"The Sisters Brothers" was the big winner at the Paris foreign press film awards late Monday, taking best film, best director, and best cinematography. The Western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly had already pipped Alfonso Cuaron and "Roma" to best director at the Venice film festival last year. It is the first film French director Jacques Audiard, best known for the Oscar-nominated "A Prophet", has made in the US. Read also: Director of Venice's Western favorite blasts film sexism The other big winner was comedian Alex Lutz who won best actor and best music for "Guy", his homage to the glories of French 1970s pop music in which he also stars. Elodie Bouchez won best actress for "Pupille" ("In Safe Hands"), an adoption drama which has been one of the big French critical hits of the year, with Ophelie Bau winning best female newcomer for her performance in "Mektoub My Love" by Abdellatif Kechiche of "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" fame. Best male newcomer was won by Felix … [Read more...] about ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Western wins big at Paris film awards
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Cryptology experts fear that contentious Australian laws that require tech firms to give security agencies access to encrypted data could be exploited by the same terrorists and criminals they are supposed to entrap. Passed by federal parliament Thursday, the Assistance and Access Bill is likely to be copied in some form by other Western countries as part of an effort to redefine attitudes to the regulation of online communications. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Attorneys-general from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand laid down the new parameters during talks on Queensland’s Gold Coast in September that issued three documents, including a communique that said vendors had a “mutual responsibility” to help in law enforcement. “Should governments continue to encounter impediments to lawful access to information necessary to aid the protection of the citizens of our countries, we may … [Read more...] about Big Brother Australia cracks open encrypted messaging
By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show’s best performance, almost capping a perfect night. That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the top prize — entertainer of the year — moments before the three-hour show wrapped Wednesday night. Urban’s actress-wife, Nicole Kidman, was in tears as the singer walked onstage to collect the award at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. “Baby girl, I love you so much,” he said. “I’m shocked beyond shocked.” Urban last won entertainer of the year in 2005 and also beat out Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney for the prize. Article Continued Below “I wish my dad was alive to see this,” the Australian performer said. Stapleton, however, cleaned house at the CMAs, winning four awards including male vocalist, song and single of the … [Read more...] about Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs but Keith Urban nabs top prize
By Debra Yeo Toronto Star Tues., March 13, 2018 Lara Croft I am not. Or Katniss Everdeen or anyone else you can think of who’s good with a bow and arrow. I couldn’t even properly nock my foam-tipped arrow — let alone shoot it — during a media challenge at the studio where Big Brother Canada is filmed. “Work on your social game,” advised co-executive producer Trevor Boris, who runs the show’s challenge department. “The great thing about the show is even though it’s a competition-based show, there’s always a social element,” he added later. “You can do very well without comps.” Article Continued Below That’s good to know since competitions clearly aren’t my thing (well, except maybe dancing; I won a media hip-hop challenge once). On the weekend, 12 media representatives test-ran the Tomb Raider-inspired challenge that the real Big Brother Canada house guests will do … [Read more...] about Those challenges you see on Big Brother Canada are harder than they look
Bangkok Poll, of the research centre of Bangkok University, reported over the weekend that the popularity rating of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dropped to 36.8% from the 52.8% recorded in its opinion survey conducted in May last year. Worse still, 70.6% of the 1,114 respondents surveyed said they would prefer their next prime minister to be an elected MP compared to just 29.4% who said they favoured an "outsider" prime minister if political parties are unable to decide among them which of their elected representatives should assume the premiership.But the bad news is not over yet. When asked by the pollster what they think about the so-called prachatippatai Thai niyom, or Thai-style democracy, that was floated by Prime Minister Prayut in his Children's Day speech, 29.1% said they didn't think this kind of political system, which is yet to be clearly defined by the prime minister, will lead to political change, while 27.9% believed this opaque system would lead to a … [Read more...] about Mirror, mirror who’s the fairest PM of all?