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Crowd-pleasing ‘CODA’ one of the year’s best films

“CODA” is a good old-fashioned crowd pleaser, a rousing coming of age story about a child of deaf adults — that’s where the title comes from — and her journey to find her own voice. 

A trio of fine performances anchor this heartening, joyous story, the breakout success of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was purchased by Apple TV+ for a record-setting $25 million. With any luck, its accolades will continue to roll in through awards season, where it deserves to be a major contender. 

Emilia Jones gives a breakout performance as Ruby Rossi, the hearing daughter of

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This YSRC MLA trying his luck in films!

This YSRC MLA trying his luck in films!

YSR Congress party MLA from Chodavaram assembly constituency in Visakhapatnam Karanam Dharmasri might be busy in politics and public activities in his constituency.

But whenever time permits, he will not hesitate to fulfil his dream in acting.

Known for his theatrical talents, Dharmasri is presently playing the role of a “Rishi” (sage) in an upcoming devotional film being made by some film enthusiasts in north coastal Andhra.

The other day, Dharmasri was caught by camera performing penance on a rock deep in the forests of Paderu, donning the make-up of a sage. 

The film is based on a story depicting

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7 Iconic Horror Films That Inspired Fear Street Part One: 1994

Fear Street Part 1: 1994

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Before he created the uber-popular Goosebumps books, author R. L. Stine authored a series of horror novels for teenagers that hooked an entire generation on the genre: Fear Street. At the time, horror literature aimed at teenagers was big, but Fear Street managed to strike a nerve with its young readers by marrying supernatural horror with the real-life anxieties and insecurities that its audience faced day to day. There are murders, ghosts, witches, sex, and tons of dead teenagers.

Netflix’s new Fear Street trilogy does not directly adapt any one book in the series,

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Ten films to watch in July

Ten films to watch in July

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Nicholas Barber picks the films not to miss this month – including the latest Marvel, a drama from the director of Spotlight and the sequel to Space Jam.

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Black Widow

There have been 15 solo films named after Marvel’s male superheroes since 2008, and only one named after a superheroine: Captain Marvel. Now Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own vehicle, a decade after the acrobatic Russian spy was introduced in Iron Man 2. Inconveniently, she was killed off in Avengers: Endgame, but Loki and Vision came back

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Watch Standout Student Films : NPR

Weekend Edition Student Film Showcase

Each week in July, Weekend Edition is celebrating exceptional student filmmakers and their projects. We found short films released in the past year that show a unique perspective on events in the news from filmmakers across the country.

Last updated on July 4, 2021. This page will be updated each week with new selections.

Chuj Boys of Summer

Listen: Director Max Walker-Silverman On ‘Chuj Boys of Summer’

The 17-minute film follows a teen migrant named Yakin. He is from Guatemala and only speaks Chuj (pronounced “chew”) — the language of his Indigenous people. Gradually, we see him settle into life

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F9: How the Fast & Furious films define the 21st Century

This fifth film took things in a strikingly different direction. As Toretto and O’Connor assembled a crew of their old friends from Fast 1 through 4, and planned an impossible heist, it shifted the series’ focus away from street-racing vendettas and onto more high-stakes action, that subsequently came to incorporate international espionage (a move not always for the better). It also introduced another big personality to the mix in the form of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, playing government agent Luke Hobbs. His fights with fellow gigantic bald-headed man Vin Diesel were as entertaining as they were visually absurd, with them

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