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The Afrofuturistic Designs of ‘Black Panther’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:53:35 GMT

The costume designer Ruth E. Carter said she didn’t know much about the Marvel universe but “I really wanted this movie.”For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai, the Lesotho and other African tribes. A 3-D printer was also key.


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Review: In ‘Annihilation,’ a Heroic Journey into the Alien Shimmer

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:59:24 GMT

Send in the A-team: from left, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotny, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation.”In the new movie from Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”), Natalie Portman plays a biologist who tries to unlock the mysteries of an extraterrestrial whatsit.


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Review: ‘Game Night’ Has a Winning Rachel McAdams and Charades With a Twist

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:36:02 GMT

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the darkly comic “Game Night.”A married couple questions reality after their weekly couples game night turns into a kidnapping mystery.


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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Annihilation’

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:34:15 GMT

Alex Garland narrates a scene from his film featuring Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny and Jennifer Jason Leigh.



A Word With: No Matter What Rachel McAdams Plays, She Plays for Keeps

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:22 GMT

Rachel McAdamsMs. McAdams, of “Spotlight,” “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” talks about her competitive side and returning to a comedic role in “Game Night.”


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Why ‘Real Women Have Curves’ Never Got Its ‘Lady Bird’ Moment

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:35:51 GMT

America Ferrera and Lupe Ontiveros as a daughter and mother at odds in “Real Women Have Curves.” The remarkable 2002 movie received no Academy Award nominations.“Lady Bird” shares many similarities with “Real Women Have Curves.” But there are more systemic barriers to blame for the film’s dismissal by Oscar voters.


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Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:22 GMT

A Dutch boy named Merlijn, left, and young Afghan refugees use a cellphone translation app to communicate in “Hello Salaam.” The film is part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, opening on Friday.The New York International Children’s Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.


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Film Study Finds Number of Female Protagonists Down 5 Percent

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:00:11 GMT

Queen Latifah, left, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith in “Girls Trip.”‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Girls Trip’ may have ruled at the box office, but there were fewer female protagonists than there were in 2016.


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Review: In ‘The Young Karl Marx,’ a Scruffy Specter Haunts Europe

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:29 GMT

August Diehl, center, as Karl Marx; Vicky Krieps as his wife, Jenny; and Stefan Konarske as Friedrich Engels in “The Young Karl Marx.”Raoul Peck’s new film is a buddy movie about the founders of Communism.


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Top Berlin Film Festival Prize Goes to ‘Touch Me Not’

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:33:24 GMT

The Romanian director Adina Pintilie with her Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.The film, one of the festival’s more divisive entries, was not considered a front-runner, partly because of the frankness of some of its sex scenes.


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Actress Heather Graham Turns From #MeToo to Toil and Trouble

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:00:25 GMT

Heather Graham at Panpipes Magical Marketplace in Los Angeles.In her directorial debut, “Half Magic,” women fight misogyny in Hollywood with witchcraft.


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Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:51:25 GMT

Rick McKay with, from left, Elaine Stritch, Jane Powell and Marian Seldes in 2004 at the premiere of his documentary film “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There,” in Manhattan.Mr. McKay filmed the reminiscences of dozens of theater luminaries for the 2004 documentary “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.”


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Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:33:35 GMT

Idrissa Ouedraogo in 2008. His 1986 film “The Choice,” a critic wrote, “brings to our attention a most valuable filmmaker.”His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.


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Newsbook: What to Read After Watching ‘Black Panther’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:50:45 GMT

There is a long tradition of black comic book creators. Here are two to start with, plus one book that gives you a historical rundown.


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The 2018 Oscars Musical Performers Include Mary J. Blige and Common

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:59:49 GMT

Mary J. Blige, who is the first person to earn Oscar nominations for songwriting and acting in the same year, will be performing “Mighty River,” from “Mudbound.”The broadcast, on March 4, will feature five musical numbers, including “Remember Me” from “Coco” and “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”


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The Saturday Profile: A Russian Master of the ‘Dark Side’ in Film

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:28:32 GMT

Andrey Zvyagintsev is one of the few high-profile artists brave enough to openly criticize the Russian government.Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose “Loveless” is an Oscar nominee for best foreign film, is the rare director in Russia who tackles social and political issues.


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On DVD: Lav Diaz and Pedro Costa: Slow Cinema on the Cutting Edge

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:22 GMT

Charo Santos-Concio in Lav Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left.”Mr. Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left” and Mr. Costa’s “Casa de Lava,” both out on disc, dissect the world of the powerless in slow-burning dramas.


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4 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:00:16 GMT

Andrew Bleechington stars in “Life and Nothing More,” one of the below-the-radar picks from Film Comment magazine’s critics. It will screen on Friday at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.Our guide to film series and special screenings.


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In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:12 GMT

The Oscars, like other award shows, have experienced dropping ratings in recent years. Some worry that an overly political telecast could exacerbate that situation.“The Oscars should be a spectacle,” one of the show’s lead producers said, a sign that the industrywide reckoning over sexual harassment may not take center stage during the March 4 telecast.


