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New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2020

‘Hillbilly Elegy' Review: I Remember Mamaw
Glenn Close and Amy Adams star in Ron Howard's Hollywoodized version of J.D. Vance's best seller.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2020

‘Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square' Review: Holiday Winks
Netflix's peppy holiday musical has a campy streak and original songs by the country star, who plays a homeless angel with lessons for the town Scrooge.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2020

A Film Festival in Poland Feted His Work. Now He May Face Prison There.
Matty Libatique, the celebrated, Oscar-nominated cinematographer, is to be tried in February on charges he assaulted a paramedic who responded when he collapsed at a Polish hotel.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2020

Offbeat Streaming: ‘Knock Knock,' ‘John Lewis' and ‘Sleight'
If you are looking for something off the radar to watch, try these suggestions.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2020

‘Shawn Mendes: In Wonder' Review: A Skin-Deep Portrait
This Netflix documentary wants so much to be a humanizing look at Mendes, but it doesn't crack his polished pop-idol veneer.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2020

John Belushi in Focus: What a New Film Gets Right and What It Misses
After Bob Woodward's "Wired" focused too much on the comic's death, this documentary looks fondly at the star's life. But his comic genius deserves more.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2020

Hollywood's ‘We're Not in Kansas Anymore' Moment
The announcement that "Wonder Woman 1984" will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry's business model.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2020

Seasonal Movies
As the cold weather descends, warm your heart with a sports movie or get your blood pumping with suspenseful thrillers.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

Nelly Kaplan, Whose Films Explored Female Strength, Dies at 89
An Argentine who relocated to France, she drew acclaim with "A Very Curious Girl" and other films about female characters who empowered themselves.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

Tracey Davis, Chronicler of Ups and Downs With Her Famous Father, Dies at 59
In two books, she described Sammy Davis Jr.'s negligent parenting but also celebrated the intimate moments she shared with him toward the end of his life.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

‘Belushi' Review: A Comic in Full
R.J. Cutler's biographical documentary about the comedy legend hits home hardest as a kind of love story, thanks to candid letters and audio interviews with colleagues.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee, Globally Acclaimed Indian Film Star, Dies at 85
His roles in classic movies directed by Satyajit Ray won him admiration from cinephiles and made him a hero to his fellow Bengalis.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

With ‘Sylvie's Love,' Eugene Ashe Returns With a Big Hollywood Romance
For his second feature, Ashe, the writer and director of the Amazon film, was influenced by the photographer Gordon Parks and the singer Nancy Wilson.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

Watch a Harrowing Escape in ‘Run'
The director Aneesh Chaganty narrates a sequence featuring Kiera Allen, who plays a wheelchair-using teenager with a secretive mother.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

Kiera Allen of ‘Run' on Upending Disability Stereotypes
"This is one of the best representations of a disabled character I've ever seen," Allen said.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

‘The Real Right Stuff' Review: A Movie Still Waiting for Liftoff
This Disney space race documentary is a bland chronology of successful launches and minor mishaps.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2020

‘Run' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Aneesh Chaganty narrates an escape sequence from his film, featuring Kiera Allen.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute
Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Belushi' Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona
The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of "Animal House," "The Blues Brothers" and "S.N.L.," beyond the stunts and hard partying.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

A Canadian Town Is a Festive Anywhere, U.S.A., Onscreen
With its mix of 19th-century historic buildings and a '50s diner, Almonte in Ontario has been the go-to location for holiday movies set in Vermont, Alaska and even Milwaukee.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Collective' Review: When Tragedy Consumes a Nation
The shocking Romanian documentary "Collective" revisits a 2015 fire that killed scores of people and brought down the government.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Mangrove' Review: A Restaurant's Radicalism
The first episode in Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" anthology dramatizes protest and police brutality in 1960s London.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Soros' Review: A Philanthropist in the Spotlight
This documentary on the Holocaust survivor and successful investor isn't an objective portrait and doesn't aspire to be.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Team Marco' Review: Bocce Will Save Our Youth
An obnoxious youth is taught the ways of the bocce court in this Staten Island family drama from Julio Vincent Gambuto.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Vanguard' Review: Jackie Chan, More Avuncular Than Action This Time
Playing a chief executive, Chan mostly observes rather than takes part in this movie's death-defying stunts.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘The Last Vermeer' Review: A Lost Masterpiece Is Only the Beginning
The Danish actor Claes Bang plays an army officer in the aftermath of World War II, investigating paintings that have fallen into Nazi hands.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again' Review: A Who's Who of Hudgens
A holiday game of musical thrones keeps Vanessa Hudgens whirling through costumes and accents.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Sound of Metal' Review: When the Music Stops, the Healing Begins
Riz Ahmed is touchingly credible as a musician who loses his hearing in this unusual drama.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘The Twentieth Century' Review: The Great Weird North
In Matthew Rankin's visually exuberant film, a candidate for prime minister copes with fascism and fetishism in a bizarro-world version of Canada's past.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Run' Review: Bad Medicine
Sarah Paulson plays a menacing parent in this enjoyably ludicrous thriller.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

