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Jul 05, 2020

Italy's Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry
A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

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Jul 05, 2020

‘Bébé's Kids' Shared a Lesson About Racial Injustice
This 1992 animated movie about Black children running into trouble at a theme park is meant to be a comedy. But for one viewer, it no longer seems so funny.

New York Times Movies
Jul 04, 2020

Where You Can See the Stars of ‘Hamilton' Now
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

New York Times Movies
Jul 03, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and Disney : A Timeline
Disney is streaming a live-capture film of "Hamilton." It's just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical's creator.

New York Times Movies
Jul 03, 2020

I Watched My War Story Become a Movie
I witnessed the making of "The Outpost," a film about the day my unit fought off 300 Taliban fighters who tried to overrun our camp in Afghanistan.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘Jurassic Park': Where the Wild Things Are
Our critics and readers make a return trip to the movie that kicked off a franchise. Does the blockbuster hold up in a summer without one?

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

How ‘365 Days' Became One of Netflix's Worst-Reviewed Big Hits
Critically panned, the steamy Polish flick is a streaming success thanks to TikTok teenagers and curious fans. But there's also a growing backlash from those who say it glorifies rape culture.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘The Truth' Review: Being Catherine Deneuve
Following his Palme d'Or-winning "Shoplifters," the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda visits some of the glories of France.

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Jul 02, 2020

8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend
Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘The Outpost' Review: At War, in a Worst-Case Scenario
U. S. soldiers in Afghanistan fight to defend themselves against the Taliban in this fact-based war drama from Rod Lurie.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘Bungalow' Review: Young, Restless, Drifting
Ulrich Köhler's first film, newly available in the U.S., is a secretive and beautifully observant study of teenage disaffection.

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Jul 02, 2020

Seeing Paradise From Behind a Dashboard
Drive-ins are a rarity these days, but they were a formative moviegoing experience for many Americans, including an impressionable young boy who went on to become a director.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘Family Romance, LLC' Review: Werner Herzog's Comfort for Hire
This hybrid work of fiction and documentary begins with a creepy feeling that is eventually replaced by an empathetic fascination.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘Spark' and ‘The Observer' Review: A Filmmaker's Past, and China's
A pair of documentaries serve as an introduction to Hu Jie, a documentarian whose films memorialize the horrors of the Mao era.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble' Review: Past Progress, and More to Come
A profile of the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman has an urgent message.

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Jul 02, 2020

'Welcome to Chechnya' Brings Deepfake Technology to Documentaries
A film about persecuted gay and lesbian Chechens uses digital manipulation to guard their identities without losing their humanity. The step raises familiar questions about nonfiction movies.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

Netflix's ‘Eurovision Song Contest': Here's What You May Have Missed
The new film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams lovingly references many of the competition's most memorable moments, and features many Eurovision stars.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

This Profile of Charlie Kaufman Has Changed
How do you write about Hollywood's most self-referential screenwriter at a destabilizing moment in history? It takes more than one draft.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

‘Denise Ho: Becoming the Song' Review: Pop With a Message
This moving documentary profiles a singer who has become an influential activist in Hong Kong.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

Comedy via Zoom: It's the Golden Age of Mugging
After four months of livestream stand-up sets, the format remains awkward. But comics are getting better at playing to the camera, and crowds are learning how to show their appreciation.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

‘Scheme Birds' Review: Soft Gaze for a Hard Life
This documentary turns a tender eye toward a bright teenager who hopes to never leave her decaying Scottish hometown.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

Deepfake Technology Enters the Documentary World
A film about persecuted gays and lesbians in Chechnya uses digital manipulation to guard their identities without losing their humanity. The step raises familiar questions about nonfiction movies.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

The Fast & Furious Art of the Car Chase
Hot pursuits are a staple of summer blockbusters — remember them? — so we asked the director Justin Lin to break down five of our favorites.

New York Times Movies
Jul 01, 2020

A Summer Without Superheroes
A real-world catastrophe has forced us to hit pause on enjoying the spectacle of our own domination. Maybe that's a good thing.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Jaws' Is Still Devouring Us. SOS!
In 1975, this thriller freaked out the world, scaring us out of the water and creating the summer-blockbuster template. It was also a warning.

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Jul 01, 2020

Justin Lin on 5 Great Chase Scenes
The director of "F9" and other "Fast & Furious" films narrates a look at some of cinema's coolest chases sequences.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Wayne's World' & Me
As a kid, I identified with Garth Algar, the shy sidekick of the 1992 movie, who taught me about how to be a real person in a branded world.

