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Apr 16, 2021

Four Specials Take Outdoor Comedy in Unexpected Directions
Vir Das, Brian Regan, Erica Rhodes and Ester Steinberg each find new ways to make a virtue out of the necessity of performing al fresco in a pandemic.

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Apr 16, 2021

‘The Father' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Florian Zeller narrates a sequence from his film featuring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams

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Apr 16, 2021

How Anthony Hopkins Inhabits ‘The Father'
The director Florian Zeller narrates a sequence from his Oscar-nominated drama about a man's descent into dementia.

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Apr 16, 2021

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now
Explore future worlds or get lost in a time loop with these options.

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Apr 16, 2021

Gina Prince-Bythewood: Movies Won't Be the Same Without the ArcLight
For the director Gina Prince-Bythewood, seeing her movie premiere there or just a poster for it on display was a sign that her work mattered. News of the closure hit hard.

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Apr 16, 2021

‘Minari' Haunted Me by What It Left Out
The drama dares to show sympathy for an emotionally distant patriarch and his relatively powerless wife — figures familiar to this child of immigrants.

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Apr 16, 2021

‘In the Heights' Will Premiere at the Tribeca Festival
The movie musical is set to play the United Palace in Washington Heights, the neighborhood where the story is set. It will also screen outdoors in all five boroughs.

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Apr 16, 2021

‘Arlo the Alligator Boy' Review: Of Songs and Scales
This hyperactive animated Netflix musical for kids, with messages of empowerment and references to "Midnight Cowboy," has a lot on its plate.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Monday' Review: A Year of Love and Its Hangovers
Fiery physical contact keeps an expat couple together in Greece, and the sex scenes are enough for a half-dozen movies.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘We Broke Up' Review: Breaking Up Is Hard to Watch
A longtime couple tries to keep their fractured relationship a secret during a family wedding in this melancholic romantic comedy.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts' Review: He Made a ‘Pill for the Pain'
Blues, silhouettes, two-dimensional figures at play. This artist created mystical experiences from whatever scraps he could find.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Downstream to Kinshasa' Review: Sisyphean Persistence
Dieudo Hamadi's documentary follows survivors of war as they demand long-overdue government compensation.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Beate' Review: Bad Habits
Factory workers and nuns team up to make lingerie in this half-baked comedy from Italy.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘In the Earth' Review: Grassroots Horror
Ben Wheatley gets back to basics with this horror movie conceived during the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Why Did You Kill Me?' Review: To Catfish a Killer
In this Netflix true crime documentary, murder meets Myspace.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘The Banishing' Review: Choosing My Religion
A haunted English manor serves up incoherent shocks to a young cleric and his family in this Gothic melodrama streaming on Shudder.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Ride or Die' Review: Killing for Love
After upending her life, a woman runs away with her longtime crush in this puzzling Japanese drama.

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Apr 15, 2021

‘Hope' Review: In Sickness and in Health
In this raw Norwegian drama, a cancer diagnosis forces a longstanding couple to face the fissures in their relationship.

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Apr 15, 2021

Movies Survived 2020. The Oscars Diversified. There's More to Do.
At the pandemic Oscars, anything could happen. Here are the lessons from the nominations: The good, the bad and what needs fixing.

New York Times Movies
Apr 14, 2021

‘Pieces of a Woman' Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene
Vanessa Kirby's Oscar-nominated performance involves an extended sequence that these experts say gets some things right — and a few wrong.

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Apr 14, 2021

Red Carpet or Not, Film Festivals Roll On
Fresh leadership and veteran instincts helped keep film festivals running during the pandemic. The leaders of the major festivals speak about how.

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Apr 14, 2021

The 6 Best Speeches of Awards Season So Far
From a pajama-clad Jodie Foster to the teary "Minari" child star Alan S. Kim, they managed to make their acceptance speeches work from home.

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Apr 14, 2021

Oscar Live-Action Shorts: A History
Live-action shorts were once as mainstream as best picture. Now they're treated as afterthoughts. Their history reflects the evolution of Hollywood.

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Apr 13, 2021

‘Our Towns' Review: Across America, Signs of Life
In this companion piece to the book of the same title, James and Deborah Fallows search for revitalization in American cities that had fallen on hard times.

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Apr 13, 2021

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny
A Dutch artist worked with former plantation employees to create a "white cube" that they hope will one day display works returned from European museums.

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Apr 13, 2021

Cinerama Dome in Hollywood Won't Reopen After Pandemic
ArcLight Cinemas owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens, including the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

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Apr 11, 2021

‘Nomadland' Wins Big at Diverse BAFTAs
Four awards went to Chloé Zhao's tale of itinerant Americans, living in vans and rolling through gorgeous landscapes, seeking temporary jobs to eke out an existence.

