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Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

TOKYO (AP) — Boxers, janitors, fishermen, the heroes of Keisuke Yoshida’s movies are Japanese society’s angst-filled losers, struggling against odds in a violent, imperfect, often-crazed world.
Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires.
Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Villeneuve's “Dune” debuted with $40.
Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out .
Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after 'Rust' shooting

Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after 'Rust' shooting

TORONTO — Thursday's shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by a prop revolver during filming for the Alec Baldwin Western "Rust" has the screen industry pondering the future of guns on sets.
Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: BoC rate announcement: The Bank of Canada is scheduled to release its latest interest rate decision and its quarterly monetary policy report on Wednesday.
Fintechs looking to break into credit card market dominated by big banks

Fintechs looking to break into credit card market dominated by big banks

TORONTO — If you haven’t shopped for a credit card in a while, you may see some unfamiliar names in the offerings. Companies like Brim Financial, Float Inc., Caary Capital Ltd., Jeeves Inc.
Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

VIENNA (AP) — Accepting a prestigious German prize Sunday in honor of her work, Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga called for a “new Enlightenment,” saying a fundamental shift is needed to overcome the structures of racial hierarchy t
Gone and forgotten: The history buried in Nova Scotia's abandoned cemeteries

Gone and forgotten: The history buried in Nova Scotia's abandoned cemeteries

The only mark of "Baby's" time on Earth is a tombstone with a rabbit engraving, slowly being swallowed by the wilds of Nova Scotia over more than a century.