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New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, Champion of New Black Cinema, Dies at 89
A fertile creative force, he wrote fiction and musicals but is best known for a breakthrough movie that heralded the genre known as blaxploitation.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

‘The Village Detective: A Song Cycle' Review: Soviet Film Hero Emerges
Bill Morrison, the poet laureate of lost films, turns the story of footage found near Iceland into a history of a slice of Soviet cinema.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

Balanchine, the Teacher: ‘I Pushed Everybody'
He used to say he would be remembered more for his teaching than his ballets. The film "In Balanchine's Classroom" provides a glimpse of that.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Fauci, Movie Star
"Fauci," a new documentary, follows his work in two health crises: AIDS and the coronavirus pandemic. He agreed to participate as long as it didn't interfere with his work.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

‘Undine,' ‘My Zoe' and More Offbeat Streaming Gems
From slasher musicals to water nymph dramas, we recommend a number of unusual films to breathe new life into your streaming routine.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

‘Intrusion' Review: We're All Trying to Find the Guy Who Did This
This domestic thriller from Netflix is painfully dumb and laughably obvious.

New York Times Movies
Sep 22, 2021

Michael Gandolfini and the Riddle of Tony Soprano
In "The Many Saints of Newark," James Gandolfini's son takes on his father's iconic role. But knowing his dad hardly prepared him for the work ahead.

New York Times Movies
Sep 21, 2021

Saadi Yacef, ‘Battle of Algiers' Catalyst and Actor, Dies at 93
At the center of the Algerian effort to throw off French rule, he re-created that role in Gillo Pontecorvo's searing 1966 movie, based on a book by Mr. Yacef.

New York Times Movies
Sep 21, 2021

Lena Waithe, Gillian Flynn to Become Book Publishers With Zando
The two women are joining Zando, an independent publishing company founded last year that plans to work with authors and sell books in unconventional ways.

New York Times Movies
Sep 21, 2021

Lena Waithe, Gillian Flynn to Start Book Imprints
The two women are joining Zando, an independent publishing company founded last year that plans to work with authors and sell books in unconventional ways.

New York Times Movies
Sep 21, 2021

A Hollywood Producer and a Master of Adaptation
"That's my skill," said Bruna Papandrea, who teamed with Reese Witherspoon on hits like "Wild" and "Gone Girl." She now has her own company providing shows and movies to a number of streaming services.

New York Times Movies
Sep 20, 2021

Anthony Johnson, Actor Known for ‘Friday,' Dies at 55
Mr. Johnson, whose other film credits include "House Party" and "Menace II Society," died on Sept. 6, his agent said.

New York Times Movies
Sep 20, 2021

How the Cast Members of ‘Dear Evan Hansen' Found Their Voices
Some stars of the movie musical, like Ben Platt and Amy Adams, were ready and eager to sing. Others, like Julianne Moore, got there eventually.

New York Times Movies
Sep 19, 2021

"Dune": quid des Oscars et d'une deuxième partie?
Notre critique évalue les chances et les attentes du film à l'approche de la saison des grands prix de cinéma. Aux USA, le film sort le mois prochain à la fois en salle et en streaming.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

An Eerie, Thrilling Trip to the Toronto International Film Festival
With theaters at 50 percent capacity, our critic found herself somewhat isolated as she took in highlights like "The Tsugua Diaries" and "Hold Your Fire."

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

Tom Cruise Talks to SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronauts in Orbit
The movie star may have his own ambitions of traveling to orbit one day.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

‘Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Review: Drag Queen Dreams
Despite its clichés, this musical about an aspiring teenage drag queen is a charmer.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

Five Horror Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include a home-sharing horror comedy, a slow-burn study of a nightmarish friendship and a love letter to scary drag queens.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

Watch Jessica Chastain Take a Stand in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye'
The director Michael Showalter narrates a sequence featuring the actress as Tammy Faye Bakker and Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Michael Showalter narrates a scene from his film featuring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

New Fall Movies 2021: Here Are More Than 125 Coming Soon
Look for would-be blockbusters ("Dune," "No Time to Die"), art-house hopefuls ("Spencer," "Flee") and everything in between ("The Many Saints of Newark").

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

How Jessica Chastain Became Tammy Faye
To transform the actress into the title televangelist of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," it took a little faith and a lot of artists.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

'The Many Saints of Newark': A Guide to the ‘Sopranos' Family Tree
A guide to the many mobsters of "The Many Saints of Newark" and how they prefigure the characters in the beloved series about New Jersey wiseguys.

