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× Adam Rose / Netflix Rhythm + Flow Cardi B Chance The Rapper TI T.I. (left), Cardi B and Chance The Rapper are the judges on hip-hop reality competition Rhythm + Flow. WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH Rhythm + Flow Shadily billed in a trailer as hip-hop’s first “legit TV competition” (Um… what about […]

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The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it’s misusing a federal grant to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promote “the positive aspects of Islam” but not Christianity or Judaism. The Trump administration is threatening to cut […]

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LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Britain has shared technical papers with the European Union setting out the changes it is seeking to a Brexit deal with the bloc and will put forward formal proposals when it is ready, the government said on Thursday. Earlier EU sources said Britain had submitted some written proposals. On Wednesday […]

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This year’s Toronto International Film Festival was stacked with movies that are bound to make an impression in the coming months. From blockbusters to indie and foreign gems to weird genre flicks, the festival offered something for all cinematic moods and tastes. It was also a huge year for women and POC filmmakers. The good […]

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Frontrunners are already forming in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While many films in contention have not yet been released, some were seen recently at the Toronto, Venice and/or Telluride Film Festivals. We’ve confirmed most category placements with studios or campaigners, but some decisions are […]

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Musician Rob Zombie is also one of the most original and distinctive of modern horror directors, having fused the theatricality of his concerts and videos with the tropes of Southern-fried slasher films to arrive at an aesthetic that captures the narcotic pull of violence. His films, which include House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films are, by and large, intensely fixated on representing the experience of fear, and the range of human preoccupations that generate it: burgeoning technological development, encroaching environmental disaster, ecological instability, the lingering presence of the dead, and, of course, our capacities and limitations as individuals. More recently, the Japanese auteur has illustrated just […]

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René́e Zellweger, center, as Judy Garland in “Judy.” (David Hindley/Roadside Attractions/AP) Ann Hornaday September 12 TORONTO — “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” That’s a quote from “Joker,” which made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. But the quip, uttered by Joaquin Phoenix in […]

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The gaping lacuna between the investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases by the Maltese authorities was exposed this week by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval). In fact, this week’s Moneyval report, which provided a scathing indictment on the lack […]

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Jet Airways founder chairman Naresh Goyal would possibly perchance seemingly be slapped money laundering payments, essentially based completely on media reviews.Credit ranking: Reuters The founder-chairman of now-defunct Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal, is in for more peril with the Enforcement Directorate (ED), hot on the path of alleged money laundering offences, essentially based completely on reviews. The […]

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Autumn is an overwhelming time for movie junkies. It’s when every major Hollywood studio and indie distributor releases many of its best films, in the hopes of capturing the zeitgeist and carrying that momentum into the Oscars early next year. Accordingly, it can be a nightmare to stay on top of just what’s coming out […]

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A concession was offered but the protests continue. An official call for new consultation has not halted confrontation. A recognition of legitimate public grievances did not produce any specific ideas for how to resolve them. In brief, the sometimes-violent troubles in Hong Kong persist and—despite a surprising and long overdue official attempt to calm things […]

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