Qatari female ‘pioneers’ bask in filmmaking spotlight

As Qatari filmmakers gathered on the red carpet at Doha's Ajyal Film Festival one thing stood out-the majority of local directors are women. "I...

‘Africa’s Grammys’ celebrate the hits of the continent

After a 15-year career in banking and marketing, Nigerian Mike Dada was looking for a platform to "communicate the strength of Africa to the...

Five more women accuse film mogul Besson of sex assaults

Five more women have accused French movie mogul Luc Besson of sexual assault and harassment, according to reports Wednesday, six months after a young...

Ugandan family’s life in movie on a rare talent for chess

Standing on a drab side-street next to an open sewer in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Brian Mugabi points to the site of his former...

In ‘The Witch,’ a haunting prequel to Salem

Set under gray Puritan skies in a deathly autumn, "The Witch" is a slow-burning 1600s horror thriller so bone-dry it would only take a...

Bollywood star couple announce wedding dates

Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announced yesterday that they are tying the knot, ending months of speculation about their relationship. The pair...

Chinese movies rule Asia’s top film festival

Chinese movies have taken the two main prizes at Asia's premier film festival, with judges lauding their portrayal of two very different versions of...

Toronto festival doc offers glimpse into sharia, women’s rights

Nearly a decade after shattering the glass ceiling of Islamic jurisprudence, the first woman judge to be appointed to a sharia court in the...

Guitars, clothes and grunge at Rolling Stones exhibition

From their first apartment through their most recent tours, the Rolling Stones are giving fans a chance to take a deep look into their...

Eurovision contestants walk the orange carpet in Tel Aviv

Contestants from 41 countries walked an orange carpet in Tel Aviv's "Culture Square" on Sunday for the opening ceremony of Eurovision 2019,...

‘Birth of a Nation’ star, rape survivor faces complex issues

As a rape survivor, victim's advocate and an actress in "The Birth of a Nation," Gabrielle Union has found herself in an impossible position....

‘Winchester’ star Jason Clarke on gun control and ghosts

On a once-isolated stretch of land in the Californian city of San Jose stands a bizarre-looking Victorian mansion that, according to legend, is the...

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