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Jun 26, 2019

‘Yesterday' Review: I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis invite you to imagine there's no Beatles.

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Jun 26, 2019

‘Maiden' Review: Racing Toward Equality
Alex Holmes's documentary about a yachting race revisits the ocean terrors and corrosive sexism faced by an all-woman crew.

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Jun 26, 2019

IMDb Lists Transgender Stars' Birth Names; Hollywood Coalition Protests
The actors' union is mounting a legal challenge that has now been joined by Glaad and other advocacy groups.

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Jun 26, 2019

Patriotic Movie Apparently Falls Afoul of China's Censors
A big-budget war movie in China seems to be the latest target of a political crackdown on cultural works that many fear is intensifying.

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Jun 25, 2019

‘The Chambermaid' Review: Amid Luxury, an Entrancing Drudgery
Lila Avilés's modest and miraculous first feature finds pathos and a hint of magic in the routines of a young hotel worker.

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Jun 25, 2019

Where Is Michael Jackson's Legacy 10 Years After His Death?
Radio play is down slightly, but the King of Pop's Vegas show goes on and Broadway is still in the air despite HBO's "Leaving Neverland."

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Jun 24, 2019

New York City's Public Libraries to End Film Streaming Through Kanopy
The libraries cited unsustainable costs in ending the service. Cinephiles took to social media with their reactions.

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Jun 24, 2019

‘Annabelle Comes Home' Review: An Evil Doll Returns and She's Not Alone
This lethargic film delivers an abundance of haunted-house clichés and few genuine scares.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Russo Brothers: Even We Have a Hard Time Getting Small Films Made
For our project on the future of movies, the ‘Avengers' directors also see the traditional two-hour narrative losing steam.

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Jun 24, 2019

William Morris Endeavor Hits Back in Fight With Hollywood Writers
After a new round of talks broke down, one of the major talent agencies sued the writers' over their decision to fire their agents.

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Jun 24, 2019

Ann Sarnoff, a Hollywood Outsider, Will Lead Warner Bros. Studio
Ms. Sarnoff will succeed Kevin Tsujihara, who was ousted amid a sex scandal, as the leader of the storied studio behind "Casablanca" and "Wonder Woman."

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Jun 24, 2019

Elizabeth Banks: It's Getting Harder to Make Money in Hollywood
For our project on the future of movies, the director and actress notes there are more opportunities but smaller paychecks.

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Jun 24, 2019

Barry Jenkins: No Matter the Format, Filmmaking Is as Expensive as Ever
For our project on the future of movies, the director wrestles with the changes being wrought by the streaming revolution.

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Jun 23, 2019

‘Toy Story 4' Tops Box Office, but Falls Short of Studio's Hopes
The Pixar sequel made around $118 million in domestic theaters, $22 million less than Disney expected. It still flattened the competition.

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Jun 22, 2019

Jon M. Chu: Young Filmmakers Don't Have the Baggage of Self-Hatred
For our project on the future of movies, the director is mostly hopeful that diversity will take hold, but still realistic.

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Jun 22, 2019

J.J. Abrams: Even Giant Event Movies Aren't a Given at the Box Office
For our project on the future of movies, the director argues that when filmgoers want something, they will find a way to get it now.

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Jun 22, 2019

Jessica Chastain: Stars Needn't Let Studios Decide Which Women Are Valuable
For our project on the future of movies, the actress says she and her peers are showing how creatives can take control from executives.

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Jun 21, 2019

Suzan Pitt, 75, Wildly Inventive Animation Filmmaker, Dies
Ms. Pitt's short films were vivid, immersive fantasies influenced by her dreams, underground comics and the cartoons of Max Fleischer.

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Jun 21, 2019

Suzan Pitt, Wildly Inventive Animation Filmmaker, Dies at 75
Ms. Pitt's short films were vivid, immersive fantasies influenced by her dreams, underground comics and the cartoons of Max Fleischer.

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Jun 21, 2019

‘Anna' Review: a Curiously Familiar Female Assassin
Luc Besson's latest film often turns on seduction and shifting power dynamics between men and women.

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Jun 21, 2019

From a Tibetan Filmmaker, an Unvarnished View of His Land
Pema Tseden's portraits of Tibet are not the heavenly, mist-shrouded Himalayan paradise of popular Western imagination, but an unsentimental view of a windswept plateau on the fringes of modernity.

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Jun 21, 2019

Kumail Nanjiani: It's Harder For Smaller Movies to Succeed
For our project on the future of movies, the actor-writer wonders if small and midsize films will still have a shot in theaters.

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Jun 21, 2019

Why Are the Movies So Obsessed With Pop Stars?
From "Rocketman" to "Her Smell," "Blaze" to "Vox Lux," the film industry seems to think all musicians have the same ups and downs.