New York Times Movies
Sep 17, 2021

Why 'Shang-Chi' Isn't a Hit in China
Marvel's first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

Jane Powell, Hollywood's Girl Next Door, Is Dead at 92
Typecast from the outset, she was a star of movie musicals before she was out of her teens. But her big-screen career peaked when she was in her 20s.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

Joan Washington, Dialect Coach to the Stars, Dies at 74
She taught Barbra Streisand, Penélope Cruz and countless other performers how to sound like someone else.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Saint-Narcisse' Review: A Classic Romance Between Twin Flames
In this Bruce LaBruce melodrama, two twins, both alike in indecency, fall in love.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘In Balanchine's Classroom' Review: Teaching the Ineffable
Former ballet dancers grasp at words to describe the genius of George Balanchine in this charming documentary.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Little Girl' Review: Growing Up and Seeking Peace
This sensitive documentary by the French filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz naturalistically explores the struggles of a 7-year-old transgender girl.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

Max Harwood Steps Up in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'
Max Harwood, making his professional debut with the movie musical "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," has "this kind of magic about him."

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye' Review: Fall From Grace
Tammy Faye Bakker gets the celebrity biopic treatment in a new movie starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘My Name Is Pauli Murray' Review: Ahead of the Times
The pioneering legal thinker influenced Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But this documentary by the filmmakers behind "RBG" misses the mark.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Los Últimos Frikis' Review: Keep On Rocking in Cuba
The hook of this documentary is the spectacle of a revolutionary government that can't abide the rebellion of rock without bureaucratic oversight.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Savior for Sale: Da Vinci's Lost Masterpiece?' Review: Doubling Down
The story of how an obscure painting that was sold for $450 million at Christie's in 2017 is maybe too good not to tell twice.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Prisoners of the Ghostland' Review: Going Nuclear
If the combination of Nicolas Cage and the director Sion Sono suggests a special kind of lunacy, this sunbaked samurai western more than delivers.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘The Mad Women's Ball' Review: A Shock Within the System
The French actor-director Mélanie Laurent delivers a feminist melodrama about the abuses of a Paris hospital in the 19th century.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘The Nowhere Inn' Review: Personalities, Disordered
This meta exercise, starring and written by St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein, proves its point by not having a point.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Wife of a Spy' Review: Trust or Fear in Love and War?
In this latest work by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a Japanese couple's relationship is shaped by the forces of churning nationalism that surround it.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Cry Macho' Review: The Good, the Bad and the Poultry
In his latest film, Clint Eastwood drives across Mexico with a troubled young man and a combative rooster.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘I Am Not Alone' Review: Looking Back on an Uprising
This documentary offers a play-by-play account of nonviolent protests that shook up politics in Armenia in 2018.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

‘Blue Bayou' Review: No Direction Home
Justin Chon's immigration melodrama counters its soggy storytelling with deeply felt performances.

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

Ben Platt Isn't the Oldest Adult to Play a Teenager Onscreen
Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?

New York Times Movies
Sep 16, 2021

Andrew Garfield Can't Remember Who He Was Before ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!'
In the movie musical, Garfield plays the creator of "Rent," who died unexpectedly at 35. Making the film helped Garfield process a death in his own life.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

Pauli Murray Should Be a Household Name. A New Film Shows Why.
The lawyer, activist and minister made prescient arguments on gender, race and equality that influenced Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

‘Nightbooks' Review: A Fairy Tale Horror Fit for Kids
Genuine scares elevate this modern take on Hansel and Gretel, which follows a bright boy who is held captive in an evil witch's apartment.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

'The Harder They Fall': Black Westerns Enter a New Era
The genre dates back decades, when the films were made for segregated audiences. "The Harder They Fall" nods to the past but takes a new attitude altogether.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

Here's Why Norm Macdonald Was Comedy Royalty. It's Not ‘S.N.L.'
He may have been best known for his work on "Saturday Night Live," but he should be really remembered for decades of club sets and you-can't-miss-this clips.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

Halle Berry's New Film, 'Bruised,' Lets Her Assert Control
In many ways, her new film "Bruised" lets her assert control over how she appears onscreen. But first she had to win the job.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

Black Westerns Enter a New Era
The genre dates back decades, when the films were made for segregated audiences. "The Harder They Fall" nods to the past but takes a new attitude altogether.

New York Times Movies
Sep 15, 2021

Lauren Ridloff, MCU's First Deaf Hero in 'Eternals,' on Her Superpower
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn't fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness.

New York Times Movies
Sep 14, 2021

Our Film Critics Discuss the Future of Movies
Taking a look at the new season in the new abnormal, while remembering the lessons of cinema history. Are we on the cusp of a new era or will this too pass?

