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Tsukamoto inspired by Japan’s masters, acting under Scorsese

TOKYO — Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto turned to his country’s masters for inspiration for his latest work, “Killing,” his first samurai movie. But he also emulated the way Martin Scorsese gave free rein to his actors, a technique Tsukamoto learned when he was cast in “Silence” ...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ flies to top of box office

the associated press LOS ANGELES — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry ...

Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood ...

William Goldman, Oscar winner for ‘Butch Cassidy,’ has died

NEW YORK — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was ...

Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin act their age for laughs, tears

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Without a screenwriter in sight, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are trading wisecracks just like the kibitzing longtime pals they play in “The Kominsky Method.” Arkin got the ball rolling when the pair was asked if they knew each other before making the Netflix ...

Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race

NEW YORK — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year’s Oscar race. In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But ...