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‘Miss Peregrine’ and Tim Burton: The Making of a Film Fable

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:24:57 GMT

Eva Green as Miss Peregrine.For “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, Mr. Burton sketched characters and more to create a new world.

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Risky Business: Hollywood Bets Big on ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:36:15 GMT

From left, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell and Mark Wahlberg in “Deepwater Horizon,” a risky star-driven film out on Sept. 30.The documentary-style film isn’t the kind of project that usually commands a nine-figure budget, but the 2010 oil rig disaster had elements straight out of a movie.

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Review: Denzel Washington Rides High in ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:04:00 GMT

From gun spinning to trick riding to atmospherically flapping dusters: a scene from “The Magnificent Seven,” directed by Antoine Fuqua.Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt and Vincent D’Onofrio help round out the cast of this western remake, as outlaws who band together to protect a terrorized town.

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Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:02:24 GMT

Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.”Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.

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Review: In ‘Queen of Katwe,’ a Pawn Finds Her Crown Through Chess

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:42 GMT

Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo in Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe,” about a chess prodigy in Uganda.In this stirring underdog story directed by Mira Nair, Madina Nalwanga plays a young Ugandan with a gift for chess, supported by Lupita Nyong’o as her mother.

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Angelina Jolie Turns to Divorce Specialist Laura Wasser

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMT

Laura Wasser arrived for a court appearance in Los Angeles in August. At the time, she was representing Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard.This Los Angeles lawyer has helped end marriages for Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.

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This Movie Was Nearly Lost. Now They’re Fighting to Save It.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:09:08 GMT

Richard Romain in the 1982 film “Cane River.”A negative of “Cane River” (1982), which resurfaced two years ago, has connected a disparate group of people across the country.

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Review: In ‘The Dressmaker,’ a Femme Fatale Wants Vengeance

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:52:51 GMT

Judy Davis, left, and Kate Winslet in “The Dressmaker.”Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to the dusty Australian hometown where she was bullied by a rich kid and blamed for his death.

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Review: In ‘Goat,’ Frat Brothers Unleash Their Sadistic Terror

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:07:05 GMT

Ben Schnetzer, left, and Nick Jonas in “Goat.”Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer star in this disturbing tale about the urge to belong, no matter what the cost.

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Review: ‘Breaking the Waves’ Lends Musical Heft to a von Trier Tale

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:33:51 GMT

Kiera Duffy in “Breaking the Waves,” Missy MazzolOpera Philadelphia staged the premiere of this Missy Mazzoli work, adapted from a 1996 film about a woman whose marriage changes after an accident.

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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Dominates Weekend North American Box Office

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:54:16 GMT

From left, Byung-hun Lee, Ethan Hawke, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier in Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven.”Antoine Fuqua’s ethnically diverse remake of the John Sturges classic includes heavy-hitting stars like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

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Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:39:01 GMT

Bobby Breen and Louise Beavers in the 1936 film “Rainbow on the River,” which was the child actor’s second movie.Mr. Breen arrived on the scene as an 8-year-old boy with an angelic face, and was described as “the most alarming vocal phenomenon of the day.”

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Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Dementia, His Family Says

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:07 GMT

Terry Jones at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012.The actor, 74, is best known for his roles in the British comedy troupe and as a director or writer of works like “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

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‘Love in the Afternoon,’ a Tale of Male Restlessness, Back Onscreen

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:23 GMT

Bernard Verley and Françoise Verley in “Love in the Afternoon” (originally released in the United States as “Chloe in the Afternoon”), a 1972 film by Eric Rohmer that runs until Thursday at the Walter Reade Theater.Eric Rohmer’s 1972 film, the final one in his cycle “Six Moral Tales,” runs through Thursday.

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This Week’s Movies: Sept. 23, 2016

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:48:49 GMT

The New York Times film critics review “The Magnificent Seven,” “”Queen of Katwe” and “The Dressmaker.”

Movie Listings for Sept. 23-29

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:25:05 GMT

Film Forum will show MGM’s “A Night at the Opera” as part of a series of canonical Marx Brothers features. See listing below.A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.

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Review: ‘Chicken People,’ Pampering Royalty That Clucks

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:29:25 GMT

This documentary, directed by Nicole Lucas Haimes, looks at devotees of these fair fowl on the show circuit.

Review: ‘Audrie & Daisy,’ on Sexual Assault and Technology

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:25:26 GMT

Audrey Pott committed suicide. Daisy Coleman spoke out against the legal system. This documentary tells their stories.

Review: In ‘The Age of Shadows,’ Plot’s Fine, but Action’s Better

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:23:38 GMT

Song Kang-ho in “The Age of Shadows,” by Kim Jee-woon.Kim Jee-woon’s new action movie takes place in Korea in the 1920s, when the country was under Japanese occupation.

