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  • Asian Award Shows Seek Meaning, China Relevance

    HONG KONG - Asia's film award shows cannot agree on much. They disagree as to where Asia is and even on what counts as an Asian movie. But, significantly, they all include China in the mix. That's smart as that's where the money is. And how well the...
  • Sundance Announces Midnight, New Frontier, Spotlight Films

    "The Guest," the latest effort from horror helmer Adam Wingard; "Killers," a Web-based serial-killer thriller from Indonesia's Mo Brothers; and "What We Do in the Shadows," a mock-doc collaboration between New Zealand-based directors Taika Waititi and...
  • Joel Brinkley: The trouble with palm oil

    What's so wrong with palm oil, from the palm trees that bear fruit, not coconuts? Well, if you listen to environmentalists and animal-rights advocates along with nutrition and health experts, they'll tell you it's something close to poison. Once the...
  • Film Review: 'Journey to the South Pacific'

    Splendid views of marine life and the dulcet tones of narrator Cate Blanchett help a message of mild ecological alarm go down easily in "Journey to the South Pacific," the latest kid-friendly Imax 3D documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films. As one...
  • Christopher Koch dies at 81; 'Year of Living Dangerously' novelist

     Christopher Koch dies at 81; 'Year of Living Dangerously' novelist
    Christopher Koch, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, whose 1978 thriller "The Year of Living Dangerously" illuminated the political and cultural turmoil in Indonesia after World War II, died of cancer Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81....
  • 'Act of Killing' To Be Released At No Charge In Indonesia

    HONG KONG - Controversial genocide documentary "The Act of Killing" is to be made available in Indonesia, in perpetuity and for free. The unusual move is a joint effort of the picture's U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films, its Danish production company...
  • Why Saudi princesses keep slaves

    Why Saudi princesses keep slaves
    A Saudi princess living in Irvine was charged Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman who worked in her home fled and contacted the police. Orange County prosecutors allege that Meshael Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day,...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (July 15-19, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. The Conjuring Distributor: Warner Bros. The mere sound of two hands clapping will have audiences begging for mercy in "The...
  • Australian leader Kevin Rudd's asylum shift tied to upcoming election

    Australian leader Kevin Rudd's asylum shift tied to upcoming election
    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to outsource asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea drew scorn from human rights advocates Friday and denunciation from political opponents as an approach that has already failed twice. But the reminders...
  • Review: 'The Act of Killing' re-creates Indonesian slaughters

    Review: 'The Act of Killing' re-creates Indonesian slaughters
    "The Act of Killing" takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film, devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we're not used to being disturbed, raising questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil,...
  • Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg

    Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg
    A bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics, swimmer Kim Vandenberg is hoping to be part of the United States contingent that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. "You never know what can happen at the Olympic Trials," says the 28-...
  • Only after measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines

    Only <em>after</em> measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines
    A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people — at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who’ve...