‘Embattled' Review: Hitting Back
This macho drama concerns a mixed martial arts fighter and the son he continues to abuse — in the cage.

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

Anthony Hopkins Makes It Look Simple. (And Maybe It Should Be.)
In the dementia drama "The Father," the 82-year-old actor turns in a career-capping performance and yet claims, "No acting required."

New York Times Movies
Nov 19, 2020

David Fincher's Impossible Eye
With ‘Mank,' America's most famously exacting director tackles the movie he's been waiting his entire career to make.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

Spike Lee's Next Project: A Viagra Musical
Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

‘Born to Be' Review: A Compassionate Doctor Changing Lives
This documentary follows Dr. Jess Ting in his work at Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

‘Crazy, Not Insane' Review: Inside the Criminal Mind
In this Alex Gibney documentary, the psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has spent decades studying the pathology of violence, explains what makes people murder.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

‘Cemetery' Review: Elephant Walk
In this immersive experimental film, an elephant and his guardian take a dangerous jungle journey.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

The Best Films and TV Shows to Stream Over the Holidays
Hollywood history ("Mank"), jazz ("Soul") and romance ("Happiest Season") all have a chance to shine in your living room as the year comes to an end.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2020

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Together 37 years but rarely paired onscreen, the real-life couple's new Netflix holiday movie is an indication of how they — and Hollywood — have changed.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

‘Ainu Mosir' Review: A Crisis of Cultural Identity
This quietly observed drama follows a teenager living in a community of Ainu people in Hokkaido, Japan struggling to preserve their culture.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

‘69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez' Review: A SoundCloud-Rap Rat
The rise and fall of the provocative rapper Tekashi69 is chronicled in this Hulu documentary.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

'Harry Potter' Fans on TikTok Are Editing Themselves Into the Movies
On TikTok, Gen Z "Harry Potter" fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

‘Harry Potter' and the Prisoners of Quarantine
On TikTok, Gen Z "Harry Potter" fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

10 French Movies Set in Paris to Transport You There
With trans-Atlantic travel all but suspended, the closest you can get to Paris may be onscreen. These movies will take you there.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers
"The Witches," a film in which Anne Hathaway's character has disfigured hands, has resurfaced the debate over depicting evil as disabled.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2020

10 French Movies That Can Transport You to Paris
With trans-Atlantic travel all but suspended, the closest you can get to Paris may be onscreen. These movies will take you there.

New York Times Movies
Nov 16, 2020

Academy Museum Gives Debbie Reynolds Her Due as a Costume Conservator
When the "Singin' in the Rain" actress was alive, the film academy turned up its nose at her fabled costume collection. Now it has gone to her son with hat in hand.

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

Stars and Co-Writers of 'The Climb' Are Best Friends in Real Life
The stars and co-writers of "The Climb," Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, are best pals in real life. What was it like to make a bromance involving betrayal?

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

‘Jingle Jangle' | Anatomy of a Scene
The writer and director David E. Talbert narrates a musical sequence from his film featuring Forest Whitaker and Lisa Davina Phillip.

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

Watch a Soulful Musical Performance in ‘Jingle Jangle'
The writer and director David E. Talbert narrates a sequence from his film starring Forest Whitaker and featuring Lisa Davina Phillip.

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

Sophia Loren Returns in Her Son's Netflix Film 'The Life Ahead'
The star, now 86, was looking for a personal connection to a script. Then along came her director son and the Netflix drama "The Life Ahead."

