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MoMA’s 17th Doc Fortnight examines a wide range of social issues

Now in its 17th year, the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight gathers documentaries from around the world.

Outlier children and adolescents have their moment on the big screen

Nobody thinks wee Shirley Temple, awash in ringlets, is adorable today. By contemporary standards, she’s a mutant. Not unlike Tiny Tim or, for that matter (speaking of Dickens), Little Nell. To quote Oscar Wilde, always way ahead of his time, “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of...

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' tops a quiet Super Bowl weekend

As expected, the box office was quiet over Super Bowl weekend, with 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' (weekend gross $11 million, total gross $352.6 million) reclaiming the top spot after one week at number two.

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Berlinale dishes out delicious cinema

Berlinale dishes out delicious cinema

While a huge array of global cinema offerings are listed on the menu of the 68th annual Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, the festival’s “Culinary Cinema” sidebar this year is serving nine documentaries and one feature film under the motto of “Life is Delicate.” According to programmers,...

Busan Fest names new chairman and director

Busan Fest names new chairman and director

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) appointed Lee Yong-kwan, a former festival director, as its new board chairman during a special organizing committee assembly held on Jan. 31. During the same meeting, Jay Jeon, the former deputy director, was appointed as new festival director....

Russian cinemas champion 'Paddington'

Russian cinemas champion 'Paddington'

The federal government of Russia was accused of biased actions against foreign films after the Culture Ministry tried to postpone the premiere of Paddington 2 by two weeks....

Australia and New Zealand see box office drop in 2017

Australia and New Zealand see box office drop in 2017

The move to digital projection at cinemas has led to a rise in the number of films released.

Learning about young moviegoers

Learning about young moviegoers

Recently, the International Cinema Technology Association held a business session in Los Angeles as part of their annual program, the L.A. Seminar Series, at the Universal Hilton Hotel.