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    ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nominations

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 07:54pm on January 22, 2019

    Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, with Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ and musical romance ‘A Star Is Born’ were announced on Tuesday.The ceremony — the climax...

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    Jaaz to appeal against ban

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    Jaaz Multimedia will appeal for the release of Shonibar Bikel which has been banned by Bangladesh Film Censor Board.The board banned the film’s release, both...

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    Through Her Eyes launched at Goethe-Institut

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Film screening and discussion series named ‘Through Her Eyes - a space to watch and discuss films with women filmmakers of Bangladesh’ was launched through screening of Rubaiyat Hossain’s Under Construction on Sunday at Goeth-Institut....

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    Saudi music fest spotlights pre-Islamic heritage

    Agence France-Presse . Al-Ula | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Bathed in light, musicians belt out melodies among pre-Islamic desert ruins in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a heritage trove at the centre of efforts to put the reclusive kingdom on the tourism map....

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    Filmmaker Alamgir Kabir remembered

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Late eminent filmmaker and film activist Alamgir Kabir was remembered and his works were evaluated at a seminar on Sunday at Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy....

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    Gladys Knight defends decision to sing US anthem at Super Bowl

    Reuters . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the U.S. national anthem after receiving criticism from supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest racial injustice....

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    Trailer of Fagun Hawai released

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    Trailer of Tauquir Ahmed’s language movement film Fagun Hawai (In Sprin Breeze) was released on Sunday...

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    Rapper MHD charged with murder

    Agence France-Presse . France | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    French rapper MHD, who shot to fame with a catchy blend of west African music and southern US-style hip-hop, has been charged with murder over a brawl that led to a youth’s death, in the latest case to rock the French rap scene....

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    Spice Girls probe charity T-shirts over ‘abuse’ in Bangladesh

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    British pop band the Spice Girls said they will fund an investigation into a Bangladesh factory over its treatment of women who make T-shirts for a charity campaign backing equality...

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    Green Book wins PGA best film, boosting Oscar chances

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    ‘Green Book’ took home best film at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, boosting its chances at next month’s Oscars after it picked up three...

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