Donald Sutherland, famed actor dead at 88, remembered ‘like a Quebecer’

Denise Robert, a Canadian film producer, remembers when Quebec director Denys Arcand tapped Donald Sutherland for a role in a film they were working on. “It wasn’t a big role,” Robert told Radio-Canada. “He said that he accepted with great pleasure because his dream was to shoot with Denys Arcand.” When the late actor arrived … Read more

Farida Jalal emotionally recalls Dilip Kumar’s kindness, Expresses disbelief at superstar’s decency | Hindi Movie News

Veteran actor Farida Jalal, known for her roles in films like Aradhana and Gopi, shared her memories of working with two legendary actors, Rajesh Khanna and Dilip Kumar. She described Khanna as arrogant and disrespectful on set, while she had only praise for Dilip Kumar, whom she considered like a brother. In an interview, she … Read more

Pop singer Chappell Roan says she turned down White House Pride performance

Pop singer Chappell Roan told a crowd of 150,000 on Sunday that she turned down an invitation to perform at the White House’s Pride festivities, during a set where she spoke about trans rights, women’s rights and freedom for “oppressed people in occupied territories.” Near the end of her set at New York City’s Governors … Read more

Last spin: Long-time Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak’s final episode airs Friday

After 41 years and more than 8,000 episodes, Pat Sajak’s final turn as the renowned host of Wheel of Fortune will air on Friday. Sajak’s co-host and letter-turner Vanna White paid an emotional tribute to her partner on Thursday’s episode, calling him “like a brother” and a “true lifelong friend.” In the pre-recorded video, which featured … Read more

Woman who says Baby Reindeer character was based on her sues Netflix

A woman who says she is the inspiration for the relentless stalker at the centre of Netflix’s Baby Reindeer sued the streaming giant on Thursday for defamation and is seeking at least $170 million US in damages. Fiona Harvey, a Scottish attorney living in England who says the character Martha on the widely viewed limited series is … Read more

Cannes is looking pretty Canadian this year with David Cronenberg, Guy Maddin features

The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the unveiling of Greta Gerwig’s jury selection and the presentation of an honorary Palme d’Or — the festival’s most prestigious prize — for Meryl Streep as the French Riviera spectacular kicked off its 77th edition. But along with buzzy films from Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, to Kevin Costner’s … Read more

Still don’t know what to watch at Hot Docs? Here’s a last-minute guide, whether you’re in Toronto or not

Late to look up what’s hot at Hot Docs this year? Or are you unable to attend the Ontario festival that cut out its popular at-home streaming option?  Have no fear. CBC News has compiled some of the the best documentaries at the festival that are most worth your time. That includes some films that, as of … Read more

Meet the Inuit throat singers revitalizing the tradition and engaging new audiences

Unreserved45:38Reclaiming Inuit Throat Singing Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk McKay were children when they first learned the Inuit cultural practice of throat singing.   “If you ask a kid when they first learn to do ABC’s, they probably wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly when. It was just a normal part of childhood for us,” … Read more

What Japanese moviegoers have to say about Oppenheimer as it debuts on Hiroshima, Nagasaki screens

Oppenheimer finally premiered Friday in the nation where two cities were obliterated 79 years ago by the nuclear weapons invented by the American scientist who was the subject of the Oscar-winning film. The reviews of Japanese filmgoers who spoke to reporters were understandably mixed and highly emotional. The film’s release in Japan, more than eight … Read more

Finding the ‘heart space’: Director Ava DuVernay gets personal for new film

Director Ava DuVernay speaks with the CBC’s Eli Glasner about what compelled her to create her latest and perhaps most challenging film, Origin. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) When you sit down to interview Ava DuVernay, you quickly realize how she rose to the top of her profession in 12 short years. Before DuVernay became an Oscar-nominated director … Read more