New York Times Movies
Sep 14, 2021

Our Film Critics Discuss the Future of Movie
Our chief film critics look at the new season in the new abnormal, while remembering the lessons of cinema history. Are we on the cusp of a new era or will this too pass?

New York Times Movies
Sep 14, 2021

Are the Movies Back? Our Critics Weigh In.
Our chief film critics look at the new season in the new abnormal, while remembering the lessons of cinema history. Are we on the cusp of a new era or will this too pass?

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

Art Metrano, Actor and Comic Once Felled by an Accident, Dies at 84
He had built a career in stand-up comedy and in film and TV, but a fall from a ladder left him with a personal struggle.

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

Kaycee Moore, Actress in Black Directors' Seminal Films, Dies at 77
She explored her characters' inner lives in movies like "Killer of Sheep" and "Bless Their Little Hearts," independent works that grew out of the L.A. Rebellion movement.

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

Head of Paramount Pictures is ousted as ViacomCBS focuses on streaming.
James N. Gianopulos, or "Jim G" as he is known in Hollywood, will be replaced by Brian Robbins, who oversees Nickelodeon.

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

‘Beetlejuice' Will Return to Broadway in April
It was pushed out of the Winter Garden to make way for "The Music Man." Now this fan-favorite musical is getting a second life at the Marriott Marquis.

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

When Matt and Ben Met Nicole: How They Came to Write ‘The Last Duel'
For their first writing reunion since "Good Will Hunting," Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborated with the writer-director Nicole Holofcener on a period drama.

New York Times Movies
Sep 13, 2021

How 'The French Dispatch' Took Over a French Town
For "The French Dispatch," the filmmakers set up shop in a real French city to create the setting for the movie's fictional one.

New York Times Movies
Sep 12, 2021

At the Venice Film Festival, Women Are the Focal Points of Several Movies
Films by or about women stood out at this year's Venice International Film Festival, though they represented only a fraction of the titles showcased.

New York Times Movies
Sep 12, 2021

Nino Castelnuovo, ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' Star, Dies at 84
Mr. Castelnuovo, who brought an incandescent charm to the screen, became famous during a golden age of Italian cinema. But his breakthrough role was in a French film.

New York Times Movies
Sep 11, 2021

For a Fractured Israel, a Film Offers Ominous Lessons From Ancient Past
An animated epic depicting a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago is being seen as a warning in a deeply divided country.

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

A New Podcast Rekindles a Box-Office Bomb
Julie Salamon, the author of a 1991 book about the filming of "The Bonfire of the Vanities," returns to Hollywood history — and her own.

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

There's Always Been More to Kirsten Dunst
A former child star and ingénue, she has come into her own as a chronicler of despair. Will "The Power of the Dog" cap her career reinvention?

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

‘Malignant' Review: Womb for Improvement
James Wan's horror throwback follows a young woman with a mysterious connection to a brutal killer.

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

Stream These Five Action Films Now
This month's picks include a character prone to violent outbursts, a heist thriller and more.

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

‘25th Hour': The Best 9/11 Movie Was Always About New York
While other directors edited out the twin towers from movies at the time, Spike Lee worked the tragedy into a story originally about other things.

New York Times Movies
Sep 10, 2021

‘Come From Away' Review: Looking for Light in Somber Times
The filmed version of this Broadway musical lands on Apple TV to deliver hope and kindness.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Fauci' Review: The First Pandemic That Shaped the Good Doc
This documentary underscores the hard-fought lessons the immunologist learned during the AIDS pandemic. Many shape his resolve now.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘The Card Counter' Review: A Gambler's Existential Solitaire
Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe star in the latest head trip from Paul Schrader, a story about betting on life.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Language Lessons' Review: Who's Zooming Who?
Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass play a teacher and student in this found-footage story of a long-distance friendship.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Azor' Review: A World on Fire, Discreetly
In this low-key shocker set in Argentina in 1980, a Swiss banker travels through a world that he doesn't seem to know is ablaze.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' Dies at 94
He won an Emmy for his role on the TV series "Room 222" and played other many characters over the years before becoming known as the hit film's patriarch.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Small Engine Repair' Review: Of Mechanics and Men
John Pollono directs and stars in an adaptation of his play that adds depth to the original text but also struggles in its translation from stage to screen.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘The Alpinist' Review: Dizzying Heights
This documentary tries to shed light on the attitude of a Canadian rock climber it describes as "elusive."

