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Dec 06, 2022

A Trans Icon of the 20th Century Revived by Trans Stars of the 21st Century
The documentary "Framing Agnes" uses transcripts to tell the story of an anonymous woman who became the subject of a series of landmark interviews.

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Dec 06, 2022

Best Movies of 2022
Amid endless agonizing over the State of Cinema, the actual releases proved a bounty for film lovers, whether fans of the art house or the multiplex.

New York Times Movies
Dec 06, 2022

10 Stages and Screens Where I Saw Connection
For our critic-at-large, "Fat Ham," "Severance," "A Strange Loop" and "Sandman" were some of the places she found truth and transcendence.

New York Times Movies
Dec 06, 2022

11 Ways I Escaped Reality This Year
Our critic was haunted, in a good way, by the performances she saw in movies, theater and TV that offered glimpses into other worlds.

New York Times Movies
Dec 03, 2022

Discussing the ‘Fat Suit' at ‘The Whale' Premiere
More than 100 actors, singers and creative professionals attended the New York premiere of Darren Aronofsky's new film at Alice Tully Hall this week. Some of them shared their thoughts.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

Christmas Horror Movies to Watch After ‘Violent Night'
With the release of "Violent Night," here's a guide to streaming genre films that feature a not-always-jolly St. Nick.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

When Santa Slays: Holiday Genre Movies
With the release of "Violent Night," here's a guide to streaming genre films that feature a not-always-jolly St. Nick.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

‘The Whale' Premier in NYC Inspired Strong Reactions
More than 100 actors, singers and creative professionals attended the New York premiere of Darren Aronofsky's new film at Alice Tully Hall this week. Some of them shared their thoughts.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

‘The Whale' Premiere in NYC Inspired Strong Reactions
More than 100 actors, singers and creative professionals attended the New York premiere of Darren Aronofsky's new film at Alice Tully Hall this week. Some of them shared their thoughts.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

Julia Reichert, Documentarian of the Working Class, Dies at 76
She took home, to Ohio, a 2019 Oscar for "American Factory," and in a long career teaching and making films, she paid special attention to working women.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

10 New Christmas Movies Streaming on Netflix, HBO Max and More
With so many Christmas movies to stream this season, which ones are quality nuggets and which are lumps of coal?

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

A Very Streaming Christmas
With so many Christmas movies to stream this season, which ones are quality nuggets and which are lumps of coal?

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

For Emma Corrin, Identity Is an Ever-Evolving Project
Onscreen and off, the nonbinary star of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and "The Crown" has been exploring gender and the cost and responsibility of being heard.

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

Watch Santa Throw a Punch in ‘Violent Night'
The director Tommy Wirkola narrates an action sequence from his new film, which stars David Harbour as Santa Claus.

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Dec 02, 2022

‘Violent Night' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Tommy Wirkola narrates a sequence from his film starring David Harbour.

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Dec 02, 2022

Five Action Movies to Stream Now
From gangsters on boats to maniacal clowns on rampages, this month's action picks pack a wallop.

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Dec 02, 2022

Kornel Mundruczo Brings Powerful Imagery to Wagner and Film
Kornel Mundruczo's varied career has included the Oscar-nominated movie "Pieces of a Woman," stage productions across Europe and now, "Lohengrin."

New York Times Movies
Dec 02, 2022

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' Review: Oh, Brother
The beloved children's book series receives another film installment.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘Casablanca' and the Romance of the Refugee
A showcase of memorabilia at the Neue Galerie spotlights the Central European exiles who crafted Hollywood's great wartime love story.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘Emancipation' Review: Will Smith in a Brutal Journey
The actor stars in this Civil War-era drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and inspired by a shocking photograph of an enslaved man.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘The Eternal Daughter' Review: Two Glorious Sides of Tilda Swinton
The actress astonishes in two roles in Joanna Hogg's haunting film set in a creaky castle in Wales.

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Dec 01, 2022

Chantal Akerman's ‘Jeanne Dielman' Named Greatest Film of All Time in Sight and Sound Poll
The drama is among several by female and Black directors in the respected once-a-decade survey, last conducted in 2012.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles': A Guide
Here's everything you need to know about the film, including why it's important and where you can watch.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘Four Samosas' Review: A Romp Through Little India
This snappy indie comedy by Ravi Kapoor sees a group of Indian American teenagers hatch a harebrained plan to steal a bag of diamonds.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Framing Agnes' Review: Transition, Center Stage
The documentarian Chase Joynt stages re-enactments of midcentury medical interviews with transgender people.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Darby and the Dead' Review: Sixteen With a Sixth Sense
A high school junior talks to dead people in this familiar but good-natured tale of adolescent female friendship.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Return to Seoul' Review: Found in Translation
On a whim, a Frenchwoman goes to visit South Korea, the country of her birth, in Davy Chou's drama.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power' Review: A Movement That Changed America
With arresting interviews and archival footage, this documentary looks back at a 1960s voting-rights campaign in Alabama that gave rise to a national movement for Black power.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

