An XFINITY Asia Tribute to the Late Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Cinefiles mourned this weekend when news spread that award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami passed away on July 4, 2016 after undergoing treatments for gastrointestinal cancer. Just last week, Kiarostami was among 683 film-makers asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an honor that many felt was a long time coming for the internationally-respected […]

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Merle Dandridge On Her First Leading Role in “Greenleaf”

by Mitzi Uehara Carter Merle Dandridge started her career on Broadway with leading roles in “Spamalot,” “Aida,” ‘Rent,” “Tarzan,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Not only does she have singing chops, she shines on screen. Dandridge — who is biracial with an African American father and Korean and Chinese mother —  has been cast in recurring roles […]

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TV Tapas: Technical Glitch Leads to Embarrassing Moment on ‘The Late Show’

Random Thoughts… I don’t even know what to say about last night’s “Game of Thrones” other than, “Wow!” Seriously, how am I going to survive the next “Thrones”-free 10 months? “Veep” ended with a big ol’ question mark too. I wonder where they go from there. Is anyone watching Cinemax’s creepy hit “Outcast”? I’m starting to […]

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