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Apr 11, 2021

Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58
Her dreamlike "genius" films about figures like Emily Dickinson and Buckminster Fuller hovered between documentary and experimental cinema.

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Apr 10, 2021

Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman to Win Top Directors Guild Award
The "Nomadland" filmmaker is the first woman of color to take the feature-film directing prize. She's now the prohibitive front-runner for the Oscar.

New York Times Movies
Apr 10, 2021

A Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings' Is Unearthed, Epic in Its Own Way
Tolkien fans received an unexpected gift with the rediscovery of an all-but-forgotten 1991 production. They were also left with questions, like "why is Gollum wearing a lettuce on his head?"

New York Times Movies
Apr 09, 2021

James Hampton, Bumbling ‘F Troop' Bugler, Dies at 84
A character actor, he was best known for comedic roles but also appeared in "The China Syndrome" and other dramas.

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Apr 09, 2021

Paul Ritter, British Stage, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 54
A familiar face to British theatergoers, he was also well known for his role as an eccentric father on the popular sitcom "Friday Night Dinner."

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Apr 09, 2021

DMX Songs: Hear 10 Songs That Showed His Range
The gruff, evocative Yonkers rapper was a singular talent in hip-hop. He died on Friday after suffering what his family called "a catastrophic cardiac arrest" a week earlier.

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Apr 09, 2021

DMX's Songs: Hear 10 Songs That Showed His Range
The gruff, evocative Yonkers rapper was a singular talent in hip-hop. He died on Friday after suffering what his family called "a catastrophic cardiac arrest" a week earlier.

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Apr 09, 2021

Horse Riders, a City Street and a History Now Captured on Film
The coming-of-age drama "Concrete Cowboy" is set amid the stables of Philadelphia's Fletcher Street, a hub for Black equestrians for decades.

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Apr 09, 2021

Five International Movies to Stream Right Now
Take a cinematic trip around the world with these fine options.

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Apr 09, 2021

‘Future People' Review: Connected by Biology, Bonded by Love
This documentary chronicles eight years in the lives of a group of children who form a bond after discovering they were conceived by the same sperm donor.

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Apr 09, 2021

‘Thunder Force' Review: Saving Chicago, One Mutant at a Time
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer don superhero suits in this painfully lazy Netflix comedy.

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Apr 08, 2021

40 Acres and a Movie
Disney can't change its problematic past. But can it make a new future with Marvel?

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Apr 08, 2021

Overlooked No More: Granville Redmond, Painter, Actor, Friend
He was known for his California landscapes. Deaf since childhood, he acted with Charlie Chaplin in silent films, an early example of deaf representation in Hollywood.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘Shiva Baby' Review: It's Complicated
The potential land mines of a young woman's life are set to explode simultaneously in this tense comedy from Emma Seligman.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘Moffie' Review: A Bleak Coming-of-Age
This grueling film about the South African military going to war with Angola is replete with vicious, stark depictions of racism and homophobia.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘The Tunnel' Review: Fire in the Hole
Painfully cliché but sufficiently diverting, this is the latest in a string of disaster movies from Norway.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘The Power' Review: Night Terrors During a London Blackout
The writer and director Corinna Faith doesn't wait for the lights to dim to unleash a creaky, eerie atmosphere.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘Slalom' Review: First, Abuse, Then a Steep Downhill
This French drama from Charlène Favier presents a sensitive and discomforting view of sexual abuse within alpine sports.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘Voyagers' Review: In Space, Everyone Can Hear You Scream
Emotional anarchy derails a space mission in this insipid sci-fi drama.

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Apr 08, 2021

‘Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache' Review: Beyond Belief
In this drama from Khyentse Norbu, a Kathmandu entrepreneur searches for spiritual enlightenment after receiving unnerving visions.

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Apr 07, 2021

Hollywood Actor Charged With Running Film-Distribution Ponzi Scheme
Zach Avery convinced clients, to the tune of $227 million, that he had a deal with HBO and Netflix that would help net them speedy 35 percent returns, the S.E.C. said.

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Apr 07, 2021

Zach Avery Charged With Running Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme
Zach Avery convinced clients, to the tune of $227 million, that he had a deal with HBO and Netflix that would help net them speedy 35 percent returns, the S.E.C. said.

New York Times Movies
Apr 07, 2021

Will People of Color Win All Four Acting Oscars This Year?
Plenty of Academy Awards history could be made at this year's ceremony, especially if the SAG Award winners repeat. Here are some records that could fall.