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Jun 21, 2019

Lena Waithe: Why Aren't Black Stars Funding Films by Black Auteurs?
For our project on the future of movies, the writer and producer argues that "there's a way for us to change the business from the inside out."

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Jun 21, 2019

How ‘The Dead Don't Die' Handles Its Zombies
The writer and director Jim Jarmusch discusses a scene featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny and Carol Kane.

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Jun 21, 2019

‘The Dead Don't Die' | Anatomy of a Scene
Jim Jarmusch narrates a scene from his zombie comedy featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny and Carol Kane.

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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Jun 20, 2019

Are Your Children Seeing ‘Toy Story 4'? Send Us Their Movie Reviews
We want to hear young moviegoers' takes on the film.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Starfish' Review: A Sci-Fi Mystery Shrouded in Grief
A.T. White's experimental debut feature is patient and introspective horror, anchored by a charismatic performance by Virginia Gardner.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Endzeit' Review: Once Upon a Zombie Apocalypse
A German movie goes into the woods with the dead, morphing into a fairy tale that is by turns uneasy and beguiling.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Child's Play' Review: A Robot Chucky Goes Rogue in a Soulless Remake
This slasher retread adds a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence, but its plausibility makes the character less scary.

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Jun 20, 2019

Jason Blum: This Is the Biggest Shift in Hollywood History
For our project on the future of movies, the producer foresees his horror films living on in theaters, but something like his Oscar-winning "Whiplash"? Nope.

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Jun 20, 2019

Ava DuVernay: Real People Aren't Seeing Most Movies
For our project on the future of movies, the director has harsh words for the industry. A theater "is not the reality of most people's experience with film."

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Jun 20, 2019

Octavia Spencer: Studios Are Calling Me. That's a Paradigm Shift.
For our project on the future of movies, she says Hollywood has a new attitude toward her ("a woman of a certain age and demographic").

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Toy Story 4' Review: Playtime's Over
In this latest entry in the long-running series, Woody and Buzz hit the road and cross paths with a scary, scarily unloved doll.

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Jun 20, 2019

J.J. Abrams and Son to Write Spider-Man Comic
The two discuss their collaboration, which introduces a new villain, Cadaverous, and how the project came to be.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘The Quiet One' Review: Bill Wyman Opens His Archives, and His Mouth
A new documentary explores the Rolling Stones bassist's musical prowess and avoidance of excess.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' Review: A Bustling, Whimsical Voyage
Dhanush plays a poor Indian magician whose trip to Europe takes a series of unexpected turns.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Burn Your Maps' Review: The Mongolian Steppes as a Stage for Grief
Vera Farmiga plays a mother who has lost a child and travels all the way to Central Asia to help heal her still-living one.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘The Command' Review: A Real-Life Submarine Tragedy Gets the Big Screen Treatment
Thomas Vinterberg's new movie relives the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Wild Rose' Review: A Glaswegian Singer Walks the Line
Jessie Buckley shines as a working-class performer with aspirations of country music stardom.

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Jun 20, 2019

‘Billboard' Review: An Underdog Story Misses the Mark
Zeke Zelker's film about a radio promotional stunt gone awry suffers from awkward pacing and stilted dialogue.

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Jun 19, 2019

A Clearer Picture of ‘A Bigger Splash'
The 1974 documentary anticipated David Hockney's success and the rise of reality TV. A new, 4K restoration screens at the Metrograph this week.

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Jun 19, 2019

Peter Whitehead, 82, Swinging-'60s Filmmaker, Is Dead
He captured the Rolling Stones on tour and both captured and helped define an era with "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London."

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Jun 19, 2019

Review: ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am' Basks in the Presence of a Beloved Writer
An informative, admiring documentary is brought alive by the charisma and brilliance of its subject.

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Jun 19, 2019

Peter Whitehead, Swinging-'60s Filmmaker, Is Dead at 82
He captured the Rolling Stones on tour and both captured and helped define an era with "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London."

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Jun 19, 2019

Inclusion Rider? What Inclusion Rider?
Nearly a year and a half after Frances McDormand made the term famous, few Hollywood productions are using this contractual tool.

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Jun 18, 2019

Happy Birthday, Pauline Kael, My Old Foe
On the 100th anniversary of the influential film critic's birth, a cinephile tries to pinpoint the moment he stopped resisting her work.

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Jun 18, 2019

Review: ‘Edge of Democracy' Looks at Brazil With Outrage and Heartbreak
Petra Costa's documentary chronicles the impeachment of one president, the imprisonment of another and the triumph of authoritarian politics.

