• This image released by Sundance Selects shows Claudine Vinasithamby, left, and Jesuthasan Antonythasan in a scene from "Dheepan." (Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects via AP)

    Review: In Paris-set ‘Dheepan,’ a timely refugee thriller

    NEW YORK (AP) — French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation (his specialty), he switches genres mid-movie like a character changing wardrobe.

  • This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Tilda Swinton, left,  and Matthias Schoenaerts in a scene from "A Bigger Splash," in theaters on May 4.  (Jack English/Fox Searchlight via AP)

    For Tilda Swinton, acting remains a mysterious ‘habit’

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a sleek, luxurious Manhattan hotel room, Tilda Swinton stands and announces that she’s bound to break something. “If not you then me,” she says cheerfully.

  • ‘Jungle Book’ rules box office again; ‘Civil War’ looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s “The Jungle Book” trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week’s certain champ, “Captain America: Civil War,” began setting records overseas.

  • In this image released by Disney, Ruby Barnhill portraying Sophie, right, appears in a scene with the Big Friendly Giant, voiced by Mark Rylance in "The BFG," opening nationwide on July 1. (Disney via AP)

    Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.

  • In this May 10, 2015 file photo, actor Bill Pullman attends the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in New York. Pullman reprises his role as President Whitmore in the "Independence Day," sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgence," in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2016.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Pullman’s ‘Independence Day’ call-to-arms lives on

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Thomas J. Whitmore, famed speech-maker and defender of the planet from aliens, has the kind of poll numbers Hillary or Donald dream about.

  • This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele in a scene from "Keanu." (Steve Dietl/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

    Review: In Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu,’ the true gangster has paws

    If you dropped a cute kitten into Michael Mann’s “Heat,” would Robert De Niro have gone all soft and goo-goo eyed? Might Wesley Snipes’ drug empire in “New Jack City” been brought to its knees by a cuddly face with whiskers? Could Al Pacino’s rage in “Scarface” have been melted away by a feline “little friend”?

  • In this image released by Disney, Ruby Barnhill portraying Sophie, right, appears in a scene with the Big Friendly Giant, voiced by Mark Rylance in "The BFG," opening nationwide on July 1. (Disney via AP)

    In ‘BFG,’ Rylance takes on a new role: Spielberg regular

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for “Empire of the Sun.” Now, Rylance can’t stop saying yes.

  • This image released by Disney shows Elizabeth Olsen, left, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in a scene from Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," opening in theaters nationwide on May 6, 2016. (Disney/Marvel via AP)

    Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.

  • This image released by Disney shows Elizabeth Olsen, left, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in a scene from Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," opening in theaters nationwide on May 6, 2016. (Disney/Marvel via AP)

    Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.