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Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:35 GMT

Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles in their 1965 film, “Chimes at Midnight.” Welles’s heavily annotated script for the film is among the items newly acquired by the University of Michigan from his youngest daughter, Beatrice Welles.Letters and diaries from a young Welles, along with unpublished scripts, have been acquired by the University of Michigan.


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Trump Proposed a Wall. They Imagined How It Would Work.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:29:14 GMT

A giant robot piloted by President Trump leads an attack at the border in the animated short “M.A.M.O.N.”Animators, documentarians and other filmmakers have found inspiration in the idea of a physical barrier at the United States-Mexico border.


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‘The Fate of the Furious’ Stays at No. 1 as New Films Prove Forgettable

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:57:01 GMT

Katherine Heigl in “Unforgettable,” which cost $12 million to produce but only managed about $4.8 million in ticket sales.Five new movies arrived in wide release over the weekend, and not one managed more than $5.1 million in ticket sales.


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‘Avatar’ Sequels Are Given Release Dates (Again)

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:55:33 GMT

Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and Jake Sully (voiced by Sam Worthington) in the 2009 film “Avatar.”Four follow-ups to James Cameron’s sci-fi spectacle are scheduled, with the first to be released in December 2020.


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Marcel Ophuls’s ‘Memory of Justice,’ No Longer Just a Memory

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:19:52 GMT

Marcel Ophuls, the director of “The Memory of Justice,” in 2014.The monumental documentary about war and guilt is making its television premiere on HBO2.


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Streaming: Acorn TV, Urban Movie Channel, Shudder: Exploring Fringe Caves Online

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:13:07 GMT

Patricia Hodge as Margaret Thatcher in “The Falklands Play.”There are so many services to stream films that it is easy to get lost. But digging is half the fun.


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Battle Over 2 Films Reflects Turkey’s Quest to Control a Bitter History

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:20:31 GMT

Oscar Isaac, center, star of Terry George’s film “The Promise,” the first big-budget Hollywood production about the Armenian genocide.Critics of “The Ottoman Lieutenant” say it was aimed at undercutting another film, “The Promise,” by falsely painting the Armenian genocide as two-sided.


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Review: ‘Unforgettable’ Serves Up Yet Another Crazy Ex

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:31:39 GMT

Rosario Dawson, left; Katherine Heigl; and Isabella Kai Rice in the thriller “Unforgettable,” directed by Denise Di Novi.Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl star in a thriller that works a wearyingly familiar formula.


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Review: Brie Larson as a Gangster Wrangler in ‘Free Fire’

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:19:09 GMT

Not settling for a raw deal: Brie Larson in “Free Fire.”Ben Wheatley’s formula for action-movie success: a best actress Oscar winner, dozens of firearms and a warehouse full of testosterone.


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Table for Three: Misty Copeland and Sally Field on the Social Significance of Their Success

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:00:05 GMT

Sally Field and Misty Copeland discussed the social significance of their success over lunch at Charlie Bird in SoHo.The two women talk about overcoming barriers in their careers, fighting for better roles and how it is important for artists to be politically active.


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Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:47:05 GMT

Andrea Logan White and David A.R. White at the party following the premiere of “The Case for Christ.”A faith-based entertainment company is making a bid for the mainstream with movies like “The Case For Christ” and binge-able television and web series.


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This Week’s Movies: April 21, 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:28:43 GMT

The New York Times film critics review “Unforgettable,” “The Promise” and “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki."



Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:12:15 GMT

Senegalese wrestlers featured in “Untitled,” a documentary by Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi.Our guide to film series and special screenings.


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Review: If the ‘Slack Bay’ Characters Ask You to Lunch, Don’t Go

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:09:59 GMT

Seaside whimsy: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini in “Slack Bay.”The French director Bruno Dumont’s look at two families will surprise viewers in a number of new and upsetting ways.


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Anatomy of a Scene: Ben Wheatley Narrates a Scene From ‘Free Fire’

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:57:31 GMT

The director discusses a sequence from his action film.



Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Free Fire’

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:55:53 GMT

The director Ben Wheatley narrates a sequence from the film.



Review: In ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki,’ Love and Life on the Ropes

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:45:52 GMT

Jarkko Lahti, left, plays the title character in “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki,” a Finnish boxing movie from the director Juho Kuosmanen.Inspired by a true story, “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” is a charmer about a boxer trying to win a championship and find his bliss.


