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Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:24:36 GMT

A scene from Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which focuses on a harrowing rescue effort during World War II.In his brilliant new film, Christopher Nolan revisits a harrowing, true World War II mission in a story of struggle, survival and resistance.

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Review: ‘Valerian’ Is a Rave in Space (but Not Much Fun)

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:03:26 GMT

Dane DeHaan in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” directed by Luc Besson.If you can summarize the plot of Luc Besson’s film adaptation of the graphic-novel science fiction series, you weren’t paying attention.

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Review: In ‘Amnesia,’ Finding Inner German Peace on a Spanish Isle

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:06:03 GMT

Max Riemelt and Marthe Keller, two Germans on Ibiza in Barbet Schroeder’s “Amnesia.”Marthe Keller stars in Barbet Schroeder’s movie, set in Spain in the 1990s, about two Germans who confront the lingering horrors of World War II.

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Review: In ‘Landline,’ the Family That Strays Together

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:15:57 GMT

Jenny Slate, left, and Abby Quinn in “Landline.”Jenny Slate, John Turturro and Edie Falco star in Gillian Robespierre’s new comedy, set in 1995.

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Anatomy of a Scene: Luc Besson Narrates a Scene From ‘Valerian’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:50:16 GMT

The director discusses a scene from his film.

Review: In ‘The Untamed,’ Close Encounters. No, Even Closer.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:12:28 GMT

Ruth Ramos in “The Untamed.”A slimy, many-tentacled alien has sex with several unhappy residents of the Mexican city of Guanajuato in Amat Escalante’s movie.

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Review: Out of Luck, and Seeking a Strongman in ‘Mister Universo’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:24:27 GMT

Tairo Caroli in “Mister Universo.”The Italian directors Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s hybrid of a film follows a young man on a sort of odyssey across Italy.

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Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

Jessica Williams, who is the star of the film “The Incredible Jessica James” on Netflix.Many “Daily Show” fans had hoped she would succeed Jon Stewart, but she took herself out of the running to focus elsewhere.

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Streaming: Le CiNéMa Club Presents Its Movie of the Week. What?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:46:11 GMT

A scene from the Gus Van Sant short “The Discipline of D.E.,” which has been shown by Le CiNéMa Club.In a time of binge-watching and media overload, a streaming site hosts just one film each week, complementing it with a few other special features.

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John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:18:53 GMT

John Heard in 1994 in an episode of “Law and Order.” He gained recognition mainly for lighter roles in films of the 1980s and 1990s.Mr. Heard played pained characters in dramas but was best known as the dad who embarked on a family trip to Paris without his youngest son.

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Trending: Where to Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Dirty Dancing’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.Hotels, taverns and theaters in upstate New York are offering themed weekends to salute a much-loved movie that was set in the Catskills.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:07:21 GMT

Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in the Oscar-winning “A Place in the Sun,” which will show at the Metrograph on Monday, the first screening in a yearlong partnership between that movie theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. See listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Valerian’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:46:04 GMT

Luc Besson narrates a sequence from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" featuring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Review: A Bullied Boy Gets a Hunting Lesson in ‘First Kill’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:26:27 GMT

Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen in “First Kill.”A deep-woods thriller stars Bruce Willis as the local police chief and features a bank robbery gone wrong.

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Review: ‘The Fencer’ Is an Inspiring Figure in a Formulaic Tale

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:23:24 GMT

Mart Avandi and Liisa Koppel in “The Fencer,” directed by Klaus Haro.In 1950s Estonia, a principal’s envy of a popular teacher leads him to start investigating his background.

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Review: ‘The Pulitzer at 100’ Celebrates Awards More Than Winners

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:21:50 GMT

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, in “The Pulitzer at 100.”A film about a prize for excellence in journalism and the arts shares some winners’ insights, but not enough.

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Review: ‘The Midwife’ Is Unflappable, Until the Past Blows In

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:20:52 GMT

Catherine Deneuve, left, and Catherine Frot in “The Midwife.”Two great French actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen in this film about forgiveness and redemption.

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Review: ‘Romeo Is Bleeding,’ and Shakespeare Is Relevant

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:18:18 GMT

Donté Clark in the documentary “Romeo Is Bleeding.”A documentary finds a group of young people in violence-plagued Richmond, Calif., staging their own version of Romeo and Juliet’s romantic tragedy.

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Review: ‘Killing Ground’ Will Make You Rethink That Camping Trip

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:15:17 GMT

Aaron Glenane in “Killing Ground.”The movie, set in an Australian national park, features two families and one set of brutal killers.

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Review: ‘The Girl Without Hands’ Tells a Dark Tale, Boldly

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:11:21 GMT

A scene from “The Girl Without Hands,” directed by Sébastien Laudenbach.In Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated adaptation of a Grimm fairy tale, after her father’s deal with the Devil, a young girl loses her hands and must navigate the world without them.