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Review: In ‘The Lovers and the Despot,’ a Harrowing Korean Ordeal

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:20:14 GMT

Choi Eun-hee, a South Korean actress, left, who was married to Shin Sang-ok, right, a film director, with Kim Jong-il, center, in “The Lovers and the Despot.”This documentary looks at how and why a South Korean actress, Choi Eun-hee, and a once successful film director, Shin Sang-ok, landed in North Korea.

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Review: An Unflinching Portrayal of Impending Mortality in ‘Chronic’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:20:03 GMT

Tim Roth, who plays a palliative care worker, and Rachel Pickup in “Chronic.”The first English-language film from Michel Franco, centering on a stoop-shouldered caregiver for terminally ill patients, ends with a blow to your equilibrium.

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Review: In ‘The Free World,’ Being Free Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:19:45 GMT

Elisabeth Moss as an abused wife who falls in love with an ex-convict in “The Free World.”Jason Lew’s directorial debut features a man wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit who risks everything to help an abused wife.

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Review: In ‘Closet Monster,’ a Teenager’s Self-Discovery Is Tinged With Danger

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:58 GMT

Connor Jessup in “Closet Monster.”An entrancing coming-of-age story about a young man at odds with his sexuality, and haunted by what he witnessed as a boy.

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Review: In ‘I.T.,’ Smart House, Dumb Owner

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:42:19 GMT

James Frecheville, left, and Pierce Brosnan in “I.T.,” a tech thriller from John Moore.This thriller features a computer-controlled home owned by a businessman who isn’t very savvy when it comes to guarding his privacy from wrongdoers.

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Review: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:37:10 GMT

Thelonious Monk with his band in 1959, in a scene from the documentary “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith.”When Smith, an esteemed photojournalist, moved to the flower district in Manhattan in the 1950s, he started shooting and taping his neighbors for almost a decade.

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Review: ‘My Blind Brother,’ Who Is Also a Major Pain

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:30:11 GMT

From left, Jenny Slate, Adam Scott and Nick Kroll in “My Blind Brother.”Sibling rivalry arises between an arrogant blind athlete and his helpful underdog brother when they end up in a love triangle with an appealing young woman.

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Review: ‘1000 Rupee Note,’ a Poor Widow’s Blessing and Curse

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:21:00 GMT

Usha Naik in “1000 Rupee Note,” directed by Shrihari Sathe.In this film, set in the Maharashtra State of India, a villager sets off on a fraught shopping trip after receiving a few 1,000-rupee notes at a political rally.

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Review: In ‘The Ruins of Lifta,’ a Dispute Amid the Rubble

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:13:15 GMT

This documentary by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky focuses on the fate of an old Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Review: In ‘Seed: The Untold Story,’ It’s Farmers Versus Big Business

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:05:14 GMT

This documentary raises alarm about declining crop diversity, genetically altered seeds and the ownership of nature.

Review: ‘Storks,’ an Uneasy Return to Delivering Babies

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:43:27 GMT

From left, Junior, voiced by Andy Samberg; a baby; and Tulip, voiced by Katie Crown, in “Storks.”A new animated film, aimed at young children, has an infant that needs a home and a bird on a mission.

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An Appraisal: Curtis Hanson: A Filmmaker of Sunshine and Noir

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:13:52 GMT

Kim Basinger in a scene from “L.A. Confidential.”The director of “L.A. Confidential” used genre cinema to develop his art and craft, then made films that fit their moment.

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Review: A Rough Cut of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ Makes It to MoMA

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:04:57 GMT

A scene from “The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time,” directed by Richard Williams.A dream project by the animator Richard Williams, this film, still in an incomplete state, screens through Tuesday at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Curtis Hanson, Director of Wicked Noir ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:52:28 GMT

Curtis Hanson while filming the 1994 movie “The River Wild.”The director’s 1997 adaptation of a tough James Ellroy novel earned him an Academy Award, and introduced American moviegoers to Russell Crowe.

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Insider Podcasts: Fall Movies: Insider Preview With A.O. Scott

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:37:55 GMT

From left, scenes from the films “Snowden,” “La La Land” and “Moonlight.”The Times’s co-chief movie critic A.O. Scott talks about the fall movies, the film festival scene and highlights from the new season.

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How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:12:48 GMT

The singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, flanked by Tori Kelly and Shrek. They all have one thing in common.Mr. Cohen’s hymnlike 1984 song has become shorthand for Big Emotional Moment everywhere from “Shrek” to the Emmys.

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