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Feb 20, 2019

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Review: A Series Scales Up
The third in this franchise concerns the exigencies that poor Hiccup must face as the leader of Berk.

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Feb 20, 2019

Newsbook: 6 Books to Binge Read Before the 2019 Oscars
These books will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood.

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Feb 20, 2019

Time's Up a Year Later: Hollywood Women Test Their Clout
Its legal fund has helped 100 lower-wage workers. But then the group couldn't stop the hiring of an animation chief accused of unwanted touching.

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Feb 20, 2019

How a Movie Helped Fuel a Viola da Gamba Revival
The viol virtuoso Jordi Savall is touring his music for the film "Tous les Matins du Monde," which gave the Baroque instrument its big-screen moment.

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Feb 20, 2019

How a Movie Helped Fuel a Viola de Gamba Revival
The viol virtuoso Jordi Savall is touring his music for the film "Tous les Matins du Monde," which gave the Baroque instrument its big-screen moment.

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Feb 20, 2019

Past Tense: Rare, Early Glimpses of Sidney Poitier
On the actor's 92nd birthday, photos from early in his career show how he elegantly carried "the terrific burden" of the hopes and aspirations of an entire people.

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Feb 20, 2019

Streaming: Why Hasn't Sofia Coppola Gotten the Respect an Auteur Deserves?
She has the awards but is rarely mentioned alongside major filmmakers. Perhaps that's because, as her streaming features show, her subjects are privileged.

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Feb 20, 2019

He Sounds Just Like Freddie Mercury. And That's Good for Business.
Marc Martel never thought his vocal resemblance to the Queen frontman "would amount to anything more than a fun karaoke trick." It's taken him to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and beyond.

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Feb 19, 2019

Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Is Cut From Film; Producer Cites ‘Fear of China'
A segment directed by Mr. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was dropped from "Berlin, I Love You," under what producers described as pressure from investors and distributors.

New York Times Movies
Feb 18, 2019

Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office
The tech giant put "too much focus" on art-house fare, the head of Amazon Studios said. The tech giant will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including "sexy date-night movies."

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Feb 18, 2019

Lisa Borders, CEO of Time's Up Anti-Harassment Group, Resigns
Borders, formerly president of the WNBA, is leaving Time's Up for family reasons after four months in the position.

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Feb 18, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Writers Guild Award Goes to a Film Snubbed by the Oscars
"Eighth Grade," written by Bo Burnham, won for original screenplay, while Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won adapted screenplay for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

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Feb 17, 2019

In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget
Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like "The Artist" and "The King's Speech," is in charge of the lavish effort behind "Roma."

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Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: As Mystery Deepens, Investigation Changes Course
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

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Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett Timeline: Mystery Deepens as Police Review Case
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

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Feb 17, 2019

Smollett Timeline: Mystery Deepens as Police Review Attack
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

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Feb 17, 2019

Inside the Scramble to Make the Oscars Shorter
A look at how the producers of the telecast are dealing with the inclusion of four categories previously relegated to commercial breaks.

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Feb 17, 2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel' Leads a Weak Box Office
The costly James Cameron-produced sci-fi movie avoided total disaster. But it failed to invigorate what continues to be a lackluster movie year.

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Feb 17, 2019

‘The Wandering Earth' Review: Planetary Disaster Goes Global
"The Wandering Earth" proves that China can make a sci-fi blockbuster as awash in murky computer imagery and stupefying exposition as any in Hollywood.

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Feb 16, 2019

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77
"Wings of Desire" and "Downfall" were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz's long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2019

Donald Smith, Who Produced ‘The Silent Scream,' Dies at 94
His controversial anti-abortion documentary, professing to show a fetus expressing pain, became a formidable weapon for abortion opponents.

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Feb 15, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Dear Academy: Face It, the Short-Film Oscars Should Be Cut From the Telecast
Giving these shorts their due in a separate ceremony would make the main event swifter and stronger, argues the Carpetbagger.

