurt by the Harvey Weinstein fallout

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is one of the biggest controversies to ever hit Hollywood, and its ripples will be felt for a long time to come.<p>While the storied studio head was fired from his own company after dozens of accusations of sexual harassment and assault came out in the press, the …

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Republican lawmakers' troubles deepen as Koch donors and Bannon take aim

Less than a year after Republicans gained control of Washington with President Trump amid heady promises of action, political pressures from multiple …

Republican Party

This bombshell’s Instagram got her a movie role — and Drake

When Bria Vinaite was getting her makeup touched up in between looks for this photo shoot, she looked at her phone and let out a gasp. It was Drake, …

Celebrity Gossip

The Weinstein Company Shifts ‘The Current War’ to 2018 Release

The Weinstein Company has pulled Benedict Cumberbatch historical drama “The Current War” from its planned Black Friday Nov. 24 release date, shelving …

Toronto

Film tour showcasing works by Indigenous youth arrives in Maritimes

'The process of storytelling is quite rich'<p>Maritime audiences are getting the chance to see a host of Indigenous youth films as the Wapikoni Cinema …

Canada

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Sons Pax And Maddox Not Feuding As Their Parent’s Split Drags On?

Watching your parents go through a divorce is never easy, but when your parents are uber-famous actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and every detail …

Hollywood

Canadian women speak out in the wake of Weinstein allegations

Canadian women are joining those who have accused disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual harassment after a New York Times …

Canadian News

London film festival to end with 'Three Billboards'

The 12-day London Film Festival ends Sunday with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," a small-town tragicomedy starring Frances McDormand and …

Entertainment

Based On A Shakespearean Tragedy, The Trailer Of ‘The Hungry’ Looks Hauntingly Beautiful

Every time a Shakespearean classic is adapted into a movie by some or the other Bollywood filmmaker, The Bard's fans are hoping for a film that lives …

Toronto

53rd Chicago Int’l Film Festival to Feature Awards Season Favorites ‘Marshall,’ ‘Lady Bird’

As of today, the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival will continue to push daring and worthy new films into the awards spotlight.<p>Running Oct. …

On Harvey Weinstein, and All the Powerful Men Just Like Him

As a Hollywood actress, I have a Harvey Weinstein story. And many stories of men just like him.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Sex and Hollywood have always been intertwined. It's a career that blends work and play and the boundaries are blurry. I've had the head of makeup apply …

Harvey Weinstein

Finally, a Movie About the Kinky Threesome That Inspired Wonder Woman

<b>This article was originally published during the Toronto International Film Festival. Spoilers below for Professor Marston and the Wonder …

Entertainment

Two Canadian actresses join list of Harvey Weinstein accusers

TORONTO — Two Canadian actresses have spoken out against embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as he faces mounting allegations of sexual …

Harvey Weinstein

The Spielberg of Molenbeek

When Adil El Arbi started film school, he knew right away that he didn’t quite fit in. The son of Moroccan market vendors in Belgium, attending on a …

Steven Spielberg

Horror's maestros on what drives the movies that scare us most

They tap into our deepest fears as we sit in the dark and remind us, in brutal bursts and jump scares, how fleeting life can be. They give us bogeymen to rally against, heroines and heroes to root for. They teach us not to run away up the stairs or ever promise, as the shadows creep closer, “I’ll …

Horror Movies

We asked Obama staffers: What do civilians not understand about the presidency?

In <i>The Final Year</i>, filmmaker Greg Barker followed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team as it attempted to shape international policy in the …

Toronto

Hollywood’s exclusive high-stakes poker game is revealed in first trailer for Molly’s Game

The first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game is here and, boy, does it look good.<p>The film debuted at the Toronto International …

Movies

Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

After the sexual assault allegations, BAFTA was the first to remove him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences could be next.<p>Two Academy of …

Award Shows

Trump names top Kelly aide, a cybersecurity expert, to run Homeland Security

President Trump has nominated Kirstjen Nielsen, a cybersecurity expert and top aide to Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, to take over the Department of …

Toronto

Gender Matters at the Toronto International Film Festival - Los Angeles Review of Books

THIS SUMMER, Warner Bros.’s <i>Wonder Woman</i> handily tied up the distinction of highest-grossing domestic release. With a female superhero headlining, and …

Books

Harvey Weinstein Accusations: How Film Festival Environments Provided a Backdrop For Sexual Assault

Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto all come up in stories featuring allegations against Weinstein. How did those settings empower him?<p>In 1995, Harvey …

Entertainment

Hollywood Elitists Furious That Netflix Plays By Their Rules To Win Film Awards

Recently a few hundred members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held what is said to be a rare members-only meeting. This …

Conservative View

New biopic turns lens on Watergate whistleblower

TORONTO — The director of a new biopic on the infamous "Deep Throat" Watergate whistleblower sees potential parallels between the 1970s U.S. …

Canadian News

Berlin Festival Boss Calls Harvey Weinstein Accusations, Cover-Up "Scandalous"

Festival directors condemned Weinstein's actions, with Venice head Alberto Barbera saying Weinstein "used his position to perform extreme violence …

Harvey Weinstein

Timothée Chalamet Is Making Some Very Good First Impressions on the Red Carpet

Call Me By Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet is on a sartorial hot streak right now while promoting that film, in which he stars opposite Armie Hammer, and his other upcoming flick, the Greta Gerwig-penned Lady Bird. The 21-year-old might be a newcomer to red carpets around the globe, but his style …

Men's Fashion

Magnolia Nabs Financial Crisis Docu ‘The China Hustle’ | Deadline

Magnolia Pictures has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to Jed Rothstein’s documentary The China Hustle, which has its world premiere at …

Movies

No redo on Weinstein groping investigation halted in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they didn't have enough evidence to prove a model's claim that movie producer Harvey Weinstein groped her in 2015. Even if they changed their minds now, it would legally be too late.<p>Ambra Battilana Gutierrez told police the movie magnate touched her …

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