The Real Story of ‘Cocaine Bear'
Nearly 40 years after a 175-pound black bear found and ingested cocaine in a Georgia forest, the drug binge has inspired a movie.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Lady Chatterley's Lover' Review: When Connie Met Ollie
The new Netflix adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's once-controversial novel is both steamy and decorous.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Farha' Review: A Most Brutal Coming-of-Age Story
Set in the early days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this drama depicts the upheaval of Palestinian society from a 14-year-old girl's perspective.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol' Review: Slightly Off Key
Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley lend their voices to this animated musical of the holiday classic.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

We're Out of Movie Stars. Whose Fault Is That?
There are fewer films now that allow an actor to grow a persona and a Tom Cruise level of stardom. It's a crisis, and the movies know it.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

‘2nd Chance' Review: Just Shoot Me
Ramin Bahrani's first documentary feature profiles Richard Davis, the irrepressible inventor of a modern bulletproof vest.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Spoiler Alert' Review: Perfect Strangers Form Family Ties
Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge star in this tear-jerker romance adapted from the memoir by the television journalist Michael Ausiello.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Violent Night' Review: Yucks, Not Yule
Tommy Wirkola's film tries to pass off sadism as comedy.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Tantura' Review: Unearthing the Past
Revisiting a graduate thesis that caused controversy in Israel two decades ago, this documentary examines evidence of a possible massacre in 1948.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘What Remains' Review: Murder Thriller Without the Thrills
This film about a small-town pastor hoping to mentor his wife's killer includes one of the final performances from Anne Heche.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Sr.' Review: The Downeys, Father and Son, Compare Notes
This documentary highlights Robert Downey Sr.'s charisma and curiosity even when it shows him in decline.

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Dec 01, 2022

‘Hunt' Review: Spy vs. Spy vs. Subplots
A dense espionage narrative proves all too tangled in this directorial debut from the South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae.

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Dec 01, 2022

The Cast and Crew of ‘Women Talking' Reunite Over Mushroom Risotto
The actor Claire Foy, the filmmaker Sarah Polley and others involved with the film, out this month, gathered a year after shooting for a meal at Lincoln Center.

New York Times Movies
Dec 01, 2022

Jessie Buckley's Monster Talent
In role after indelible role — recently from "Men" and "Women Talking" — she is exploring the darkest corners of human nature.

New York Times Movies
Nov 30, 2022

Could Theatrical Movies Shut Out Streamers for the Top Oscars?
A year after Apple's historic best-picture win, the lead categories could be filled entirely by big-screen films. But don't call it a comeback just yet.

New York Times Movies
Nov 30, 2022

Stream These Three Great Documentaries
This month's picks include an experimental film on border crossings, a tribute to a wildlife explorer and a chronicle of a civil rights leader.

New York Times Movies
Nov 30, 2022

‘Avatar' and the Mystery of the Vanishing Blockbuster
It was the highest-grossing film in history, but for years it was remembered mainly for having been forgotten. Why?

New York Times Movies
Nov 30, 2022

Is It Toxic to Tell Everyone to Get Therapy?
It has become a social credential to be in therapy. It's also incredibly difficult to access.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

Plastic Off the Sofa
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" doesn't shy away from big subjects like grief and colonization. The hosts of "Still Processing" are ready for it.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

‘Ainbo' Review: Saved by a Princess
The eponymous young huntress of this animated feature forges a plan to protect her village in the Amazon rainforest.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

Israeli Filmmaker's Critique of ‘The Kashmir Files' Draws Fierce Backlash
The filmmaker, Nadav Lapid, criticized "The Kashmir Files," a Hindi-language film that depicts a violent chapter in the restive region of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

Israeli Filmmaker's Critique of Popular Bollywood Film Draws Fierce Backlash
The filmmaker, Nadav Lapid, criticized "The Kashmir Files," a Hindi-language film that depicts a violent chapter in the restive region of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

Gotham Awards: ‘Everything Everywhere' and Adam Sandler Grab Spotlight
The film's Ke Huy Quan also won the supporting-performance trophy at the season's first big ceremony, where honoree Adam Sandler brought down the house.

New York Times Movies
Nov 29, 2022

‘Everything Everywhere' Takes Top Prize at the Gotham Awards
The film's Ke Huy Quan also won the supporting-performance trophy at the season's first big ceremony, where honoree Adam Sandler brought down the house.

