LONDON (AP) — An artist who interviewed former inmates of a notorious Syrian prison for a sound installation is among finalists for the prestigious Turner Prize.
Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video
LONDON (AP) — British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone.
Prodger was announced Tuesday as winner of the 25,000 pound ($32,000) prize, which often sparks debate about the value of modern art.
The 44-year-old artist was nominated for two videos, including a meditation on identity and the Scottish landscape Prodger shot over the course of a year on her iPhone.
Film Review: A commanding turn from Viola Davis in ‘Widows’
When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but they are the ones who get shut out of the room. They get greedy. They get addicted. They get killed. And, as an unwritten rule, they are secondary.
Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity
TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.
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He left us 38 years ago today
Famed film actor Steve McQueen died on Nov. 7, 1980, in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was 50 years old and suffered from lung cancer.
Steve McQueen’s thriller ‘Widows’ opens London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the European premiere of British director Steve McQueen's whip-smart heist thriller "Widows."
Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-year pupil in London — tens of thousands in all.
The "12 Years a Slave" director will oversee a team of photographers taking class photos at all of London's 2,400 primary schools over the next nine months.
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Q&A: Steve McQueen on his ’12 Years’ follow-up, ‘Widows’
TORONTO (AP) — Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy.
The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women were, to young McQueen growing up in London, doing what they were deemed not to be capable of.
At the Toronto Film Festival, searing portraits of today
NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival is an overwhelming omnibus of moviegoing that every year, through an onslaught of Oscar contenders and cinematic feasts, reflects the world around us. But more than usual, this year's festival radiates with urgent topicality, both on screen and off.
Review: ‘Papillon’ remake is handsome but slow prison drama
Danish director Michael Noer's "Papillon " remake, adapted from both Henri Charriere's autobiography and the 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film, is a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison drama that at times will have you dreaming about an escape of your own.
Fox talks Disney, teases ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at CinemaCon
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider addressed Disney's deal to purchase most of Fox and also gave a first look at the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a wide-ranging and emotional presentation to theater owners and exhibitors Thursday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas.
Architecture activists among Turner Prize nominees
LONDON (AP) — A group that uses architecture to uncover human rights abuses is among four finalists for the prestigious Turner Prize for art.
London-based collective Forensic Architecture, which includes artists, architects, lawyers and researchers, creates 3-D visualizations that have been used by prosecutors and rights groups around the world.
Film and video artists Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson are the other names on the list of finalists announced Thursday.
Drag racing legend Prudhomme returns to Baja 50 years later
Don Prudhomme had no clue what he was doing the first time he raced Baja.
He didn't know the course. He didn't grasp the conditions. He didn't even have the right setup in the car.
Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya is having a good year
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, most audiences didn't know the name Daniel Kaluuya.
Now, the 28-year-old British actor has a best-actor Oscar nomination for starring in one of last year's biggest films, "Get Out"; a culture-shifting blockbuster opening this week ("Black Panther"); and a Steve McQueen film on the horizon.
Las Vegas — The nearly $1 million sale of a rare Vincent Black Lightning has set a new record for the highest price ever paid for a single motorcycle at a public auction.
Going under the gavel at $929,000 at a Bonhams auction held at the Rio Hotel and Casino, the unrestored Vincent bested the previous sales record set in 2015 when a 1915 Cyclone, once owned by the actor-rider Steve McQueen, went for $775,000.
There seemed to be more news about sports-car companies making SUVs in 2017 than their core, two-door performance products. But they were out there. Ford started delivering the street-legal, $450,000 version of the LeMans-winning GT race car to a lucky few customers. At the other end of the income spectrum, Mazda rolled out its sexiest Miata yet, the RF hardtop. Corvette introduced the most fearsome, front-engine ZR1 ever before it transitions to a new-generation mid-engine design next year. Speaking of front-engines, the incredible Dodge Viper was put out to pasture. We'll miss you, Snake.
Big and bold dominate the Detroit auto show
Walk through the Hall A entrance to the Detroit auto show at the north end of Cobo and you're standing on the gridiron. The automotive Super Bowl. You can almost smell the testosterone.
A long purple carpet marks the scrimmage line separating the Ford and Chevy teams.
These two arch-enemies face each other across the carpet with armies of firepower.
New Mustang Bullitt gets ‘at least’ 475 horses
Ford rolled out a new 475-horsepower Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film of the same name Sunday at the Detroit auto show.
The limited-edition, de-badged, manual 'Stang is outfitted with a 5.0-liter V-8 Ford said can crank out "at least" 475-horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle tops out at 163 mph, an 8-mph uptick over the latest Mustang GT.
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2017 Breakthrough: ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya
NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele's script for "Get Out," he had one question: "Are you allowed to make films like this?"
Charlie Hunnam initially rejected role in Papillon
Charlie Hunnam initially rejected the chance to star in 'Papillon'.
The 37-year-old actor appears in the new biographical film based on the autobiography of the French convict Henri Charriere, but Charlie has admitted he was apprehensive about appearing in a remake of the 1973 movie of the same name, which starred screen icon Steve McQueen.
Liam Neeson is set to star in 'Widows'.
The 64-year-old actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming thriller, which will be directed by director Steve McQueen, and is rumoured to play the role of Viola Davis' on-screen husband in the production, according to Empire Online.
The Northern Ireland-born star will appear in the movie alongside Michelle Rodriguez, 38, Andre Holland, 37, Daniel Kaluuya, 27, and Elizabeth Debicki, 26.
‘Certain Women’ wins, McQueen honored at London Film Fest
LONDON (AP) — Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" has won the best-picture prize at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award.
The festival wraps up Sunday with "Free Fire," a 1970s-set comic thriller by British director Ben Wheatley.
‘Certain Women’ named best picture at London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" won the best-picture prize Saturday at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award.
A jury headed by Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari praised the masterful imagery and quiet modesty of Reichardt's film about three women — played by Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern — struggling with life in a chilly small town.
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Train, buttocks among contenders for art’s Turner Prize
LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.
Work by four shortlisted artists went on display Monday at London's Tate Britain gallery. The show includes Michael Dean's scrap-metal sculptures, Helen Marten's collage-based works, Josephine Pryde's model of a graffiti-covered train and Anthea Hamilton's surrealist sculptures, including a 10-meter (33-foot) tall model of a man's naked posterior.