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Portman's directorial debut is a bitter-sweet Israeli homecoming

portmanJERUSALEM--Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut with a film sympathetic to the Holocaust-haunted refugees who founded her native Israel, but she bristles at the idea that the portrayal might be patriotic.

Instead, she considers "A Tale of Love and Darkness", her screen adaptation of Israeli novelist Amos Oz's grimy, erotic and bitter-sweet work, a meditation on the...

Director hits back at critics of Taylor Swift's African video

taylorswiftNEW YORK--The director of Taylor Swift's new music video set in Africa struck back on Wednesday at mounting criticism...

Disney unboxes the Force to drive buzz for Star Wars toys

starwarstoysLOS ANGELES--When technology and geek culture enthusiast Chris Pirillo purchased his iPhone 6 last year, he rushed...

Venice film fest on a roll with Oscar-lucky openers

veniceVENICE--The Venice Film Festival is having a good run with opening films winning Oscars, including best picture last...

After midnight: Porn actress metro cards sold out in hours in Taiwan

taiwanpornTAIPEI--A set of Taiwan metro cards featuring pictures of a Japanese porn star sold out on Tuesday within hours of...

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