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Gay romance 'Call Me By Your Name' leads indie Spirit nominations

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LOS ANGELES "Call Me By Your Name," a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday.

Box Office: 'Justice League' opens with gloomy $96 million in North America

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros.-DC's costly "Justice League" has dominated the North American box office but fallen well short of expectations with a $96 million opening weekend at 4,051 locations.

Nov 20 2017

Gary Oldman slays dragons to play Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

LOS ANGELES Gary Oldman has played Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sid Vicious and Pontius Pilate in his 35-year acting career, but he says taking on Britain's Winston Churchill was by far the most daunting. | Video

People Nov 20 2017

Films about migration, terrorism win German Bambi awards

BERLIN Films about terrorism, migration and the struggle for women's rights swept Germany's Bambi awards on Thursday evening, with Chinese dissident and filmmaker Ai Weiwei urging the star-studded audience to keep faith in humanity.

Germany Nov 17 2017

London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013. | Video

People, Arts Nov 16 2017

Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday. | Video

Nov 16 2017

As 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' Denzel Washington explores social injustice

LOS ANGELES For his latest role, as an attorney who defends young people of color imprisoned without trial, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington weighed how family dynamics played into the lives of young criminals. | Video

Nov 14 2017

German gay film festival banned in Turkish capital

(This Nov. 15 story corrects paragraph four to show Pink Life QueerFest group were involved in festival, not that they were its organizers.)

Nov 20 2017

Conservation by killing? Documentary asks if commerce can save threatened species

LONDON Could a hunter's bullet be a tool in helping save Africa's endangered species from extinction? The question is one of the many complex ethical dilemmas raised by "Trophy", a documentary that examines whether commerce can help wildlife conservation. | Video

Environment Nov 15 2017

Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on 'Worst Toys' list

BOSTON A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman's sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group's annual list of potentially hazardous toys.

Nov 14 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video