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Fire Music' Review: An Impassioned Case for Free Jazz
The beautiful souls that created free jazz — including Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry and Carla Bley — light up this new documentary from Tom Surgal.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Dogs' Review: Fish Out of Water
A city boy inherits land used by the Mafia in this unoriginal neo-western crime thriller from Romania.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Kate' Review: Lost in Assassination
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a vengeful contract killer in this predictable thriller.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘The Capote Tapes' Review: New Narratives and Unanswered Prayers
This documentary adds some material to the tragic tale of a great American writer, but also teases at what it can't deliver.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘No Responders Left Behind' Review: Heroes Need Heroes Too
John Feal works tirelessly as an advocate for rescuers injured or sickened in the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and their aftermath.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Queenpins' Review: Suburban Scammers
Two cash-strapped neighbors devise a multimillion-dollar coupon swindle in this mildly entertaining comedy.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Dating & New York' Review: Texts and the City
A winning cast helps sell a too-familiar premise about commitment-phobic millennials.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

‘Muhammad Ali' Docuseries From Ken Burns Is a Sweeping Portrait
A new four-part documentary series by Ken Burns paints a sweeping portrait of a man whose life intersected with many of modern America's most profound changes.

New York Times Movies
Sep 09, 2021

Princess Diana and Michael Jackson Anchor New Biographical Musicals
In new musicals about Princess Diana, Cary Grant and Michael Jackson actors get a chance to embody icons while spotlighting their individual talents.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

Michael Constantine, Dad in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' Dies at 94
He won an Emmy for his role in the TV series "Room 222" and played many characters over the years before becoming known as the hit film's patriarch.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

AMC bets $25 million that Nicole Kidman can coax viewers back to theaters.
AMC's chief executive, who started his career as a marketer, is trying to revive cinema attendance with a campaign that leans on glitz.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

Venice Film Festival: Tim Blake Nelson Gets the Lead. Someone Send Him a Tux.
The veteran character may have been featured in Coen brothers movies, but for a small western, he's the one who is working hard to get it seen.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

Where to Stream Jean-Paul Belmondo's Best Performances
Whether he was doing his own stunts in action films or being nonchalant in literary adaptations, the actor was magnetic.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

Whether Dancing or Still, the Body in ‘Ema' Tells the Story
In Pablo Larraín's unsettling film, Mariana Di Girolamo stars as a dancer who finds freedom through reggaeton dance.

New York Times Movies
Sep 08, 2021

‘The Contender' Lit Me on Fire. Now It's a Cringe Factory.
A movie about a female senator navigating a sex scandal felt revolutionary when a writer saw it in 2000. But its stab at feminism feels clumsy now.

New York Times Movies
Sep 07, 2021

Mark Duplass Can't Get Enough of ‘Rocky II'
The filmmaker and star of "Language Lessons" discusses his teenage education in indie cinema and the screenwriting lessons in "Waiting For Godot."

New York Times Movies
Sep 06, 2021

At the Telluride Film Festival, Both Magic and Normalcy
In movies as different as "King Richard," about Venus and Serena Williams's father, and "Petite Maman," filmmakers can't stop thinking about children.

New York Times Movies
Sep 06, 2021

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Magnetic Star of the French New Wave, Dies at 88
He was compared to Marlon Brando and James Dean for his acclaimed portrayals of tough, alienated characters, most memorably in Godard's "Breathless."

New York Times Movies
Sep 06, 2021

Venice Film Festival: Elena Ferrante, Olivia Colman and Resort Horror
"The Lost Daughter," like "The White Lotus" and "Nine Perfect Strangers," takes its characters on vacation but they're hardly getting away.

New York Times Movies
Sep 05, 2021

The Next Act for Marcel the Shell (and Jenny Slate)
The internet's favorite mollusk is the subject of a new film. In the process of making it, she realized, "I was doing something that actually was very personal."

New York Times Movies
Sep 03, 2021

Movie Fans Repeated ‘Candyman.' But Not the Name of Its Director.
Bernard Rose followed up his 1992 horror classic with a Beethoven biopic and four Tolstoy adaptations. Will the new sequel give him another shot?

New York Times Movies
Sep 03, 2021

Venice Film Festival: ‘Dune' Leaves Us With 3 Big Questions
After watching the world premiere, our columnist has a better idea of the risks and expectations as the film heads to the box office and awards season.

New York Times Movies
Sep 03, 2021

Five Science-Fiction Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks deal more with inner turmoil and isolation than space exploration.

New York Times Movies
Sep 03, 2021

Venice Film Festival: How Does Kristen Stewart Play Princess Diana?
The star of "Spencer" may be one of the few actresses with an inkling of what it's like to be so often hounded by the paparazzi.

New York Times Movies
Sep 03, 2021

‘Cinderella' Review: A Girlboss in Glass Slippers
Camila Cabello stars in this musical reimagining of the fairy tale, which centers on an orphaned maiden who yearns not for true love but for corporate success as a dressmaker.

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