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Jun 18, 2019

Tom Hanks on the Pleasures and Perils of Voicing Woody
The actor says he had to turn his back as he was working on the end of "Toy Story 4." "I don't think I could've done the last few recording sessions the other way."

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Jun 18, 2019

Women Make Gains in Indie Films, Study Says
They're directing, writing and producing independently made movies at record levels. They are also hiring more women.

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Jun 17, 2019

J.J. Abrams Said to Be Near $500 Million Deal With WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia will get a first look at projects developed by the media company run by Mr. Abrams and his wife, which made hits like "Star Trek Beyond."

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Jun 17, 2019

Goodbye Yellow Lycra: See Elton John's ‘Rocketman' Looks Up Close
The costume designer Julian Day didn't simply copy the star's outfits over the years (or those glasses — dozens of pairs were crafted for the film).

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Jun 17, 2019

‘The Hunger Games' Prequel Is in the Works
Suzanne Collins's dystopian trilogy about children fighting to the death, later adapted as a series of blockbuster movies, is getting a prequel.

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Jun 16, 2019

‘Men in Black: International' Leads a Parade of Slumping Sequels
Warner Bros.'s "Shaft" sequel also disappointed this weekend.

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Jun 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Director With Taste for Excess, Dies at 96
Mr. Zeffirelli's opera productions sometimes drew critical ire, but audiences generally loved them. He worked in film, too.

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Jun 14, 2019

‘Shaft' Made Richard Roundtree a Star. But Store Clerks Still Tailed Him.
Returning to the role he originated nearly 50 years ago, the 76-year-old actor considers its disorienting impact on his life.

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Jun 14, 2019

What to Do in New York This Weekend
There's something for everyone, from classical music in the park to Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center and four must-not-miss art shows spotlighting women.

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Jun 14, 2019

Watch Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling Go Head to Head in ‘Late Night'
The director Nisha Ganatra narrates a scene from the comedy.

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Jun 14, 2019

‘Late Night' | Anatomy of a Scene
Nisha Ganatra narrates a sequence from her film featuring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

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Jun 14, 2019

In ‘Toy Story 4,' the Animators Pulling the Strings Reveal Woody's Inner Life
Computerized micro-tweaks to facial expressions and movements are as finely coordinated as a central nervous system and shaded with emotion.

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Jun 14, 2019

‘Murder Mystery' Review: A Whodunit on the High Seas
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler reunite for what plays like an updated but sluggish version of "Clue."

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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Jun 13, 2019

Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove' Screenwriter and Son of Texas, Dies at 79
His screenplays displayed an affinity for the mythology and history of his native state, and he and his wife started an archive devoted to Texas writers.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘The Dead Don't Die' Review: Zombies Gobbling Up Scraps of Pop Culture
Jim Jarmusch's movie, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and a bunch of other interesting people, respects the genre without committing to it.

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Jun 13, 2019

Ed Harris to Succeed Jeff Daniels in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway
Mr. Harris, featured in "Westworld" on television, is a four-time Oscar nominee.

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Jun 13, 2019

Review: I'm Talking About ‘Shaft.' Yes, Again.
How did a bad mother (shut your mouth) turn into a bad dad joke?

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Jun 13, 2019

Bryan Singer to Settle Sexual Assault Lawsuit for $150,000
A 2017 claim against the "X-Men" director said he assaulted a 17-year-old boy at a party in 2003.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Our Time' Review: An Enthralling and Exasperating Take on Infidelity
The Mexican director Carlos Reygadas explores a couple's fraught relationship from a languid, deep-focus perspective.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Plus One' Review: Navigating a Marathon of Nuptials
Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid are single friends who agree to be each other's dates to a series of weddings.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘In the Aisles' Review: A Store With Everything, Except Fulfillment
Franz Rogowski and Sandra Hüller star in this peculiar not-quite-comedy from Germany.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Being Frank' Review: An Embarrassment of Daddy Issues
In Miranda Bailey's new film, an opportunistic son bonds with an absentee father who turns out to have a second family.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Blue Note Records' Review: A Smart, Exhilarating Look at an Influential Label
Featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and other luminaries, a new documentary examines Blue Note's legacy from Thelonious Monk to hip-hop.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘American Woman' Review: A Considered, and Cautious, Working-Class Character Study
Sienna Miller is a single mother whose daughter's disappearance pushes her over several edges, both literal and metaphorical.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Back to the Fatherland' Review: Israelis Who Look to Put History Aside
The documentary follows several young Israelis who move to Germany and Austria, countries that once set out to exterminate Jews.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Hampstead' Review: A Low-Key and Lively Look at an Unlikely Romance
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson fall in love, with a little help from a picturesque London park.

