Actors Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek have tested positive for COVID-19. Both have been admitted to hospital on Saturday evening. The 77-year-old Mr. Amitabh Bachchan announced on Twitter that his family and staff members too have been tested for COVID-19 but their results are awaited. "All [those who] have been in close proximity [with] me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested," he tweeted.Soon after his father's announcement, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan tweeted that he too has been tested positive. “Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff
Prestige horror has become a genre unto itself in the last few years — ranging from the blockbuster success of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and “Us” to arthouse breakouts including Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” and those falling in between, like Ari Aster’s “Hereditary.”“Relic,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, doesn’t reach the heights of the genre, but it does have its roots firmly in the realm of fellow Sundance alums “Babadook” and “Hereditary.” The promising directorial debut of Australian-Japanese filmmaker Natalie Erika James uses horror tropes to tease out complex family dynamics. That involves three women of different generations: elegant grandmother Edna (Robyn Nevin), who suffers from dementia; her world-weary daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer); and
This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.CAIRO — Ragaa el-Gedawy was rarely the leading lady of the movies she starred in, but that did little to diminish her standing as one of Egypt’s most beloved actors.In a prolific career that spanned six decades, from the golden age of Egyptian cinema in the 1950s until a few months ago, Ms. el-Gedawy had roles in more than 300 plays, films and television series. Her combination of grace, naturalism and comic skill, honed by a relentless work ethic, made her a cherished favorite of successive generations.“She was the quaint actress everyone loved,” said Joseph Fahim, an Egyptian film critic.
Spoiler warning: The following story contains spoilers from “Hamilton” — both the Broadway show and the filmed version now streaming on Disney+ — including details of the ending.Though the “Hamilton” cast recording has 46 tracks, it purposefully doesn’t encapsulate every single aural moment of the musical. So even the most seasoned listeners of the album were surprised by a few “new” moments in the movie, released on Disney+.“As someone who grew up ONLY listening to cast albums (we ain’t have money for a lot of Broadway shows, like most people) those withheld moments were REVELATIONS to me when I finally experienced them onstage, years later,” Lin-Manuel Miranda explained in a Tumblr post four years ago. “‘Hamilton’ is sung through,
The film “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” premiered as part of the documentary competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was described as a portrait of the closing night at a long-running dive bar in Las Vegas. In reality, the movie was shot over several nights at a bar in New Orleans, not scripted but definitely staged, with the subjects hand selected by the filmmakers.So if it’s not a strict documentary and it’s also not a conventional fiction feature, then what exactly is this movie? Does the distinction matter? The most important thing is that it is genuinely great, a singular and moving glimpse of loneliness, community and finding the strength to face another day.Filmmaking brothers Bill Ross