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

Sophia Loren Makes Her Return to Film: ‘I'm a Perfectionist'
The star, now 86, was looking for a personal connection to a script. Then along came her director son and the Netflix drama "The Life Ahead."

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

Friends Forever, Filmmakers for Now
The stars and co-writers of "The Climb," Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, are best pals in real life. What was it like to make a bromance involving betrayal?

New York Times Movies
Nov 13, 2020

‘Come Away' Review: Escaping Grief Through Fantasy
David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie play grieving parents in a dreary melodrama that imagines Peter Pan and Alice (of Wonderland) as siblings.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

Disney Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage
The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park because of the pandemic, but investors don't seem to care at the moment.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘The Climb' Review: The Dudes Abide
Two friends face the challenges of adulthood and the treachery of women in this empty, energetic bromance.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Jingle Jangle' Review: Dancing Through the Snow
This Netflix holiday movie offers energetic sequences, charming music and a delightful cast.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Dreamland' Review: Bang Bang, Blah Blah
In this 1930s drama, Margot Robbie plays a bank robber who finds an unlikely partner in crime in Finn Cole's teenage dreamer.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

A Postmodern Period Piece From a Cinema Titan
Different planes of existence overlap in Manoel de Oliveira's "Francisca," a meta-narrative about an enigmatic love triangle in mid-19th-century Portugal.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds' Review: It's Raining Mysteries
Apocalyptic comets, complicated math, ancient rituals, eccentric scientists: Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer's new documentary has it all.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Monsoon' Review: Clouded Memories of Saigon
Henry Golding plays a man who returns to the Vietnam of his childhood in Hong Khaou's thoroughly personal drama "Monsoon."

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Wolfwalkers' Review: From Ireland, Lupine Lore in Cartoon Style
This film about enchanted women of the woods is lovely to behold but its story line is lacking.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘The Life Ahead' Review: Sophia Loren, Directed by Her Son, Shines
The beloved actress's new movie, from Edoardo Ponti, is a tidy, not unintelligent tear-jerker about love and tolerance.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Make Up' Review: Self-Discovery, an Adolescent Horror
Claire Oakley demonstrates admirable control in her first feature film, a psychological coming-of-age drama.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘I Am Greta' Review: Birth of a Climate Warrior
Nathan Grossman alternates truth-to-power moments with quiet ones in his documentary about the young Greta Thunberg.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Freaky' Review: The Killer Inside
Vince Vaughn explores his feminine side when his character inhabits the body of a high-school girl in this slasher comedy.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Fatman' Review: Ho-Ho-Hum
Mel Gibson plays a glum Saint Nick whose business is on the skids in this grim, tonally confused comedy.

New York Times Movies
Nov 12, 2020

‘Ammonite' Review: Love on the Rocks
Kate Winslet's fossil hunter and Saoirse Ronan's convalescent embark on a forbidden seaside romance.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

Israel Horovitz, Playwright Tarnished by Abuse Allegations, Dies at 81
Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names. But his life took a downturn when women came forward to describe a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

Israel Horovitz, Playwright Tarnished by Allegations of Abuse, Dies at 81
Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names. But his life took a downturn when women came forward to describe a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

Israel Horovitz, Playwright Felled by Allegations of Abuse, Dies at 81
Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names. But his career was tarnished when women came forward to describe a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

‘Coded Bias' Review: When the Bots Are Racist
This cleareyed documentary explores how machine-learning algorithms can perpetuate society's existing class-, race- and gender-based inequities.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

‘Transhood' Review: Five Years Pass as Transgender Kids Grow Up
This HBO documentary follows the lives and trajectories of four transgender and gender-nonconforming children in Kansas City.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

Meet Maria Bakalova, the Breakout Star of the ‘Borat' Sequel
The actress, who plays the title character's daughter, Tutar, talks about body hair, her "nonbiological father" Sacha Baron Cohen, and that scene with Rudy Giuliani.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

‘Free Time' Review: City Life as It Was, Today
The filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer excavates the sights — and constructs the sounds — of a lost New York.

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

They Are Also 2 Wild and Crazy Guys
Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, "A Wealth of Pigeons."

