English-language films: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

John Witherspoon, US actor and comedian, passes away

John Witherspoon, the US actor and comedian, has passed way . He was best known for his role as rapper Ice Cube’s father in the comedy trilogy Friday. He made his film debut in the 1980 ‘The Jazz Singer’ and appeared in Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn and The Ladies Man

Andy Serkis wins IBC 2019 International Honour for Excellence

Actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis has won the IBC 2019 International Honour for Excellence and will be given the honour at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) awards ceremony on September 15 in Amsterdam. Serkis is best known for his mastery in motion capture techniques courtesy films like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Planet of the Apes” ..

Meryl Streep to become first ever recipient of Tribute Actor Award at TIFF 2019

Veteran star Meryl Streep will become the first-ever recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor award at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF-2019). She will receive the award in person on 9th September for her tremendous contribution to cinema, television and the stage spans five decades. Streep is a 3-time Oscar winner for ‘The Iron ..

Carmine Caridi, renowned actor of United States, passes away

Actor Carmine Caridi (85), who is best remembered for playing Carmine Rosato in “The Godfather: Part II,” has passed away in California, United States on May 28, 2019. Besides “The Godfather” series, he also starred in TV shows including Phyllis, Starsky and Hutch, Taxi, NYPD Blue as Detective Vince Gotelli and Fame as Angelo Martelli. ..

British Film Editor Terry Rawlings Passed Away

British film and sound editor Terry Rawlings has passed away. He was an Oscar nominee for his work on Best Picture winner ‘Chariots of Fire,’. The 5-time BAFTA nominee also received a career achievement award from the American Cinema Editors society in 2006. Rawlings worked as a film editor on such films as ‘Alien,’ ‘Blade ..