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Toronto Film Fest lineup will generate buzz, and debates

NEW YORK — Few institutions in cinema can match the Toronto International Film Festival as a conversation-starting force. It simply has a lot of movies worth talking about. And this year, many of the [Read entire story]

‘Dark Tower’ debuts at No. 1; Detroit disappoints at box office

After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the [Read entire story]

George Romero, director who brought zombie genre back to life, dies

NEW YORK — George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and [Read entire story]

Child actors take the Cannes Film Festival by storm

CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn’t an ideal place for children. Yet at this year’s Cannes, kid actors have delivered many of the festival’s [Read entire story]

Kubrick’s little-known right-hand man takes a bow in Cannes

Directors are hailed with minutes-long standing ovations, while movie stars parade a gantlet of flashbulbs on the red carpet. Despite his uncommon proximity to Kubrick and his significant contributions to the [Read entire story]

Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies’ host, dies

NEW YORK — Robert Osborne, the genial face of Turner Classic Movies and a walking encyclopedia of classic Hollywood, has died. “His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, [Read entire story]

‘Moonlight’ sweeps Spirit Awards

Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual [Read entire story]

Screen Actors Guild awards to ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences’

Screen Actors Guild awards to ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences’ The cast of “Hidden Figures” rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony that was dominated by defiance over [Read entire story]