New York Times Movies
Nov 11, 2020

In ‘Small Axe,' Steve McQueen Explores Britain's Caribbean Heritage
The director's ambitious anthology series for Amazon and the BBC is his first film work about Black life in Britain. It's been more than six years in the making.

New York Times Movies
Nov 10, 2020

Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to '90s Hits
Decades-old movies, songs and video games have surged in popularity over the pandemic. Psychologists say conjuring nostalgia during stressful times is a healthy coping mechanism.

New York Times Movies
Nov 06, 2020

Gigi Proietti, Actor Who Embodied the Roman Spirit, Dies at 80
Beloved in Italy, he was best known as the star of a TV series playing a small-town police chief. He also had a long film career and a popular one-man stage show.

New York Times Movies
Nov 06, 2020

Comfort Viewing: Why I Love Anything With Kathryn Hahn
Hahn's ability to so effectively communicate her private thoughts to the viewer places her in company with some of the writer's favorite actors.

New York Times Movies
Nov 06, 2020

Johnny Depp Leaves ‘Fantastic Beasts' Franchise at Studio's Request
The exit comes days after Mr. Depp lost a libel case against the publisher of a British newspaper that called him a "wife beater."

New York Times Movies
Nov 06, 2020

Why I Love Women Who Wallop
For our film critic, watching actresses become action stars made her think differently about bodies and the meaning of representation.

New York Times Movies
Nov 06, 2020

Women Who Wallop: Why I Love Watching Actresses Become Action Stars
For our film critic, watching actresses become action stars made her think differently about bodies and the meaning of representation.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Shaft,' ‘Dirty Harry' and the Rise of the Supercop
In 1971, the lawman who does as he pleases strutted through movies like ‘The French Connection.' But Black filmmakers found an alternative version.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

Elsa Raven, ‘Back to the Future' Character Actress, Dies at 91
She built a steady career of Everywoman roles. Perhaps none of them made a bigger impression than her performance as "Clocktower Lady."

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

Ready for Drama (and Meta-Drama)? Start With These Two Masters
Watch Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Lola" with the film it's based on, Josef von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel," to see how these directors made art from artifice.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

Ready for Drama (and Meta-Drama)? Start With These Two Masters.
Watch Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Lola" with the film it's based on, Josef von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel," to see how these directors made art from artifice.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Mortal' Review: Discovering Superpowers, None Too Quickly
André Ovredal's new fantasy film seems more concerned with setting up a sequel than delivering answers.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Kindred' Review: A Dreary, Derivative Hostage Thriller
Influences of "Rosemary's Baby" and "Get Out" are evident in this Joe Marcantonio film, which doesn't live up to its forebears.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Jungleland' Review: On the Outside, Looking Down
A tale of American striving, in undergrowth thick with preconceived notions about people who might not be exactly like you.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Operation Christmas Drop' Review: Heavy Military Presents
This Netflix holiday movie is predictable to a fault, with barely enough energy to light up a Christmas tree.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Proxima' Review: Separation Anxiety
Eva Green plays an astronaut and single mother in this disappointingly earthbound drama.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘The Dark and the Wicked' Review: Home, but Not Alone
A family is threatened by a diabolical entity in this frightening and emotionally fraught horror movie.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘The Endless Trench' Review: A Hidden Life
In this survival drama set during the military dictatorship in Spain, a man hides in his house for three decades, battling tedium and isolation.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘The Informer' Review: Lock Up or Shut Up
The film, starring Joel Kinnaman as a mole in a mob-run drug trade, makes for an absorbing time killer.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Triggered' Review: School's Out Forever
In this horror film, a deranged high school science teacher entraps his former students in a deadly social experiment.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Koko-di Koko-da' Review: Torture, Kill, Repeat
A grieving couple is terrorized by three psychopaths in this unsettling Swedish horror movie.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

‘Let Him Go' Review: From Grief to Terror
The mature chemistry of Kevin Costner and Diane Lane goes a long way in this searing thriller.

New York Times Movies
Nov 05, 2020

Watch This Snowball Fight From 1897 for a Jolt of Pure Joy
A viral clip of old-timey French people pelting one another with snowballs perfectly distills our current mayhem. It's my favorite film of 2020.

New York Times Movies
Nov 04, 2020

Stream These 15 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in November
Like Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal? How about Wednesday Addams?Catch them on the streaming service while you can.

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