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Apr 07, 2021

Watch These 11 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in April
These movies and TV shows are leaving U.S. Netflix by the end of the month. Stream them while you can.

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Apr 07, 2021

From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity
The new film "Moffie" examines the brainwashing of a generation of white men in the twilight of the apartheid regime.

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Apr 06, 2021

The Many Selves of Alfred Hitchcock, Phobias, Fetishes and All
In showing several different sides of the filmmaker, some of them contradictory, Edward White's "The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock" captures him in full.

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Apr 06, 2021

‘Giants Being Lonely' Review: Indie Filmmaking Being Twee
The feature-directing debut of the artist Grear Patterson paints a hazy picture of adolescence.

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Apr 05, 2021

In ‘Exterminate All the Brutes,' Raoul Peck Takes Aim at White Supremacy
After the success of "I Am Not Your Negro," HBO gave Peck carte blanche for his next big project. What resulted is a sweeping meditation on colonialism and the nature of truth itself.

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Apr 04, 2021

SAG Awards Go to ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,' Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis
Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn took supporting actor honors. On the TV side, "The Crown" and "Schitt's Creek" won top honors.

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Apr 04, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong' Roars at the Box Office With $48.5 Million
Even though it was streaming at the same time, moviegoers flocked to theaters. But with caps on seating capacity, analysts said, the take was about half of what was normal.

New York Times Movies
Apr 02, 2021

Yuh-Jung Youn Never Dreamed of Acting. Now She's an Oscar Nominee for ‘Minari.'
The veteran Korean star Yuh-Jung Youn has had a thriving career for five decades — all because of a choice she made when she failed her college entrance exam.

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Apr 02, 2021

Stream These 5 Chilling New Horror Movies
Looking for some big scares, but overwhelmed by choices? We have picks for you.

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Apr 02, 2021

Watch an Underwater Brawl in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong'
The director Adam Wingard narrates the sequence where the big ape and the giant lizard first spar in the film.

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Apr 02, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong' | Anatomy of a Scene
Adam Wingard narrates the scene where Godzilla and Kong first spar.

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Apr 02, 2021

Review: ‘Hemingway' Is a Big Two-Hearted Reconsideration
Ken Burns's latest documentary, premiering Monday on PBS, traces the complicated connections between the person, the persona and the stories

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Apr 02, 2021

Beyond WandaVision and Justice League: Superhero Streaming for Every Taste
Even if Avengers and Justice Leagues leave you cold, there's probably some superpowered champion out there for you. Here's a guide to the best nontraditional superhero stories available to stream.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Malmkrog' Review: Now You're Talking
Welcome to a three-hour, multilingual 19th-century house party, organized by the Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu.

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Apr 01, 2021

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in April
Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of April's most promising new titles.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘The 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films' Review: Major Issues in Brief
From social justice themes to stories about grief and reckoning with the past, this year's nominated shorts get serious.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘The Unholy' Review: ‘There's Something About Mary'
Miraculous acts or evil deeds? This tame, trite horror movie has a familiar answer.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Roe v. Wade' Review: A Physician's Change of Heart
This hammy period drama tells the story of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a pioneering abortion provider who later became an anti-abortion campaigner.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Every Breath You Take' Review: The Therapist as Trauma Victim
Casey Affleck plays a vaunted psychiatrist whose life and career are derailed after he boasts about a miraculous new technique, which then fails tragically.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘The Human Voice' Review: Almodóvar Meets Cocteau Meets Swinton
The first English-language film from the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar stars Tilda Swinton and adapts Jean Cocteau to sublime results.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘WeWork' Review: The Sharing Economy or a Shared Delusion?
This documentary on the workspace start-up is a fast-paced, entertaining saga of relentless self-selling and a curious corporate culture.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Malni — Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore' Review: Embracing Our Ghosts
This ethereal experimental documentary by Sky Hopinka is an essential portrait of contemporary Indigenous life.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Concrete Cowboy' Review: Acquiring Horse Sense on the Philly Streets
Idris Elba leads us through the long-buried heritage of America's Black cowboys, manifested in their modern-day urban descendants.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition' Review: Ice, Ice, Baby
This overstuffed trek through the chilly life of the famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen is a handsome snooze.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection' Review: Bringing Out the Dead
In this drama, a widow rises out of grief to protest a threat to her village.

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Apr 01, 2021

‘The Man Who Sold His Skin' Review: The Artwork Has Legs
In this Oscar-nominated film, a Syrian refugee agrees to become a piece of art in exchange for passage to Europe.

