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A White, Hot Supremacist Summer

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:27 GMT

Clockwise from top left, Lee and Rachel of “Bachelorette”; Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie in “Detroit”; Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, who are set to fight on Saturday night.Charlottesville hasn’t been the only place for white supremacy. TV and movies have been their own form of cluelessness. Remember Lee on “The Bachelorette”?

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An Appraisal: For Jerry Lewis, Few Statuettes but Lots of Influence

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:06:22 GMT

Jerry Lewis at home in Las Vegas last year. Many comedians have cited him as an influence.The comic and filmmaker, who died Sunday, may not have collected many showbiz laurels, but his work shaped the comedians who came along after him.

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‘At a Dark Time in My Life, He Brought Me Joy’: Comedians Mourn and Celebrate Jerry Lewis

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:17 GMT

Jerry Lewis was surrounded by photographers during a photocall for the film “Max Rose” at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013.Generations of comics paid their respects to Mr. Lewis after news of his death broke on Sunday.

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Review: In ‘Polina,’ a Ballerina Rebels and Goes Her Own Way

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:47:32 GMT

Jérémie Bélingard and Anastasia Shevtsova in “Polina.”Anastasia Shevtsova is mesmerizing as a dedicated dancer seeking artistic freedom in Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj’s film.

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Review: A Police Truck in Egypt Brimming With Anger and Pain in ‘Clash’

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:22:40 GMT

Hosny Sheta, left, and Ahmed Malek in “Clash.”In this film, a group of Egyptians are confined to a police truck while political unrest mounts following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

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Rewind: How Hard Can It Be for a French Girl to Go on Vacation?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:11:32 GMT

Vincent Gauthier and Marie Rivière in “Le Rayon Vert.”Boats make her sick and she’s a picky eater, but Delphine is a delight in Eric Rohmer’s “Le Rayon Vert,” playing for a week at Metrograph.

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Is No. 1, as ‘Logan Lucky’ Disappoints

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:37:39 GMT

Steven Soderbergh on the set of “Logan Lucky,” which had weak ticket sales over the weekend.With “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh set out to prove that studios are too stuck in their marketing ways. His experiment fizzled, but he vowed to try again.

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Review: Two Animated Orphans Make Their Way to Paris in ‘Leap!’

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:35:33 GMT

Two orphans (voiced by Nat Wolff and Elle Fanning) chase their dreams to Paris in “Leap!”This risk-averse animated movie features the voices of Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen and Mel Brooks.

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Thoroughly Modern Polina

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:40:03 GMT

Anastasia Shevtsova, a member of the Mariinsky Ballet, in Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj’s “Polina.”The film “Polina” has a heroine from the ballet world, but not restricted to it. And wonder of wonders: She’s a contemporary young woman.

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Jerry Lewis, a Jester Both Silly and Stormy, Dies at 91

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:11:12 GMT

Jerry Lewis wrote, produced and directed many of his own films.Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”

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Late-Night Summer Offerings Include ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Crash’

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

Drew Barrymore in “Firestarter.”Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn and the IFC Center in Greenwich Village are offering films into the wee hours.

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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:07:14 GMT

Zhang Yuge, a Beijing high school student, played the lead role in the film “Escape,” about a teenage boy who increasingly feels his rightful gender identity is female.The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:56:19 GMT

Song Kang-ho, left, and Kim Sang-kyung as detectives in a police procedural by the South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho. IFC Center will begin showing the movie, “Memories of Murder,” on Friday; see listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Streaming: Crunchyroll Cultivates a Streaming Community With a Novel Idea: Film Screens

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:59:12 GMT

The two title characters in the anime “The Ancient Magus’ Bride.”As Netflix and Amazon take different approaches to theatrical releases, sites like Crunchyroll and Shudder are giving fans the gift of screenings.

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Review: A Whitney Houston Documentary, Dutifully Respectful

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:19 GMT

Whitney Houston, as seen in the documentary “Whitney: Can I Be Me.”In “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” a behind-the-scenes portrait of the singer’s rise and struggles with fame.

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Review: In ‘Crown Heights,’ Justice Delayed and Denied

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:05 GMT

Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner in “Crown Heights,” directed by Matt Ruskin.Based on a true story, Matt Ruskin’s film stars Lakeith Stanfield as a man who spent decades in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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Review: In ‘Shot Caller,’ Prison Hardens Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Character

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:44:53 GMT

From “Game of Thrones” to the prison yard: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in “Shot Caller.”A fatal drunken driving accident leads to a nightmarish term in prison that forges a criminal.

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Review: A Hostage Standoff Unfolds in ‘6 Days’

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:44:15 GMT

Jamie Bell in “6 Days,” directed by Toa Fraser.Toa Fraser’s film about a hostage crisis at the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980 can feel closer to a re-enactment than a thriller.

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Review: Once Simply ‘Sidemen,’ Now They’re the Stars

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:36:26 GMT

The bluesman Joe Willie Perkins, known as Pinetop, in a new documentary by Scott Rosenbaum.“Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” is a loving tribute to the bluesmen Willie Smith, Hubert Sumlin and Joe Willie Perkins.

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Review: ‘Walk With Me,’ an Invitation From Thich Nhat Hanh

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:29:02 GMT

A scene from “Walk With Me,” about a community of Zen Buddhists in rural France.A documentary observes the rituals of one of the best-known Zen masters in the West.

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Review: ‘Marjorie Prime’ and Jon Hamm: Ceaselessly Into the Past

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:42:58 GMT

Jon Hamm and Lois Smith in Michael Almereyda’s film adaptation of the acclaimed play “Marjorie Prime.”Lois Smith reprises the role of Marjorie in Michael Almereyda’s adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s play weighing the morality of artificial intelligence.

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Is the Next Great New York Crime Movie Set in Flushing?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:25 GMT

Benny Safdie, left, and Robert Pattinson as hoods on the run from the police.For seedy locations that are the hallmark of gritty urban dramas, the Safdie brothers looked to less obvious sites in the five boroughs (and Long Island).

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Review: ‘Patti Cake$,’ a Classic Striver’s Tale With a Hip-Hop Beat

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:37:29 GMT

Danielle Macdonald and Siddharth Dhananjay in “Patti Cake$.”This showbiz tale finds new talent in Danielle Macdonald, its star, and Geremy Jasper, its writer and director.

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Review: ‘California Typewriter’: Preserving the Past, Key by Key

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:34:32 GMT

A scene from the documentary ”California Typewriter.”This documentary directed by Doug Nichol plumbs the depths of devotion to a machine whose day might appear to be over.

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Review: ‘Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey’ Seems Out of Step With Its Period

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:28:19 GMT

Mikey Madison, left, and Sean H. Scully in “Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey.”Teenagers on the run, with a motorcycle, and hints of the 1960s.

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Tom Cruise Injury Delays Latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ Filming

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:56:35 GMT

Mr. Cruise, known for his death defying stunts, suffered an ankle injury during the making of a “Mission: Impossible” movie.

In China, an Action Hero Beats Box Office Records (and Arrogant Westerners)

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:30:23 GMT

“Wolf Warrior 2,” released in late July, has become China’s top-grossing film. Its star and director, Wu Jing, credits “an explosion of patriotic feeling.”In “Wolf Warrior 2,” China’s top-grossing movie yet, a red-tinged Rambo named Leng Feng takes on a swaggering American soldier of fortune.

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