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Feb 15, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Oscars Rewind: When Harvey Weinstein Was a Force in Oscar Campaigns
He pulled off an upset when "Shakespeare in Love" won best picture 20 years ago, though in retrospect he may not have been the underdog he seemed at the time.

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Feb 15, 2019

Will Smith's Blue Genie and Other Scary Trailers This Week
In a week that brought a bounty of new clips, promos for "Yesterday," "Chlid's Play" and "Ma" stood out; the one for "Aladdin" raised eyebrows.

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Feb 15, 2019

Anatomy of a Scene: How ‘The Lego Movie 2' Envisions the Apocalypse
The director Mike Mitchell discusses how these familiar characters ended up on the wrong side of the bricks.

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Feb 15, 2019

‘The Lego Movie 2' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Mike Mitchell narrates a sequence from his film.

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Feb 15, 2019

Streaming Movie Review: ‘The Breaker Upperers' Review: Calling It Off, With an Assist
This New Zealand comedy by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami adds some welcome irreverence to the homogenized mix of Netflix comedies.

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Feb 15, 2019

The Week in Arts: Kamasi Washington, Amy Sedaris, Farruquito's Flamenco
The brash saxophonist performs at the Apollo; Season 2 of "At Home With Amy Sedaris" begins; and the Spanish dancer returns to Manhattan.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2019

A Peerless ‘War and Peace' Film Is Restored to Its Former Glory
Sergei Bondarchuk's 1960s movie, made with a virtually unlimited budget and the backing of the Soviet state, comes to Lincoln Center this weekend.

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Feb 15, 2019

A Pop Culture Shock After the Trip of a Lifetime
Our 52 Places Traveler thought she could rely on downloads as armor against the unknowns of global travel. That's not how it went down.

New York Times Movies
Feb 14, 2019

6 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Feb 14, 2019

Family Guide: 27 Ways to Keep Your Kids Culturally Engaged This Winter
Classical concerts, children's film series and a festival where technology meets art are among the events that can keep young minds occupied (and having fun) through a school sabbatical and beyond.

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Feb 14, 2019

Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There's So Much to Talk About
Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.

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Feb 14, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Proposed Oscar Changes Are an ‘Insult,' Say Directors and Cinematographers
The decision to present certain Oscars during a commercial break has drawn a stinging rebuke from those in Hollywood.

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Feb 14, 2019

Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run
The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.

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Feb 14, 2019

How ‘Roma' Turned an Empty Lot Into a Bustling Avenue
Alfonso Cuarón and his team built a replica of a city street from scratch.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘Hotel by the River' Review: A Poet Makes Amends, Fumblingly
The film is one of Hong Sang-soo's most visually arresting movies, even if it doesn't quite overcome the slightness that characterizes the director's work.

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Feb 14, 2019

What Will Win Best Picture? 20 Oscar Voters Spill Their Secrets
None would go on the record, but these members of the academy did reveal their candid opinions — and biases. News flash: It's not all about merit.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘Parkland: Inside Building 12' Review: Recounting the Attack in Painful Detail
This documentary on the Florida school shooting makes the massacre immediate in a way that sometimes gets lost in news coverage or political debates.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘The Unicorn' Review: A Gay Country Singer's Grim and Lonely World
This documentary about the singer-songwriter Peter Grudzien is a haunting portrait of what it means to burn bright, then die alone.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘Donnybrook' Review: Fighting for Survival in the Heartland
Jamie Bell's solid performance does little to improve this violent, one-dimensional wallow in Midwestern miserabilism.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘Happy Death Day 2U' Review: Living Is Easy. Dying Again and Again Is Hard.
In this sequel to the 2017 slasher film, a college student tries to understand why she keeps reliving her murder by undertaking a grand self-help course.

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Feb 14, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘A Tuba to Cuba' Review: A New Orleans Jazz Band Makes a Caribbean Connection
This joyous documentary follows the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba for a celebration of musical history and common bonds.