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Review: In ‘The Lodgers,’ Something Wicked This Way Trundles

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:35:05 GMT

Charlotte Vega plays Rachel, who lives with her twin in an art-directed ruin in “The Lodgers.”A brother and sister live alone in an eerie ruin that Miss Havisham (and real-estate flippers) would love.


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Review: In ‘Every Day,’ Each 24 Hours Brings Another Boyfriend

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:46:08 GMT

Angourie Rice as Rhiannon and Justice Smith as Justin in “Every Day,” directed by Michael Sucsy.The film, based on a novel by David Levithan, is a love story of an unusual sort.


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Would You Swipe Right on Amphibian Man From ‘The Shape of Water’?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:34 GMT

Each of these creatures have unique appeal — to someone.The love story between Sally Hawkins’s character and amphibian man is part of a grand tradition of cinematic human-monster romances. Here are a few more suitors to consider.


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Review: ‘Are We Not Cats’ Offers Hair Balls of a Different Order

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:25 GMT

Chelsea Lopez and Michael Patrick Nicholson make a truly odd couple in Xander Robin’s “Are We Not Cats.”This peculiar indie pairs a soulful-eyed New York hipster with a soul-music-loving woman. He bites his nails, but she has a more unusual habit.


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Review: ‘The Cured,’ in Which Former Zombies Turn to New Terrorism

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:25 GMT

Sam Keeley plays a recovered zombie in “The Cured,” directed by David Freyne.David Freyne’s debut feature, set in Ireland, makes the plight of those who were once undead into a kind of allegory of the Troubles.


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Review: ‘El Mar La Mar,’ an Abstract Look at Desert Border Crossings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:01 GMT

A scene from “El Mar La Mar.”This fascinating experimental documentary concerns migration in the Sonoran Desert.


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Review: An Estonian Folk Tale Unfolds in ‘November’

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:01 GMT

Jette Loona Hermanis and Rea Lest in "November."This film from Rainer Sarnet builds a bizarre love story stuffed with supernatural lunacy.


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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Uma Thurman Reads ‘The Accident No One Talked About’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:21:00 GMT

This week, the actress tells the story of a family’s shattering secret.


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The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:32:54 GMT

“They just keep attacking you, accusing you,” Feras Fayyad said of the Russian campaign against his film, “Last Men in Aleppo.”The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.


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From Knitwear to ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:39:58 GMT

Giulia Piersanti, the costume designer for “Call Me by Your Name,” photographed at her home in Milan.The designer Giulia Piersanti divides her time between styles for Céline and creating looks for Luca Guadagnino’s films.


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On Second Thought: Is Woody Allen a Great Filmmaker? Discuss

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:46:20 GMT

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen in "Husbands and Wives."Our film critic rewatched key films by the auteur to see if they held up in the #MeToo moment. He came to surprising conclusions.


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Feature: Laurie Metcalf Was Hiding in Plain Sight

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:50 GMT

From “Lady Bird” to “Three Tall Women” to a revival of “Roseanne,” the 62-year-old actress is finally showing off the extent of her range.


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Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:32:11 GMT

Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane. The animator didn't know basketball; that's why the athlete chose him.The ex-basketball star worked with animation and music stars to make the short “Dear Basketball.” It’s an academy front-runner, though it’s drawn #MeToo protests.


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‘Black Panther’ Movie: What You Should Read After Watching the Boundary-Breaking Film

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:47:51 GMT

A scene from “Black Panther.”Whether you’re interested in the movie’s racial and gender politics, curious about the future of the Marvel Universe or you simply want to sample the best spoiler-filled essays, read on.


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The Carpetbagger: An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:01 GMT

Yance Ford, the director of the documentary “Strong Island.”“Being out as a trans man isn’t new in my personal life, but it’s new in the public sphere,” says Yance Ford, whose documentary “Strong Island” is about the aftermath of his brother’s violent death.


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Review: ‘George,’ Like Its Fluxus Subject, Is Playful and Prankish

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:21:41 GMT

George Maciunas, with a copy of his manifesto, as seen in Jeffrey Perkins’s documentary “George.”A documentary details the rise of the avant-garde art movement founded by George Maciunas, though Fluxus remains as hard as ever to pin down.


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With $218 Million Haul, ‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:10:11 GMT

Chadwick Boseman stars as the superheroic T’Challa in “Black Panther,” which arrived to scorching ticket sales.The movie’s Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America — and a global total of $387 million — have upended Hollywood myths.


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Cultured Traveler: Retracing America’s Musical Canvas

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:03:48 GMT

Aloe Blacc walking across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.In the 3-D film “America’s Musical Journey,” the singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc takes viewers on an exuberant exploration of the country’s creative roots.


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Did You Watch ‘Black Panther’? Let’s Talk Spoilers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:03:15 GMT

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the year’s most anticipated films so far.Eight very specific thoughts on the blockbuster Marvel movie.


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I Took 7th Graders to See ‘Black Panther.’ Here’s What They Said.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:35:58 GMT

Students from P.S. 282 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music before the screening.Brooklyn students are enthusiastic — and frank — about the movie. While they were taken with the superhero’s suit, they also saw deeper meanings at work.


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