New York Times Movies
Nov 26, 2022

Irene Cara, ‘Fame' and ‘Flashdance' Singer, Dies at 63
Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained international fame as the singer of major pop anthems from movies of the 1980s.

New York Times Movies
Nov 25, 2022

How ‘Black Panther' Builds Complex Characters From the Politics of Colonization
In the original and in "Wakanda Forever," heroes and villains are deeply layered, reflecting real-life issues facing people of color around the world.

New York Times Movies
Nov 25, 2022

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include movies about an alien best friend, zombies with a strong sense of smell and lab-created superwomen.

New York Times Movies
Nov 24, 2022

Jean-Marie Straub, Uncompromising Filmmaker, Is Dead at 89
Emerging from the French New Wave, driven by artistic purity, he and his wife and directing partner, Danièle Huillet, didn't care if audiences walked out on their films.

New York Times Movies
Nov 24, 2022

Lars von Trier Had the Key to the End of ‘The Kingdom' All Along
As he grapples with Parkinson's and considers what's next, the director continues to provoke in "The Kingdom Exodus," the final season of his haunted-hospital drama.

New York Times Movies
Nov 24, 2022

How Mr. Baseball Became a Go-To for Players Headed to Japan
Thirty years ago, a Tom Selleck comedy introduced Americans to Japanese baseball. It remains a go-to resource for foreign players.

New York Times Movies
Nov 24, 2022

‘The Noel Diary' Review: Revelations on a Cold Winter's Night
Justin Hartley ("This Is Us") is no stranger to the themes in this holiday romance, while Barrett Doss ("Station 19") brings nuanced comedic timing and charm.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2022

‘The Son' Review: Father Doesn't Know Best
Hugh Jackman plays the father of a troubled teenager in Florian Zeller's leaden drama.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘Devotion' Review: An Airman in Reflection
Jonathan Majors stars as the U.S. Navy's first Black aviator in this drama from J.D. Dillard.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘The Corridors of Power' Review: The Human Cost of Foreign Policy
This documentary illuminates America's ever-shifting approach to conflicts abroad and how politics at home can even lead to inaction.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘White Noise' Review: Toxic Events, Airborne and Domestic
Noah Baumbach's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel is a campus comedy, a domestic drama and an allegory of contemporary American life.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘Glass Onion' and ‘Matilda' Test Netflix's Approach to Theatrical Releases
The company agreed to some exclusive theatrical distribution for "Glass Onion" and "Matilda the Musical," but it's not clear exhibitors will get much more.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2022

‘The Sound of Christmas' Review: A Gospel Singer Finds Love
A young singer gets more than she bargained for when she accepts a job as a nanny for a billionaire's children.

New York Times Movies
Nov 23, 2022

‘Fantasy Football' Review: Controlled Chaos
A high schooler gains the power to steer her father's movements on the football field in what feels like a long video game ad.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘The Swimmers' Review: Overcoming the Greatest Challenges
This film dramatizes the story of two real-life sisters from Syria and their ordeal fleeing to Europe. One eventually competed at the Olympics.

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Nov 23, 2022

How Noah Baumbach Made ‘White Noise' a Disaster Movie for Our Moment
When the world shut down in 2020, the filmmaker found solace in Don DeLillo's supposedly unadaptable novel — and turned it into a film that speaks to our deepest fears.

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Nov 23, 2022

Corey Hawkins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in ‘Topdog/Underdog' and the Art of Deception
Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II discuss their electrifying performances in the Broadway revival of Suzan-Lori Parks's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Nov 23, 2022

‘The Fabelmans': What's Real and What's Fictional
Here's a guide to how the events of Steven Spielberg's new semi-autobiographical film compare with what really happened.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

‘Strange World' Review: All Too Familiar
The latest animated Disney creation is like "Journey to the Center of the Earth" reborn as an intercultural fantasia that takes aim at the climate crisis.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

‘Nanny' Review: A New Job That Swallows Her Life
Nikyatu Jusu's new film, about a Senegalese woman who works as a babysitter in New York, plays like an immigration drama and a cruel labor farce.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' Review: Nan Goldin's Art and Activism
A new documentary focuses on the photographer's struggle with OxyContin and her protest against the art establishment that took money from its makers.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

‘99 Homes,' ‘Paddleton' and More Streaming Gems
This month's off-the-grid streaming service recommendations include gripping melodramas, charming indie comedies and a duo of documentaries about fascinating women.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

‘Leonor Will Never Die' Review: Rewriting Life, One Scene at a Time
A comatose genre director in the Philippines becomes trapped in one of her own screenplays in this messily inventive debut feature.