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Jul 01, 2020

Stream These 15 Great Titles Before They Leave Netflix in July
Movie theaters are still closed. But your TV abides. Check out these movies before they leave, some as soon as the holiday weekend.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Viena and the Fantomes' Review: A Roadie and a Bad Band
Dakota Fanning plays a young woman who attaches herself to a pouty punk group in this drama from Gerardo Naranjo.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Lewis John Carlino, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 88
Remembered for his adaptations of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" and "The Great Santini," he prided himself on knowing his characters inside and out.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Cuts to the Arts Help Philadelphia Address Huge Budget Gap
The City Council approved a budget last week that reduced citywide arts funding to $5.84 million, a cut of 40 percent.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

After #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy Meets Goal to Diversify Membership
The number of Oscar voters of color has tripled in the last four years, while the number of women has doubled. Still, the group skews heavily white and male.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

‘Welcome to Chechnya' Review: A Vital Indictment of Mass Persecution
David France's documentary follows a group of courageous Russian activists working to rescue victims of an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. crackdown.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Where to Stream Carl Reiner's Best TV Shows and Movies
Reiner, the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and director of acclaimed comedies with Steve Martin and others, excelled at spotlighting the unique comic gifts of his collaborators.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Comfort Viewing: Three Reasons I Love ‘The Princess Diaries'
In a world upended by a pandemic, the antics of a catastrophe-prone teenage princess reassure me.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

We Asked Four Documentarians: How Does Film Shape the Fight for Racial Justice?
Ava DuVernay, Stanley Nelson, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis have all made movies that help explain our nation's current efforts to face hundreds of years of inequity. Here's what they said.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

‘Hamilton' Review: You Say You Want a Revolution
The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.

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Jun 30, 2020

Carl Reiner: Where to Stream His Best Work
Reiner, the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and director of acclaimed comedies with Steve Martin and others, excelled at spotlighting the unique comic gifts of his collaborators.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Johnny Mandel, 94, Writer of Memorable Movie Scores, Is Dead
After composing and arranging for big bands, he gave the world melodies like "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Emily" and "Suicide Is Painless."

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

2004: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11' and a Country at War With Itself
In this moment of polarization and racial justice, our critic looks back at Michael Moore's smash documentary about the Iraq war and ‘The Notebook.'

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

‘Four Kids and It' Review: A Family-Friendly Magical Beach Troll
Andy de Emmony directs this by-the-book adaptation of a children's novel about a magical creature that can grant wishes.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

Carl Reiner, Multifaceted Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 98
Mr. Reiner was a gifted comic actor, but he spent most of his career slightly out of the spotlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.

New York Times Movies
Jun 30, 2020

‘Skyman' Review: Ready for an Alien Reunion
Daniel Myrick's mock documentary about a man's belief in extraterrestrial contact is a subdued and touching outsider portrait.

New York Times Movies
Jun 29, 2020

Yvonne Sherwell, Actress, Author and Coat Checker, Is Dead at 92
Ms. Sherwell led an artistic existence in bohemian New York, appearing in plays, movies and cabaret. She has died of the coronavirus.

New York Times Movies
Jun 29, 2020

Sundance 2021 Will Be Held in at Least 20 Cities
In response to the pandemic as well as a desire for more racial and socioeconomic diversity, the Utah event will simultaneously take place in cinemas around North America.

New York Times Movies
Jun 29, 2020

‘Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America' Review: Embracing a New Home
A documentary on L.G.B.T.Q. refugees becomes progressively engaging as its subjects' paths diverge.

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Jun 29, 2020

Jim Carrey, Unmasked
The actor's novel, "Memoirs and Misinformation," written with Dana Vachon, uses details from Carrey's life and career to tell a fictional tale of apocalypse and rebirth in Hollywood.

New York Times Movies
Jun 28, 2020

Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,' Dies at 81
His novel was turned into an era-defining movie and made him a lot of money. But he was never comfortable with its success, and he chose to live in poverty.

New York Times Movies
Jun 28, 2020

Excavating Chinese History, One Harrowing Film at a Time
The work of Hu Jie, who has made more than 30 movies, is little known even in China. The release of "Spark" and "The Observer" should make him better known abroad.