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Jun 13, 2019

‘Daughter of the Wolf' Review: Snow, Ice, and Dramatic Inertia
This kidnapping thriller will leave you cold in more ways than one.

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Jun 12, 2019

Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94
She won Oscar nominations for "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" and gossip-column attention for her indefatigable partygoing.

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Jun 12, 2019

‘Men in Black: International' Review: A Case of the Blahs
The fourth installment in this decades-old franchise sputters (while you groan), despite its inherently watchable leads.

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Jun 12, 2019

How Ermanno Olmi Found Grace in the Daily Labors of Italians
A Film at Lincoln Center retrospective reveals the genius of an Italian director who saw poetry in everyday life.

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Jun 12, 2019

Elton John and Bernie Taupin on How ‘Rocketman' Captures an R-Rated Life
The pop star's friendship with his lyricist is a major focus of the biopic. For years, they each tried not looking back.

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Jun 12, 2019

A Dad Defends Dad Jokes
Babies made him do it. They fell for his corny humor, and he stuck with what worked. Then his audience grew up.

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Jun 12, 2019

The ‘Paris Is Burning' Director on Its Message: ‘Be Yourself'
Ahead of the acclaimed documentary's rerelease in theaters, Jennie Livingston discusses her film and the ways its legacy has gone mainstream.

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Jun 12, 2019

In ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,' Scorsese Tries to Capture a Wild Dylan Tour
The director Martin Scorsese mixes fiction and documentary to match the anarchic spirit of the 1975 concerts themselves.

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Jun 12, 2019

Hollywood Reconsiders the Bad Female Boss, With a Generational Twist
In projects like "Late Night," "Little" and "Veep," the archetype is being used to tell more explicitly feminist tales — and to question power itself.

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Jun 11, 2019

Yannick Bellon, French Director With Feminist Bent, Dies at 95
"I have treated several aspects of the feminine reality," Ms. Bellon, whose films included a feature that graphically depicted a gang rape, once said.

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Jun 11, 2019

‘Rolling Thunder' Review: A New Ballad of Bob, Sung by Marty
In his new documentary, Martin Scorsese revisits a famous Bob Dylan tour that included Joan Baez and Allen Ginsberg.

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Jun 11, 2019

‘Frozen 2' Trailer: Elsa and Anna Get a Little Surreal
The first full-length clip for the sequel includes a horse glowing underwater and a mysterious warning.

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Jun 11, 2019

‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem' Review: An Extramarital Affair With Geopolitical Implications
An often gripping drama from the Palestinian director Muayad Alayan chronicles a high-stakes affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman.

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Jun 10, 2019

Animated Movies Give Women More Leadership Roles, Study Finds
Nearly four in 10 of the top toons had female producers, but women of color still found it hard to get a foothold.

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Jun 09, 2019

Camille Billops, Who Filmed Her Mother-Daughter Struggle, Dies at 85
A sculptor, painter and filmmaker, she gave up her daughter for adoption and documented the reunion they had 20 years later — only to reject her again.

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Jun 08, 2019

What to Do in New York This Weekend: MoMA and the Tonys
Also "Late Night" and "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" arrive in theaters, and "Big Little Lies" returns for a second season.

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Jun 07, 2019

Things to Do in New York This Weekend: MoMA and the Tonys
Also "Late Night" and "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" arrive in theaters, and "Big Little Lies" returns for a second season.

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Jun 07, 2019

Stormy Daniels Isn't the First Sex Worker to Go Into Comedy
Stand-ups who hail from adult films and strip clubs say sex and humor are a natural fit.

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Jun 07, 2019

How They Made Jessica Chastain Look Not Quite Human in ‘Dark Phoenix'
The filmmakers behind the latest movie in the "X-Men" franchise created the uncanny valley but with a real person.

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Jun 07, 2019

Free Outdoor Movies in New York City This Summer
Survey the myriad available options and find a movie night that appeals to you.

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Jun 07, 2019

‘Dark Phoenix' | Anatomy of a Scene
The writer and director Simon Kinberg narrates a scene from the film featuring Sophie Turner and Michael Fassbender.

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Jun 07, 2019

Watch Sophie Turner and Michael Fassbender Battle in ‘Dark Phoenix'
The writer Simon Kinberg narrates a sequence from his directing debut in the X-Men franchise.

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Jun 07, 2019

How Jim Jarmusch Made an All-Star Indie Zombie Movie
For "The Dead Don't Die," the writer-director lured his posse of preternaturally cool actors. Then he killed them off.

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Jun 06, 2019

‘Alles Ist Gut' Review: Surviving Sexual Assault, and All the Mornings After
The first-time director Eva Trobisch has made a searing drama about the everyday interactions that all women must navigate carefully.

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