Although Georgian women may not be marking a #MeToo moment in quite the same way as their counterparts in the U.S. and Western Europe, recent Georgian features such as Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s “My Happy Family” and Ana Urushadze’s “Scary Mother” have given their countrymen’s patriarchal attitudes a drubbing. Now, the naturalistic, melancholy-infused, observational […]
Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he...
“Don’t think too much!” are the very first words in Raman Hui’s new Chinese-language, live-action/CG hybrid family adventure. And you’ve scarcely had time to wonder if that might be a cynical advance apologia for a potentially shoddy sequel to a wildly popular original, before you find yourself obeying. “Monster Hunt 2” is so perfectly good-natured […]
Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply
Several members of the voice-cast of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” attended Studio Babelsberg Night at Berlin’s Soho House on Friday, including Liev Schreiber, Yojiro Noda, Kunichi Nomura and Roman Coppola. The party was hosted by Babelsberg CEO Charlie Woebcken and COO Christoph Fisser, partnering with Canada Goose and Variety. Babelsberg co-produced the film, which […]
Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, has been widely celebrated by architectural critics, but some employees are reportedly encountering a downside: They keep walking into the interior glass walls. MarketWatch reports on at least two incidents in which men walked into a wall seriously enough to require a call to...
Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]
It was a foreboding comment then and an especially eerie one now: "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" was posted to a YouTube video by a user named "Nikolas Cruz." Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old vlogger who'd uploaded the video, was alarmed enough that he brought the comment to...
Dutch and American police and federal agents have paid unannounced visited visits to dozens of people they say bought drugs via a darknet site that Dutch police took over last year
“Black Panther,” as pop-culture pundits everywhere have been declaring, is more than just another comic-book blockbuster. It’s a movie that symbolizes a shift in possibility. It’s one more sign — like last year’s “Wonder Woman” — that Hollywood can change, that it can welcome new voices to the top level of its image-making machinery. Yet […]
Uber CEO is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and 'getting the love back' after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service
The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law
It makes sense that a single novel — in this case, James Hadley Chase’s 1945 potboiler “Eve” — would be adapted by both Joseph Losey and, over half a century later, Benoît Jacquot. Both directors are perverse aesthetes with an affinity for lurid art, as well as prolific, on-the-fly experimenters. For both, the resulting adaptation […]
Party guests were greeted by China Chow, who handed out fragrant party favors at the 50th anniversary party for her father Michael Chow’s eponymous eatery, Mr. Chow. The ambiance evoked various eras from the famed eatery’s history — Warhol’s industrial Factory in the ’60s, the drug-fueled debauchery of ’70s-era Studio 54, art-world extravagance in SoHo circa the […]
After decades in which films from mainland China were mostly repped internationally by Hong Kong or overseas sales agents, new Chinese firms are now emerging to handle foreign sales. A long learning curve awaits. Newcomers such as Movie View International, Rediance Films and Asian Shadows are assembling slates of indie films and shopping them at […]