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Beijing Bans Taiwanese Film over ‘Pro-Independence’ Actor

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council is crying foul after Beijing indefinitely suspended screenings of the movie Missing Johnny, whose star Lawrence Ko has evidently been blacklisted for favoring Taiwanese independence.

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Cuba Bans Film Screening for Insulting ‘Sacred’ Founding Father

The communist regime governing Cuba recently blocked the screening of a film in which a character describes founding father José Martí as a “fag” and a “turd,” later arguing that Martí’s image – co-opted by the communists despite his affinity for the United States – was “sacred” and not subject to public scrutiny.

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“Black Nazi” Satire Film: Deport PEGIDA Leader

New German satirical film “Black Nazi” calls for the deportation of PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann and is panned by critics as “moral blackmail.” Mondays in Dresden have become well known for the weekly PEGIDA demonstrations often led by founder Lutz

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‘Vacation’ (2015) Review: Puke, Poop, P*nises, and Partisan

Rusty Griswold is all growed up. Oddly enough, though, he’s no longer the cool, self-assured Anthony Michael Hall we met in 1983. He is now Ed Helms, a sweet-natured bumbler just like his dad Clark, the iconic character portrayed  by

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Al Pacino’s Producer: Lifting Economic Sanctions Good for Iran’s Film Industry

Barry Navidi—who produced the Al Pacino vehicles, “The Merchant of Venice,” “Salome,” and “Wild Salome,” and is touring with Pacino’s current one-man show—spoke with Variety in Tehran during the International Urban Cities Film Festival. He asserted his excitement about the rapprochement between the Obama administration and Iran because it will encourage fimmaking in Iran.

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review: Simply Spectacular

Faced with the daunting task of a follow-up to his critically-lauded 2012 box office sensation “The Avengers,” writer/director Joss Whedon faced a lift as heavy as Thor’s hammer. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans),

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CA Offers More Money to Keep Film/TV in State

On Thursday, The California Film Commission Board of Directors accepted California’s new tax credit program. The state of California, desperate to keep fleeing TV and film productions from leaving the state, tripled its annual budget for film/TV credits last summer, and now that the Film Commission has approved, will send the measure to the governor’s Office of Administrative Law for review and final approval.

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Every Film Purchased at Sundance Last Year Flopped

The Sundance Film Festival begins this week and you know what that means: a coming onslaught of oppressive, non-stop coverage from the entertainment media about dozens of films no one will ever see … ever. Deadline published a fine illustration

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‘American Sniper’: Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

In a Weekly Standard piece titled, “The ‘American Sniper’ Freakout: Why the Left Can’t Tolerate This Movie,” Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates “American Sniper” or is dishonestly claiming it is