New York Times Movies
Jun 26, 2020

‘Eurovision Song Contest' Review: Over the Top and Around the Bend
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play Icelandic singing hopefuls in this over-egged musical comedy.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

Does Cinéma Vérité Exist? Watch These 2 Movies to Find Out
The documentary style is eye-opening as it tests the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. Try "Crisis" and "Salesman" to start.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

Does Cinéma Vérité Exist? Watch These 2 Movies to Find Out.
The documentary style is eye-opening even as it tests the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. Try "Crisis" and "Salesman" to start.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

‘Irresistible' Review: The Voters Are Red, the Message Is Blue
Jon Stewart's new political satire, which presents a homespun cliché of Middle America, is a lecture on old news.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

‘A Regular Woman' Review: A Family Murder, as Told by the Victim
Sherry Hormann's new film dramatizes a 2005 "honor killing" in Berlin, using a fictionalized version of the woman who died as narrator.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

Viewing Party! Let's all Watch ‘Jurassic Park'
Does Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, with its ravenous dinosaurs and scientist heroes, still satisfy our hunger for action?

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

‘The Last Tree' Review: Struggles of a New Life
Shola Amoo's film is a visually compelling coming-of-age narrative that explores the definition of family.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

‘Gone With the Wind' Returns to HBO Max With a Few Additions
There is now a video intro discussing the film's much-criticized depictions of the South and slavery, and a panel discussion examining those issues further.

New York Times Movies
Jun 25, 2020

‘My Spy' Review: A Secret Agent Gets Outsmarted
Dave Bautista bumbles as a C.I.A. field agent, and has a 9-year-old help him along the way.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Beats' Review: A Last Hurrah, and a First Trip
Set in Scotland in 1994, the film tells a tender, moody story of friendship.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘The 11th Green' Review: Investigating Aliens, Eisenhower and Golf
The director Christopher Munch's first feature since 2011 is both whimsical and dark.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘All I Can Say' Review: A Rock Star Captures His Own Rise and Fall
This new documentary is assembled from voluminous footage shot by Shannon Hoon, the lead singer of Blind Melon, until the day he died.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things' Review: Words Without Much Music
This documentary from Leslie Woodhead gives the first lady of song a dry, PBS-ready treatment.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘The Audition' Review: A Violin Teacher on the Verge
She's not happy, and her student isn't laughing, either. Nina Hoss is impeccable in this film by Ina Weisse.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Hamilton' Is Coming to the Small Screen. This Is How It Got There.
The film, a live capture of the hit Broadway show, will stream on Disney Plus beginning July 3. That wasn't always the plan.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

‘House of Hummingbird' Review: Picture a Girl, Picture a World
In this delicate movie, a teenage girl in Seoul tries to find a sense of self amid calamities small and large.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

Toronto International Film Festival Sets In-Person Screenings
The event, an important stop on the path to Oscars, plans a pared-down slate with socially distanced showings in September.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

Vietnamese Lives, American Imperialist Views, Even in ‘Da 5 Bloods'
Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

Ron Jeremy, Adult Film Star, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4 Women
Three of the attacks occurred at the same bar in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

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Jun 24, 2020

Women in Revolt: Erotic Liberation on Film in 1930s Germany
"Mädchen in Uniform," a classic account of forbidden love in a girl's boarding school, is both an expression of anti-fascism and a lesbian coming-out story.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

10 Streaming Movies to Take a Chance On
Tired of searching for good movies to stream and looking for something off the beaten path? We did the work for you.

New York Times Movies
Jun 24, 2020

‘Nobody Knows I'm Here' Review: Letting a Repressed Tune Ring Out
Gaspar Antillo makes a narrative strategy out of withheld information, abrupt elisions and possible fantasy sequences in his debut feature.

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Jun 24, 2020

‘Athlete A' Review: A Web of Abuse and Cover-Ups Come to Light
A new documentary from Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk delves into the years of ignored sexual abuse of girls and young women by the Olympic doctor Larry Nassar.

New York Times Movies
Jun 23, 2020

Steve Bing, Hollywood Producer and Financier, Is Dead at 55
An heir to a New York real estate fortune, he was involved in a number of popular films. A police official said he had jumped from a high-rise balcony.

New York Times Movies
Jun 23, 2020

Don't Forget That Joel Schumacher Briefly Saved Batman
Schumacher's flash and style may well have rescued the franchise. (And then, two years later, nearly sunk it.)

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Jun 23, 2020

‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers' Review: Inside a Cursed Comedy
This documentary tells the mesmerizing story of a horrendous film shoot and the psychological flotsam left in its wake.

New York Times Movies
Jun 22, 2020

David Guillod, Hollywood Executive, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4 Women
Mr. Guillod, a former talent manager and an executive producer of the film "Atomic Blonde," was charged with 11 felony counts including rape.

