Is China's an upwardly mobile society? “Ascension” examines the Chinese dream.

The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the rise of China's middle class, zeroing in on an economy in transition.
The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the rise of China's middle class, zeroing in on an economy in transition.
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MoviePass is coming back, but are moviegoers?

Feb 11, 2022
The company collapsed in 2019 but is now betting on a tiered subscription model and a return to indoor entertainment.
The subscription service MoviePass is trying to stage a comeback this summer.
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Is racist housing policy the real villain in "Candyman"?

Oct 21, 2021
Brentin Mock of Bloomberg CityLab says Candyman represents what bad, racist housing policy created and what gentrification tries to erase.
A crew demolishes part of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project in 2011. The site, which now hosts luxury apartments and high-end shops, is the setting for the horror film "Candyman."
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China's movie post-production companies feel the pinch

May 19, 2021
How one visual effects and animation firm that services Hollywood and China productions is weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dachang Movie Town near Beijing is where reality shows and feature films are shot.
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In Chung's "Minari," seeing the American dream through the eyes of a Korean-American family

Mar 10, 2021
"And if my daughter can see it one day, that'd be great," says Lee Isaac Chung, writer-director of "Minari."
The cast of "Minari." Back row from left: Steven Yeun, Yuh-jung Youn and Yeri Han. Front row: Alan S. Kim and Noel Cho.
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New this season: Traditional holiday movies with LGBTQ storylines

Dec 23, 2020
Lifetime, Hallmark and Hulu are all streaming holiday movies featuring same-sex love stories.
The cast and crew of Hulu's "Happiest Season" at the movie's drive-in premiere on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles.
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How TV and movies are being filmed during lockdown

May 4, 2020
The season finale of CBS' "All Rise" was filmed entirely over video chat.
Before the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, the cast and director of "All Rise" promoted the TV show at a fall preview event in Beverly Hills in September. The season finale was made using video chats.
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LA's Secret Movie Club is about building a community

Jun 13, 2019
At the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, cinephiles gather for an engaging midnight film experience.
Craig Hammill, founder of the Secret Movie Club, in front of the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles.
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The cinematic legacy of John Singleton

Apr 30, 2019
The filmmaker has been praised as a “trailblazer in black cinema."
Director John Singleton speaks onstage during the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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