Berlinale film breaks silence over church child abuse

French director Francois Ozon described the struggles he experienced breaking the silence surrounding pedophile abuse scandals in the Catholic Church when making “By the Grace of God”, about three victims who faced down the hierarchy. Reuters: Entertainment News

Mongolian expanse inspires Berlinale meditation on mortality

Could humans go the way of the dinosaurs? Are humans too far from nature? The empty expanse of the Mongolian steppe caused Chinese director Wang Quan’an to meditate on such existential questions in Ondog, which premieres at the Berlinale on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Casey Affleck’s new film explores fatherhood in world without women

A new film about a father-daughter relationship in a world without women was shaped by Casey Affleck’s own struggles with becoming a single parent, the Oscar-winning actor said at the Berlin Film Festival where “Light Of My Life” is premiering. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Lego Movie’ sequel hopes to build on the first

The residents of Bricksburg return to the big screen this week in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, this time finding themselves in an apocalyptic world after the invasion of strange heart and star-shaped extra terrestrials. Reuters: Entertainment News

Tales of power and injustice open a politically-charged Berlinale

The ability of the weak to hold their own against the powerful loomed over the first day of the Berlinale, in which “The Kindness of Strangers”, an ostensibly apolitical film, explored themes of injustice and inequality amid great wealth. Reuters: Entertainment News

Woody Allen sues Amazon Studios for quitting movie deal

Woody Allen sued Amazon Studios on Thursday, saying he deserves at least $ 68 million in damages for its refusal to distribute his completed movie “A Rainy Day in New York” and its decision to abandon a four-picture production and distribution arrangement. Reuters: Entertainment News

Pop star Pink to be honored at London’s BRIT Awards

Pop star Pink will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year’s BRITs, organizers of Britain’s pop music honors said on Thursday, naming the American singer-songwriter as the first international artist to receive the prize. Reuters: Entertainment News

Pop start Pink to be honored at London’s BRIT Awards

Pop star Pink will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year’s BRITs, organizers of Britain’s pop music honors said on Thursday, naming the American singer-songwriter as the first international artist to receive the prize. Reuters: Entertainment News

High stakes as ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ hits screens

Manga-inspired action epic “Alita: Battle Angel” begins its worldwide cinema roll out this week but with a hefty budget and years in the making, producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez acknowledge the stakes are high at the box office. Reuters: Entertainment News

1970s-era musicians sue Sony, UMG to reclaim song rights

David Johansen, John Waite and other prominent 1970s musicians filed lawsuits on Tuesday accusing Sony Music Entertainment Inc and UMG Recordings Inc of improperly refusing to let them reclaim rights to songs they had long ago signed away. Reuters: Entertainment News

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

The New York celebrity red carpet event on Tuesday for actor Liam Neeson’s new film “Cold Pursuit” has been canceled in the wake of an interview in which Neeson said he wanted to kill a black man in response to the rape of a friend who said her attacker was black. Reuters: Entertainment News

Birth certificate suggests rapper 21 Savage was born in London

A man with the same name as Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, who was taken into custody in Atlanta on immigration charges over the weekend, was born in London, according to a copy of a British birth certificate obtained by Reuters. Reuters: Entertainment News

Rapper 21 Savage being held unfairly, attorneys claim

Attorneys for rapper 21 Savage, who was taken into custody in Atlanta on immigration charges over the weekend, said on Monday that he had been arrested based on incorrect information about his criminal record and should be released while awaiting court proceedings. Reuters: Entertainment News

Diversity feted as Oscar nominees gather for class photo, and lunch

Pop singer Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee were among scores of Oscar nominees who gathered for a group photo on Monday ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony in three weeks time, when only a handful will go home as winners. Reuters: Entertainment News

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