India

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

Controversial remark by the top actor about anti-caste icon Periyar Ramaswamy causes furore in Tamil Nadu state.

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

South Korea

Parasite makes history, winning top prize at SAG Awards

It is the first film not in English to win the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

SAG Awards: South Korean hit Parasite makes history

BAFTA

'Laughable': Anger as BAFTA awards recognise only white actors

Lack of diversity highlighted as all 20 nominees in acting categories for UK film body's awards are white.

'Laughable': Anger as BAFTA awards recognise only white actors

Asia Pacific

Film festival rivalry: China targets Taiwan's Golden Horse

The film festival has found itself caught up in the increasingly tense relationship between China and Taiwan.

Arts & Culture

Sandler, Pattinson indie films top Spirit Award nominations

The awards are seen as a strong indicator of the independent movies that could eventually be Oscar winners.

Sandler, Pattinson indie films top Spirit Award nominations

Movies

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over 'concerns'

Streaming service's first feature film, The Banker, starring Samuel L Jackson, is pulled from US festival.

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over 'concerns'

Cinema

Qatari film festival pulls in younger generations

Some 96 films from 3 countries will be shown at the seventh Ajyal Film Festival on November 18-24.

Qatari film festival pulls in younger generations

AJ Impact

Is DreamWorks courting controversy over the South China Sea?

Several Asian governments have criticised and banned the film Abominable over a map showing China's territorial claims.

Is DreamWorks courting controversy over the South China Sea?

Movies

Whistle-blower hopes new film will redress Bush-Blair legacy

Official Secrets tells how former GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaked a top-secret memo in run-up to Iraq War.

Whistle-blower hopes new film will redress Bush-Blair legacy

AJ Impact

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

Stiff competition faces Netflix in India as local and international platforms jostle for subscriptions and eyeballs.

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

LGBTQ

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

Organisation says while LGBTQ representation was up for major films last year, none included transgender characters.

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

Movies

Sudan cinema: Reviving a forgotten art

Two documentaries at the Berlin Film Festival shine a light on Khartoum behind the headlines

Movies

BAFTA Awards 2019: The Favourite and Roma win big

Find out about two very different films that have won big at the British Academy Film Awards night.

Arts & Culture

Nadine Labaki's film Capernaum receives Academy Award nod

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki makes Oscars' history as first female Arab filmmaker nominated.

Opinion

BlacKkKlansman: The liberal blind-spots of a visionary filmmaker

In his latest film, Spike Lee seems to be suffering from myopic provincialism.

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