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Mar 31, 2021

Is Livestreamed Stand-Up Here to Stay?
Two online business models see a future post-pandemic, but success might depend on cooperating with actual clubs.

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Mar 31, 2021

Film Forum Is Reopening With a Classic: Fellini's ‘La Strada'
The newly restored masterpiece, about an itinerant clown, is part of the Manhattan movie theater's in-person lineup.

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Mar 31, 2021

How ‘Sound of Metal' Star Paul Raci Went From Day Jobs to Oscar Nominee
After decades of struggle, the 72-year-old actor finally found his breakthrough playing a deaf Vietnam vet with addiction issues — a role with parallels to his own life.

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Mar 31, 2021

Since the Oscar-Nominated ‘Collective,' Much and Little Has Changed
The documentary revisits a deadly 2015 fire that brought down the Romanian government and exposed the catastrophic health care system. But not all the troubles are in the past.

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Mar 31, 2021

Godzilla, Kong, Predator, Jason: Everybody Fight!
Franchise movie crossovers have a rich history of pitting adversary against adversary. Here's a guide to some of those battles.

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Mar 30, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong' Review: Let's You and Him Fight
Ape and lizard go toe-to-toe, with a cast of talented humans to comment on the action.

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Mar 30, 2021

‘The Place That Makes Us' Review: Rebuilding, Brick by Brick
This documentary offers a brief look at a handful of people trying to revitalize Youngstown, Ohio.

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Mar 30, 2021

When King Kong Accidentally Met Godzilla
The 1962 monster matchup was supposed to pit the big ape against Frankenstein's monster. A rights issue cropped up, Toho got involved and the rest is history.

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Mar 30, 2021

A French Monument Remains Every Bit as Grand on Film
The Palais Garnier, which inspired the first "Phantom" in 1910, is silent at the moment, but it continues to hold the imagination.

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Mar 26, 2021

‘Kid 90' and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy
A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of "Punky Brewster," and a reunion of "The Real World" remind us that Gen X didn't curate themselves for mass consumption.

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Mar 26, 2021

40 Years of Michael Mann. 11 Great Movie Moments.
To celebrate four decades of intense moviemaking, we asked writers to share their favorite scenes from the director's career.

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Mar 26, 2021

Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84
In "Lonesome Dove," "The Last Picture Show" and dozens more novels and screenplays, he offered unromantic depictions of a long mythologized region.

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Mar 26, 2021

Watch a Family Build a New Life in America in ‘Minari'
Lee Isaac Chung narrates an early scene from his Oscar-nominated film about Korean immigrants who move to rural Arkansas.

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Mar 26, 2021

‘A Week Away' Review: Summer of Salvation
A wayward teenager is sent to a Christian camp in this Netflix musical.

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Mar 26, 2021

‘Minari' | Anatomy of a Scene
The writer and director Lee Isaac Chung narrates a sequence from his film featuring Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Noel Kate Cho and Alan Kim.

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Mar 25, 2021

Bertrand Tavernier, 79, French Director With Wide Appeal, Dies
He was a regular on the world's film festival circuit with movies like "Death Watch," a science-fiction thriller, and "'Round Midnight," about a jazz musician.

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Mar 25, 2021

Inside Husavik's Oscar Bid for a 'Eurovision Song Contest' Film Anthem
First Husavik was the setting for the Netflix film "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." Now, a song named after the town is up for an Oscar.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Six Minutes to Midnight' Review: A Finishing School for the Nazi Elite
In this suspense thriller set in the 1930s, Judi Dench and Eddie Izzard are stalwart Brits at a sinister girl's school in England.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad' Review: Harrowing Home Videos
The documentary is a unique record of the abduction that inspired the Hollywood thriller "Proof of Life."

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Francesco' Review: The Pope, Up Close, but Not That Close
The new documentary on Pope Francis is a missed opportunity to demystify elements of the papacy.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Tina' Review: A Music Icon Looks Back With Grace
The documentary about Tina Turner, who is now in her 80s, is not just a summing up of her life, but a kind of farewell.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Senior Moment' Review: A Romance That Wouldn't Hurt a Flea
This Giorgio Serafini movie takes us to a retirement center, a drag race and the DMV, not to mention a dizzying encounter on public transportation.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Shoplifters of the World' Review: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Four friends process the breakup of their musical idols, The Smiths, in this gentle tale of teenage self-discovery.

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Mar 25, 2021

‘Violation' Review: The Trauma of Vengeance
In this thriller, a woman exacts revenge against those who betrayed her and soon discovers the cost of answering violence with more violence.

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