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Review: ‘Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992,’ a Wrenching John Ridley Film

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:20:33 GMT

The family of Edward Jae Song Lee at his funeral in “Let It Fall: L.A. 1982-1992.” Politicians, the police, victims and survivors deliver an oral history of the rising racial tensions that led to the early-1990s Los Angeles riots.


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Review: ‘The Penguin Counters,’ Cheery in Treacherous Conditions

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:17:41 GMT

King penguins in “The Penguin Counters,” a documentary directed and produced by Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon.This documentary follows biologists to Antarctica, where they estimate the animals’ numbers and gauge the damage of climate change.


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A Hollywood Party at a Picasso Brownstone

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:33:07 GMT

In Gramercy Park in Manhattan, a house full of Oscar and Emmy winners, including Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Julianne Moore and Ryan Murphy.



Review: ‘Behind the White Glasses,’ the Divisive Lina Wertmüller

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:07:18 GMT

Lina Wertmüller, the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director, in “Behind the White Glasses.”The Italian director was an important filmmaker in the 1970s, but Valerio Ruiz’s rambling portrait feels stuck in that particular moment.


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Review: ‘The Promise’ Finds a Love Triangle in Constantinople

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:49:44 GMT

Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon in Terry George’s “The Promise.”Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon star in this wartime romance with a heavy subject (genocide) but a corny plot.


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Five Studios’ Mission: Winning the Distribution Rights to James Bond

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:51:05 GMT

Daniel Craig has played James Bond in the most recent films, including “Spectre” (2015), which took in about $881 million.Sony, whose contract to market and distribute the films expired in 2015, gave its presentation on a recreated set from “Dr. No.”


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How to Win $1 Million for Your Film? Pitch, Pitch, Pitch

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:40:28 GMT

Dream makers: From center left, the actors Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Mackie, with Josh Deutsch, chief executive of Downtown Records, and director Lee Daniels, foreground, hear filmmakers’ pitches for a $1 million prize.With Lee Daniels and Jeffrey Wright as jurors, five indie directors compete for a life-changing prize from the Tribeca Film Festival.


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Review: Worried About a Sustainable Tomorrow? There’s Hope

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:26:23 GMT

Bicyclists in Copenhagen in a scene from the documentary “Tomorrow.”The fast-faced documentary “Tomorrow” profiles men and women with concrete solutions for moving away from fossil fuels and protecting the environment.


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Review: ‘Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,’ a Chef’s Tribulations

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:37:42 GMT

The chef and restaurateur Jeremiah Tower in “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.”Lydia Tenaglia’s documentary is a portrait of Mr. Tower, a force behind the California Cuisine movement in the 1970s, among other culinary feats.


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Review: Jacobs and Moses Star in ‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:20:08 GMT

Jane Jacobs in an archival image in the new documentary “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.”Jane Jacobs fought against Robert Moses’ plans to develop Lower Manhattan. This documentary revisits their legendary feud.


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Review: In ‘Born in China,’ an Antelope Outshines a Panda

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:53:00 GMT

The stars of the nature documentary “Born in China” include Tibetan antelope, or chiru, as well as more familiar crowd-pleasers like pandas.Disneynature’s latest documentary visits remote parts of China to provide rare glimpses of young animals in the wild.


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The Pioneering Director Lina Wertmuller at the Quad Cinema

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:39 GMT

Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato in “Swept Away.”Closed for two years for renovations, the Quad has reopened and is hosting a Wertmuller retrospective.


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Mark Your Calendar: The Tribeca Film Festival, Day by Day

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:11:44 GMT

Gilbert Gottfried in “Gilbert.”To plan your itinerary, here are movies, talks and events, from a documentary on Gilbert Gottfried to “The Godfather.”


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Playtime During the Previews? Playgrounds Are the Latest Movie Theater Accessories

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:55:57 GMT

Children play before watching a movie at the Cinépolis Junior movie theater in Pico Rivera, Calif.Two California theaters have play areas in their auditoriums for 3- to 12-year-olds. But don’t worry, they’re not open while the show plays.


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A Word With: Steve Martin on Teaching You (and Himself) How to Be a Comedian

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:23 GMT

“I’ve always had empathy with comedians and their struggle,” said Steve Martin, who is now sharing lessons from his stand-up career. “I know it inside out, and the struggles remain the same.”Mr. Martin takes a rare, retrospective dive into his stand-up career to find lessons for aspiring comics and reflect on what he’s learned.


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A Word With: After a Half-Century in Music, Clive Davis Is Still in Love

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:44:42 GMT

Clive Davis’s long career in the music business is the subject of a documentary opening the Tribeca Film Festival: “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”This executive’s long career is the subject of a new documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”


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