New York Times Movies
Jun 22, 2020

David Guillod, Hollywood Executive, Charged With Sexual Assault
Mr. Guillod, a former talent manager and an executive producer of the film "Atomic Blonde," was charged with 11 felony counts including rape, his lawyer said.

New York Times Movies
Jun 22, 2020

Joel Schumacher, Director of ‘St. Elmo's Fire,' Is Dead at 80
That and his other movies, including "The Lost Boys" and "Batman & Robin," were cinematic mileposts of the 1980s and '90s.

New York Times Movies
Jun 22, 2020

‘Lost Bullet' Review: Fast Cars and Quick Fists
This tight French Netflix thriller reminds us how deeply satisfying action can be when you strip it of Hollywood flab.

New York Times Movies
Jun 22, 2020

Golden Globes Nabs Date Oscars Abandoned
The awards show will be held on Feb. 28, a date the Academy Awards abandoned last week because Hollywood has largely been halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Times Movies
Jun 21, 2020

Spike Lee Saved My Life
How lessons from the director's films prepared one moviegoer for a terrifying encounter with the police.

New York Times Movies
Jun 21, 2020

6 Movies That Take Place in a Single Location (Mostly)
With the release of "7500" on Amazon Prime Video, here's a look at a handful of films that create dramatic tension in one space (or outer space).

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

Black Cultural Leaders Make a Unified Call: ‘Value Our Work'
A letter signed by hundreds of artists, writers, film producers and directors, actors and singers demanded that institutions be "active agents" in fighting racism.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

4 Great Sushant Singh Rajput Roles to Stream
In his relatively short career, Rajput rose to leading man. Here are some of his best performances.

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Jun 19, 2020

Ian Holm, Malleable Actor Who Played Lear and a Hobbit, Dies at 88
A character actor who eventually took leading roles, Mr. Holm had a range that went from the sweet-tempered to the psychotic.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

‘You Should Have Left' Review: This Haunted House Is Familiar
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried play parents taking a much-needed break in Wales, only to find their vacation home isn't what it seems.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

Transgender Lives Onscreen: Seen, but Not Always Believable
We asked transgender performers and writers about the depictions that made an impact on them. Their answers were complicated.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

Juilliard's Secret Weapon Keeps Actors on Their Toes
Moni Yakim has taught movement at Juilliard since 1968. A new film captures his impact on scores of actors. "He's not a coddler," says Jessica Chastain.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

Nicole Beharie on ‘Miss Juneteenth' and 'Sleepy Hollow'
The actress is back in a starring role after an ordeal on the Fox drama that began with a serious illness.

New York Times Movies
Jun 19, 2020

‘Feel the Beat' Review: Tough Love in the Dance Studio
A prickly professional dancer becomes a reluctant instructor for a preteen dance troupe in this formulaic dramedy.

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Jun 19, 2020

‘Disclosure' Review: A Transgender Lens on Film and TV History
A Netflix documentary features interviews with Jen Richards, Laverne Cox and others in its look back through the decades at the representation of transgender people on screens.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

How ‘Da 5 Bloods' Takes a Fresh View of Black History
Spike Lee narrates a sequence from his film about African-American soldiers in the Vietnam War.

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Jun 18, 2020

‘Da 5 Bloods' | Anatomy of a Scene
Spike Lee narrates a sequence from his Netflix feature.

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Jun 18, 2020

Denny O'Neil, Writer Who Left His Mark on Batman, Dies at 81
In a long career with both DC and Marvel, Mr. O'Neil became best known for writing superhero comics that addressed social issues.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

New Livestreams: A Rock the Vote Concert and Juneteenth Events
Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

7 Things to Do This Weekend
Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to, and how to celebrate Juneteenth.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater Is Closing
The improv center that influenced Tina Fey and Amy Poehler struggled to pay property taxes in the shutdown. It also faced demands that it be more inclusive.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

‘Babyteeth' Review: Love Means Never Having, Well, You Know
Eliza Scanlen plays a seriously ill high schooler who falls for the wrong guy who turns out to have the right stuff, after all.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

‘Mr. Jones' Review: Bearing Witness to Stalin's Evil
In Agnieszka Holland's historically informed drama, a Welsh journalist travels to 1933 Ukraine, then in the grip of famine.

New York Times Movies
Jun 18, 2020

‘Wasp Network' Review: Fleeing Cuba With Loyalties in Question
Olivier Assayas has created his most mainstream film yet, a spy story replete with double-crosses and romance.

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