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Review: ‘Kekszakallu’ Plunges Into the Unknown

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:09:20 GMT

Laila Maltz in “Kekszakallu,” directed by Gastón Solnicki.This Argentine film, very loosely inspired by the Bartok opera “Bluebeard’s Castle,” observes the lives of teenage girls on the verge of adulthood.

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Review: A Poor, Little Rich Maharajah in ‘Black Prince’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:07:40 GMT

From left to right, Amanda Root, Satinder Sartaaj and Jason Flemyng in “The Black Prince,” directed by Kavi Raz.Kavi Raz’s film, based on the true story of Duleep Singh, never finds a rhythm or dramatic arc.

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Cheap Date Alert: Met Operas, Screened for Free

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:35:09 GMT

A screening of “La Cenerentola” at Lincoln Center last year. The Met will again set out some 3,000 chairs — for a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s film of “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of other performances.The Met will set out 3,000 chairs for screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s film of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of starry performances.

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A Spy Novel Whose Clues Are Found on New York Landmarks

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:17 GMT

David Wise, the author of “The Atlas Pursuit,” a digital novel that is part hard-boiled caper, part Pokémon Go.A new digital book about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl sends readers across the city to solve its riddles.

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The Mad Scientist Behind Nike’s ‘Back to the Future’ Sneaker

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:24 GMT

After being told the HyperAdapt shoe, in black next to the Nike Mag, had been fast-tracked, Tiffany Beers had five weeks to get it ready for Mark Parker, the chief executive of Nike.Tiffany Beers, engineer and innovator at the footwear and apparel company, describes her path to a coveted $720 shoe. (P.S. She hates feet.)

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‘Valerian’ Is France’s Most Expensive Film Ever. Luc Besson Says ‘Who Cares?’

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:36:40 GMT

Luc Besson on the set of his latest film, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”To make “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which had a budget of around $150 million, Mr. Besson lobbied the government to change its tax credit system.

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Tony Kushner Plans a Trump Play, and a New ‘West Side Story’

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:19:20 GMT

The playwright Tony Kushner, who told The Daily Beast he was working on a new play about President Trump.Mr. Kushner said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he was working on a play set two years before the 2016 election.

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Review: In ‘Girls Trip,’ Women Giddily Under the Influence

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:11:10 GMT

From left, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish as old college buddies who reunite for better and (naturally) for worse.In the affably amusing, sometimes spittingly funny “Girls Trip,” a weekend getaway brings trouble, laughs and sisterhood.

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‘Blow-Up’ at Film Forum: Those Pre-Instagram Filters

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:13:39 GMT

The supermodel Veruschka and David Hemmings in “Blow-Up” (1966).Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 sensation, about a fashion photographer whose shutter may have captured a murder, gets a new restoration.

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Review: Modern-Day Conflicts Creep Into Idyllic ‘Santoalla’

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:03:50 GMT

A Dutch couple goes off the grid to live a quiet life in Spain, but their idyll ends in a true crime mystery that is the subject of this documentary.

The First Time: Kyle Mooney: The First Time I Was Upstaged at a Talent Show

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:56:12 GMT

Kyle Mooney, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, is a writer and star of the movie “Brigsby Bear,” out Friday, July 28.The “Saturday Night Live” cast member, who stars in the film “Brigsby Bear,” recalls that day in fourth grade when his best friend became a guitar hero.

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Front Burner: Short Films on View at Food and Drink Museum

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:49:25 GMT

James Boo has made more than 30 minute-long films about New York food traditions.The filmmaker James Boo explores the city’s food traditions in his film series “1 Minute Meal.”

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An Appraisal: In George Romero’s Zombie Films, the Living Were a Horror Show, Too

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:57:57 GMT

The director George A. Romero in 2008.Our critics discuss the influence of the director’s body of work, including “Night of the Living Dead” and its depiction of white law enforcement.

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5 George Romero Films to Remember

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:59:36 GMT

Duane Jones in “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), a black-and-white zombie shocker that was a horror movie game-changer and was part of the inspiration for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”A look at some of this maverick director’s most notable movies, like “Night of the Living Dead” and “Monkey Shines.”

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Skin Deep: Bridget Everett’s Luxuries: Beautifully Packaged Dry Shampoo and Raw Dog Food

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:41 GMT

Bridget Everett will appear in “Patti Cakes” in August.The comedian, actress and musician gets proactive about her skin care.

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Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:56:10 GMT

Martin Landau won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1995 for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in “Ed Wood.”Mr. Landau, who gained fame in the 1960s TV series “Mission: Impossible,” but then struggled to find work, enjoyed a career revival in film decades later.

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George Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Dies at 77

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:27:34 GMT

George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” has influenced generations of horror enthusiasts.Mr. Romero created the modern zombie genre with his 1968 cult film, “Night of the Living Dead.”

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Queen Biopic Will Happen, Band Says

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:18:29 GMT

Rami Malek, who is set to play Freddie Mercury in a coming Queen biopic, in 2016.The long-gestating movie is set to begin filming this year, with Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury.

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