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Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:30:20 GMT

Off pitch: Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.

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The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:47:05 GMT

James Franco wearing his Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7.The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.

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Sundance Film Festival: 5 Movies to Watch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:35:16 GMT

Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in “Sorry to Bother You.”The festival starts Thursday. Here’s a look at five films we’re excited about.

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Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:00:44 GMT

What do we know about her? Tonya Harding, shown at Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver, Wash., is back in the spotlight and has a few things she would like to clear up.In the movie, “I, Tonya,” the disgraced figure skater looks back on the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story.

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Review: ‘Tall’ Is a Little Movie About How Buildings Got So Big

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:17 GMT

A scene from Manfred Kirchheimer’s documentary “Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan.”The competing legacies of two pioneering Chicago architects frame a documentary’s exploration of the modern American cityscape.

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Timothée Chalamet Promises Salary From Woody Allen Film to Charity

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:28:07 GMT

Timothée Chalamet at an awards event in California this month. “I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve,” he said.The money will go to groups fighting sexual abuse and harassment. The actor is one in a series of Hollywood figures distancing themselves from the director.

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Review: In ‘Proud Mary,’ Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:10:44 GMT

Taraji P. Henson in “Proud Mary,” directed by Babak Najafi.Babak Najafi directed this action thriller that aims to carry on the tradition of films like “Foxy Brown.” Danny Glover also stars.

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:16:59 GMT

“I fraternally salute all women victims of odious acts who may have felt aggrieved by the letter in Le Monde,” Catherine Deneuve said, referring to a condemnation of #MeToo and its French equivalent that she signed along with over 100 other women.“I fraternally salute all women victims of odious acts,” the French actress said, while adding that she stood by her previous statement.

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The Carpetbagger: Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:35:32 GMT

Jake Gyllenhaal in New York recently. He spent nearly a year with Jeff Bauman, the Boston Marathon bombing survivor he portrays in “Stronger.”The 37-year old actor was passed over by the Golden Globes but may well land an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Stronger”

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Dorothy Malone Dies at 93; Star of TV’s ‘Peyton Place

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:35:51 GMT

Dorothy Malone with Rock Hudson in the 1956 movie “Written on the Wind.” Ms. Malone won an Academy Award for her performance.She won an Oscar for “Written on the Wind” but found her greatest fame on the small screen.

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Review: In ‘Forever My Girl,’ a Romance Resumes After a Long Break

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:22:05 GMT

Alex Roe, left, and Jessica Rothe, with Abby Ryder Fortson, in “Forever My Girl.”There are few hard feelings in Bethany Ashton Wolf’s adaptation of a novel by Heidi McLaughlin.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:25:47 GMT

Jane Fonda in the 1962 documentary “Jane.”Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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The Hidden Gems of 2017 Movies Are on ... Netflix?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:53:48 GMT

Merab Ninidze and Ia Shugliashvili in “My Happy Family.”In the off-season for new releases, why not explore the shadowy corners of your streaming services?

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It’s Time to Take a Serious Look at Michael Stuhlbarg

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:22 GMT

Michael Stuhlbarg as a French film scholar in “Hugo.”The supporting actor had a breakout year with turns in “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Shape of Water” and “The Post.” Will the academy remember?

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Proud Mary’ has a ‘Proud Mary’ Problem

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:05:19 GMT

Taraji P. Henson in “Proud Mary,” directed by Babak Najafi.Movies misuse music all the time. The Taraji P. Henson vehicle “Proud Mary” misuses it hilariously.

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New Trailer: ‘Tomb Raider,’ Starring Alicia Vikander

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:46:21 GMT

Alicia Vikander in a scene from the trailer for “Tomb Raider.”A prequel to the Angelina Jolie films features Walton Goggins as the villain.

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Long Before Imax, the Curious Tale of Cinerama

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:17:08 GMT

From “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich,” a 1958 film that has been digitally restored to approximate the look of its original Cinerama format.The Museum of Modern Art is screening digital restorations of the format that paved the way for wide-screen films.

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Terence Marsh, Who Gave Memorable Films Their Look, Dies at 86

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:25:37 GMT

Terence Marsh won an Academy Award for art direction for his work on the 1968 musical “Oliver!,” with Mark Lester as the orphan Oliver Twist. The sets “bring to crawly, scratchy life the streets and marketplace of early 19th-century London,” a critic wrote.He won Oscars for his art direction of “Dr. Zhivago” and “Oliver!” and was production designer of films ranging from “Basic Instinct” to “Spaceballs.”

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Review: In ‘Den of Thieves,’ Gerard Butler Trails a Former Marine

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:41:12 GMT

Gerard Butler as Big Nick, a cop obsessed with a a former Marine planning a heist.An officer is obsessed with the leader of a group of Marines turned bank robbers in this action flick that is set in Los Angeles.