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Feb 14, 2019

Tolkien's World: An Exhibition Transports Us to Middle-earth
J.R.R. Tolkien — the artist, the writer, the scholar — is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum. The show is a comprehensive view of his alternate reality.

New York Times Movies
Feb 13, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘Fighting With My Family' Review: They Body Slam You, Your Mum and Dad. Lovingly.
Dwayne Johnson helped produce this charming comedy about a family of professional wrestlers, their chops, drops and drama.

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Feb 13, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘Clara's Ghost' Review: A Family of Performers, a Night of Hysteria
This unhinged comedy shines a spotlight on a family's maladjusted dynamics.

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Feb 13, 2019

‘Ruben Brandt, Collector' Review: Stealing Inspiration From Great Art
A stylish animated film about a psychiatrist and a gang of art thieves.

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Feb 13, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Rachel Weisz Is the Passion Pick, Online and on Awards Shows
The Oscar nominee explored lesbian attraction in two 2018 films and found that after mainly male-oriented movies, acting opposite women is "unbelievably refreshing."

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Feb 13, 2019

Review: ‘All About Eve' Gets the Vampire Treatment from Ivo van Hove
This London adaptation of the Oscar-winning satire, starring a misused Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is like a horror movie without a pulse.

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Feb 13, 2019

The Uphill Battles of Black Talent Agents in Hollywood
With few colleagues of color in the four big agencies, these representatives have an impact on what is produced. But they also face isolation and other barriers.

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Feb 13, 2019

‘Frozen II' Trailer: Elsa Ice-Surfs and Anna Wields a Sword
After releasing a much-criticized promo for "Aladdin," Disney bounces back with a thrilling teaser for "Frozen II."

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Feb 13, 2019

A Word With: Aubrey Plaza Would Definitely Host the Oscars
While she waits, she'll be busy hosting the Film Independent Spirit Awards, attending a "Parks and Rec" reunion and venturing to the dark side in the reboot of "Child's Play."

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Feb 13, 2019

Critic's Notebook: How ‘Green Book' Gives Short Shrift to a Gay Life
The film's treatment of Don Shirley's sexuality belies the difficult realities that gay men of color like Jussie Smollett face to this day.

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Feb 13, 2019

Film Set in China's Cultural Revolution Is Pulled From Berlin Festival
The withdrawal of the film by the noted Chinese director Zhang Yimou comes amid a broader crackdown on the discussion of sensitive subjects in China.

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Feb 13, 2019

The Lonely Life of a Black Talent Agent in Hollywood
With few colleagues of color in the four big agencies, these representatives have an impact on what is produced. But they also face isolation and other barriers.

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Feb 12, 2019

Ron Miller, Who Rose to the Top at Disney, Then Fell, Dies at 85
A former football player, he spent three decades working for Walt Disney, his father-in-law, and had notable successes — until things turned sour.

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Feb 12, 2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel' Review: Do Female Cyborgs Dream of Breasts?
James Cameron teams up with Robert Rodriguez for this big-screen adaptation of a Japanese manga. Cue the fighting, bad dialogue and more fighting.

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Feb 12, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘Sorry Angel' Review: A Love Affair Two Men Start, Knowing the End
Set in early 1990s Paris, Christophe Honoré's new film presents us with a middle-aged, AIDS-stricken writer falling, wearily, for a bookish 20-something.

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Feb 12, 2019

Ron Miller, Whose Reign at Disney Was Troubled, Dies at 85
A former football player, he spent three decades working for Walt Disney, his father-in-law, and rose to chief executive before being ousted in 1984.

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Feb 12, 2019

‘High Flying Bird' Is Rich With Historical References. Here's a Closer Look.
Steven Soderbergh's latest, released on Netflix, is filled with allusions to the racial and political history of pro basketball. Read this guide after you watch.

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Feb 12, 2019

‘The Lego Movie 2': How ‘Catchy Song' Got So Catchy
That song from the movie? The one that got stuck inside your head? A chat with the guy who wrote it.