New York Times Movies
Nov 22, 2022

Angela Bassett on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
The veteran star of "What's Love Got to Do With It" and "Waiting to Exhale" tried to talk the director, Ryan Coogler, out of a plot twist in the Marvel sequel.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2022

‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' Review: Another Clue for You All
Daniel Craig returns as the world's greatest detective, facing down a blue-chip cast of possible murderers in Rian Johnson's new whodunit.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2022

Buffy Sainte-Marie Broke Boundaries in Folk. A Documentary Tells Her Story.
She brought attention to Indigenous issues in her music, and was the first Indigenous person to win an Oscar. "Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On" makes the case for her continued importance.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2022

This Mars Documentary Required Many Sols
"Good Night Oppy" chronicles the work and passion of the scientists who shepherded the Mars rover program.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2022

Jeremy Pope Is Telling Himself ‘Yes'
As the Tony-nominated actor segues to the big screen in the gay military drama "The Inspection," he reflects on years of shame and learning to accept himself.

New York Times Movies
Nov 21, 2022

Adorning ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
Ruth E. Carter, the Oscar-winning costume and jewelry designer, said her team was inspired by Mayan culture.

New York Times Movies
Nov 20, 2022

Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren and Cher at the Raucous Governors Awards
The actor and songwriter, along with Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, received honorary Oscars as current contenders like Jennifer Lawrence worked the crowd.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

Sheriff's Report on ‘Rust' Shooting Doesn't Find Source of Live Rounds
A central question in the death of the film's cinematographer was unanswered in the report delivered to prosecutors, who previously indicated that up to four people could be charged.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

In ‘There There,' the Actors in the Room Are Far Far From Each Other
Andrew Bujalski set the rules for the ultimate pandemic film: No one could be in the same location. That wound up including the cinematographer and director.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

Five International Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include a Bollywood murder mystery, an elliptical Portuguese documentary, a Chinese drama about gay hustlers and more.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

‘She Said' Filmmakers and Weinstein Victims: An Emotional Collaboration
Though the drama avoids showing assaults or even much of the producer, a survivor likened reliving the experience to "watching your own car crash."

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Nov 18, 2022

The Charming Star With Soulful Eyes Happens to Be a Donkey
The "EO" filmmakers wanted to tell their story via a silent animal but felt dogs or cats were clichéd. Their choice turned out to be anything but stubborn.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

Anton Filatov, Ukrainian Film Critic, Drafted Into Real-Life War
Anton Filatov was pulled into a theater he never expected or wanted to enter: the front lines of war, where he now writes movingly of the scene in the trenches instead of what's on the screen.

New York Times Movies
Nov 18, 2022

‘Disenchanted' Review: Middlingly Ever After
Amy Adams reprises her role as Giselle in this cluttered sequel.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

New Movie ‘The Menu' Serves Fine Dining on a Skewer
A look at how the creators of the new satirical film took the already high-pressure world of elite restaurants to a thrilling and terrifying level.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘EO' Review: Imagining the Lives of Other Creatures
The titular character of this fantastic adventure is no Disneyfied, cutesy creature. The director Jerzy Skolimowski emphasizes his animality and un-knowableness.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘Slumberland' Review: A Land of No Enchantment
This ostensible family entertainment stars Marlow Barkley and Jason Momoa, and is directed with the delicacy of a flying mallet.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘The People We Hate at the Wedding' Review: Drunk People With Secrets
A star-studded cast led by Allison Janney adds luster to this breezy family comedy.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘The Wonder' Review: The Hungry Woman
In this period drama, Florence Pugh plays a British nurse hired to observe an Irish girl who's said not to have eaten in four months.

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Nov 17, 2022

‘Bad Axe' Review: A Pandemic Family Portrait
The filmmaker David Siev chronicles his family's struggle to keep their Michigan restaurant afloat through the pandemic in this hermetic documentary.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse' Review: Disney's Clown Prince
Jeff Malmberg's film traces the back story of the animated animal that made cinema history and became a global symbol of wholesome, helium-pitched happiness.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘A Christmas Story Christmas' Review: Nostalgia Is Fragile
The cast of the perennial holiday classic "A Christmas Story" returns for this half-baked legacy sequel.

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Nov 17, 2022

‘Actual People' Review: A Post-Grad Malaise
The feature debut from the writer, director and star Kit Zauhar tracks Riley, a college senior, fumbling aimlessly through the melancholy of her final days in school.

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Nov 17, 2022

‘Flaming Ears' Review: A Madcap Paradise Restored
A German experimental feature from the 1990s presents a post-apocalyptic world as an artist's utopia.

New York Times Movies
Nov 17, 2022

‘There There' Review: Only Connect
The one-acts that make up Andrew Bujalski's film percolate with sly humor, decency, curiosity and sheer nerve.

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