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The Carpetbagger: An Award-Winning Actor Who Worries He Doesn’t Have Enough to Offer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:21:44 GMT

Richard Jenkins on battling insecurities: “It’s like I’m not interesting enough, I’m not smart enough. But the truth is you are, and it’s hard to believe.”The “Shape of Water” actor Richard Jenkins says that over his decades-long career he has had to constantly battle this fear.

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Review: ‘12 Strong’ Believes in the Brotherhood of Battle

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:39:52 GMT

Two strong (with guns): Geoff Stults, left, and Chris Hemsworth.Chris Hemsworth stars in this action movie about a Special Forces team on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan right after Sept. 11.

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Review: In ‘A Ciambra,’ a Young Roma Boy Comes of Age

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:11:38 GMT

Pio Amato, left, with family members in “A Ciambra,” a film featuring nonprofessional actors playing versions of themselves.Italy’s official Oscar entry is a sign that the old neorealist tradition is still alive.

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Why Are We Ashamed to Call ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ Horror Films?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:27 GMT

“Get Out,” featuring Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener, has the jump scares and gore that make it a horror movie.Jump scares and monsters: Those are the hallmarks of seminal horror, and the label should be a badge of honor, not something to shun at awards time.

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Dylan Farrow Accuses Woody Allen of Sexual Abuse in TV Interview

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:34:33 GMT

“How is this crazy story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I’m saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?” Dylan Farrow, left, said to Gayle King on “CBS This Morning.”In her first sit-down interview, Ms. Farrow accused her father, Woody Allen, of molestation in a conversation with “CBS This Morning.”

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Review: ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Chases a Girl and Her Broomstick

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:24 GMT

A scene from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.A charming children’s entertainment with hints of Miyazaki and “Harry Potter.”

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Review: ‘The Final Year,’ a Countdown for Obama-Era Diplomacy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:23 GMT

President Barack Obama, with, from left, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power and John Kerry, diplomats whose work is featured in “The Final Year.”Diplomats travel from one trouble spot to the next in “The Final Year,” a look at the waning days of the Obama administration.

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Review: ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story’ Exposes a Wildlife Massacre

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:23 GMT

A scene from the documentary “Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story.”The documentary looks at the mass killings of kangaroos for pet-food companies, leather processors and ranchers in Australia.

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Review: ‘The Banishment,’ a Sophomore Feature Resurrected

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:23 GMT

A scene from “The Banishment,” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and now receiving a New York theatrical run more than 10 years after its debut. The film demonstrates Mr. Zvyagintsev’s use of wide-frame shots.The second film from the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev finally gets a New York run.

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Review: ‘Mama Africa’ Remembers the Life of Miriam Makeba

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:06 GMT

Miriam Makeba in the documentary "Mama Africa."The documentary presents a highlight reel of crucial events from the South African singer and activist’s life.

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Review: Nicolas Cage Goes Homicidally Nuts in ‘Mom and Dad’

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:03 GMT

From left, Nicolas Cage, Zackary Arthur and Selma Blair in Brian Taylor’s “Mom and Dad.”In this morbid satire about parents trying to kill their kids, Mr. Cage has plenty of opportunity to go full him.

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Review: In ‘The Road Movie,’ Russian Highways Are the Final Frontier

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:03 GMT

Security officers surround a vehicle in this dashboard camera footage used in the documentary "The Road Movie."This documentary is compiled entirely from Russian dashboard camera videos.

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Hugh Wilson, Who Created ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ Dies at 74

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:49:04 GMT

Most of the cast of “WKRP in Cincinnati,” Hugh Wilson’s CBS comedy series about a radio station full of misfits.In addition to writing TV comedies, Mr. Wilson directed films, including “Police Academy” and “The First Wives Club.”

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Richard Jenkins Reads ‘In My Fantasy, I Caught Up to Reality’

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:12:50 GMT

On this week’s podcast, the “Shape of Water” actor reads an essay about how running away from your problems can sometimes lead to an answer.

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Review: In ‘Small Town Crime,’ Trouble Is His Business (Natch)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:00:26 GMT

Robert Forster, left, and John Hawkes in “Small Town Crime.”John Hawkes stars as a hard-boozing former cop who stumbles into a mystery involving some very young women and some very bad men.

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Clip: ‘Leave No Trace’

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:55 GMT

A scene from Debra Granik's film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, featuring Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.

Review: In ‘Beuys,’ a Portrait of the Artist as a Socially Conscious Provocateur

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:59:07 GMT

Joseph Beuys, in “Beuys,” a documentary directed by Andres Veiel.A new documentary chronicles the work of the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys and the depression he suffered in the 1950s.

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New Trailer: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:37:49 GMT

Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the trailer for “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.”Gus Van Sant directs a biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix as the disabled cartoonist John Callahan. Rooney Mara, Jack Black and Jonah Hill also appear.

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‘Jumanji’ Tops Box Office for a Second Week

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:26:19 GMT

From left, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”The sequel starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson has now made $283 million domestically, while “The Commuter” saw disappointing totals.

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