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Feb 12, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘Birds of Passage' Review: An Epic Narco Tale That Will Open Your Eyes
Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra follow their Oscar-nominated "Embrace of the Serpent" with a saga of the drug trade set amid the Wayuu of northern Colombia.

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Feb 12, 2019

‘Isn't It Romantic' Review: Rebel Wilson Mocks, and Obeys, Rom-Com Rules
She meet-cutes with a Hemsworth in this film that relies conventions even as it snickers at them.

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Feb 12, 2019

Cultural Studies: Why Do We Love Scammers So Much?
These days, the con artist is as much a cultural figure as the antagonist of our personal horror stories.

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Feb 12, 2019

Women and People of Color Starred in Hit Movies in Record Numbers, Study Finds
Forty percent of the top films from 2018 starred or co-starred actresses. Women of color and those 45 and older also made strong gains.

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Feb 11, 2019

Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds
A specially cut diamond designed by the Danish filmmaker has gone on show in Antwerp, Belgium. It's the first in a series of precious stones based on his films.

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Feb 10, 2019

‘The Favourite' and ‘Roma' Sweep the Baftas
The films dominated the last major awards ceremony before the Oscars, setting up a showdown at that event.

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Feb 10, 2019

Ron Hutchinson, Restorer of Early Sound Films, Is Dead at 67
For years, he hunted down the discs containing the soundtracks to short films from as early as 1926 that featured comedians, opera singers and others.

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Feb 10, 2019

‘The Lego Movie 2' Tops Box Office, but Falls Short of Expectations
After an extremely weak Super Bowl weekend for ticket sales, "The Lego Movie 2" failed to give the box office a boost.

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Feb 08, 2019

Erykah Badu Helped Define ‘Wokeness.' Now She's a Target.
The R&B star and comic relief of "What Men Want" built her legend on the pursuit of enlightenment. It's taken her to hostile territory.

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Feb 08, 2019

Albert Finney, 82, ‘Angry Young Man' Who Became a Hollywood Star, Is Dead
He was known for roles in the movies "Tom Jones," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Under the Volcano" and "Erin Brockovich," as well as on the London stage.

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Feb 08, 2019

The Saturday Profile: ‘Shoplifters' Director Pierces Japan's Darker Side
"I don't portray people or make movies where viewers can easily find hope," says Hirokazu Kore-eda, director of the Oscar-nominated film "Shoplifters."

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Feb 08, 2019

Where to Stream 7 of Albert Finney's Best Films
The acclaimed British actor died Thursday, leaving behind a body of work that spanned nearly six decades.

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Feb 08, 2019

A Super Bowl Mermaid Ad and a Sexist Audition
A December essay on Vice was titled, "My Bikini Audition From Hell Shows How Little Hollywood Has Changed." It turns out it was about a Super Bowl ad.

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Feb 08, 2019

Erykah Badu Loves Everyone. No Judging, Please.
The R&B-turned-movie star built her legend on the pursuit of enlightenment. It's taken her to hostile territory.

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Feb 08, 2019

Erykah Badu Loves You. Here's Why.
The R&B-turned-movie star built her legend on the pursuit of enlightenment. It's taken her to hostile territory.

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Feb 08, 2019

Trailers of the Week: ‘Shaft' and ‘Dumbo' Lead the Way
"Pet Sematary" gets a second, more frightening clip, and "Missing Link" and "Ugly Dolls" also get promos.

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Feb 08, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Oscar Rewind: The Acceptance Speech That Spawned Another Movie
When he won for the AIDS drama "Philadelphia," Tom Hanks thanked his gay teacher and inadvertently inspired "In & Out," about an actor who outs his instructor.

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Feb 08, 2019

Albert Finney, ‘Angry Young Man' Who Became a Hollywood Star, Dies at 82
He was known for roles in the movies "Tom Jones," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Under the Volcano" and "Erin Brockovich," as well as on the London stage.

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Feb 08, 2019

This Week in Arts: Jake Gyllenhaal on Stage; Penélope Cruz in ‘Everybody Knows'
In Nick Payne's new play, Gyllenhaal stars as a man in mourning — a much more sympathetic role than his art snob in "Velvet Buzzsaw."

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Feb 07, 2019

Anatomy of a Scene: How Art Becomes Deadly in ‘Velvet Buzzsaw'
The writer and director Dan Gilroy narrates a sequence from his film.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘Velvet Buzzsaw' | Anatomy of a Scene
The writer and director Dan Gilroy narrates a sequence from his film.

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Feb 07, 2019

Woody Allen Sues Amazon Over Canceled $68 Million Deal
Allen says the streaming service improperly canceled a four-movie contract because of a renewed focus on sexual abuse allegations he has long denied.

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Feb 07, 2019

Why the Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Hurt Native Women
An agreement to donate all profits from "Wind River" would have helped a group for Indigenous women. But the company that bought out Weinstein probably won't recognize the pact.

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Feb 07, 2019

5 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘What Men Want' Review: A Mind-Reading Woman Flips the Script, Sort of
This comedy flips the script on the 2000 film "What Women Want," and this time, the mind reader is a female sports agent mired in workplace sexism.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘To Dust' Review: Death, Decay and Grief Wrapped in a Buddy Movie
Geza Rohrig and Matthew Broderick play an odd couple in search of scientific answers. They find much more than that.

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Feb 07, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘High Flying Bird' Review: A Thrilling Dunk on Capitalism
The director Steven Soderbergh teams up with Tarell Alvin McCraney and André Holland to take on the contradictions of modern sports culture.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘The Prodigy' Review: Evil Genius, Average Horror
Taylor Schilling is perfect as the distraught mother of a disturbed boy in this thinly plotted horror movie.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘Berlin, I Love You' Review: Many Stories, Not Much Feeling
The once-divided nature of Berlin isn't given much consideration in this film, part of the Cities of Love series.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘The Gospel of Eureka' Review: Christianity and Queerness Intersect in a Small Town
This cheerful documentary from Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher refuses to grapple with its glaring contradictions.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot' Review: Nuff Said
The movie's plot is as absurdly sensational as its title: The government taps Sam Elliott, an aging Nazi hunter, to kill a yeti.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘Under the Eiffel Tower' Review: In Whine, Truth
Full of midlife-crisis clichés, the film is yet another ode to the restorative magic of wine country sunshine.

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Feb 07, 2019

‘Untogether' Review: Adrift in Los Angeles, Looking for Love
Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke play damaged siblings in this exasperatingly affected romantic drama from Emma Forrest.

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Feb 07, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘One Million American Dreams' Review: Stories From New York's Potter's Field
This haunting documentary guides viewers through heartbreaking tales of the lost souls buried on Hart Island.

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Feb 06, 2019

Critic's Pick: ‘The 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films' Review: Heartbreak, Abbreviated
This year's Oscar-nominated shorts will make you cry, laugh, cry, think, cry, wonder, and cry some more. Have we mentioned they might also make you cry?

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Feb 06, 2019

Just Who Has Seen ‘Roma'? Netflix Offers Clues
The company has given Alfonso Cuarón's film a significant theatrical release, but the industry has its doubts about the streaming service's intentions.

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Feb 06, 2019

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' Review: Everything Is Not Awesome. Everything Is an Ad.
This franchise's latest is a busy, noisy clutter of action sequences, pop-cultural allusions, life lessons and cute critters.

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Feb 06, 2019

‘Lords of Chaos' Review: Where Anomie and Speed Metal Meet Doom
Inspired by a sordid, true story, this English-language movie tracks a group of Norwegian death-metal musicians whose lives go murderously wrong.

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Feb 06, 2019

Critic's Notebook: Blackness, Gayness, Representation: Marlon Riggs Unpacks It All in His Films
He saw the past, present and future at once, and his timeless, masterful works are now the subject of a film series in Brooklyn.

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