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Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Embraces the Magic and Mystery

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:20:15 GMT

In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren, a charismatic villain who has modeled himself on Darth Vader.With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.

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Review: ‘Wormwood’ Confirms That Errol Morris Is Our Great Cinematic Sleuth

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:21:24 GMT

Bob Balaban in “Wormwood,” Errol Morris’s latest film.The American filmmaker chases down clues and tries to exorcise demons as he tackles the biggest case of his career.

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Review: The Sidekick as Hero in ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:00:28 GMT

Bill Pullman plays Lefty, a sidekick on a quest, in “The Ballad of Lefty Brown.”Bill Pullman stars in this Montana-set western, which tips its cowboy hat to classics of the genre.

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Review: ‘Birdboy,’ a Disturbing Animated Feature from Spain

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:58:27 GMT

“Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” is an animated film adapted by Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez from Mr. Vázquez’s graphic novel.The movie has talking animals, but it’s not necessarily for kids.

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Review: ‘Ferdinand’ Delivers a Timeless Be-Yourself Message

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:35:27 GMT

Ferdinand (voiced by John Cena), in the animated film directed by Carlos Saldanha.Ferdinand, the picture-book bull that is actually quite tame, gets new life in a computer-animated adaptation from Carlos Saldanha.

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The Race to Erase Kevin Spacey

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:16:07 GMT

“This was too damn good to pass up,” Christopher Plummer, right, said of Ridley Scott asking him to take on a role previously completed by Kevin Spacey in “All the Money in the World.”“I took action,” the director Ridley Scott said of his whirlwind reshoot of “All the Money in the World,” which featured Christopher Plummer in a role originally filmed by Mr. Spacey.

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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Dunkirk’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:40:10 GMT

Christopher Nolan narrates a sequence from his film, which was nominated for 3 Golden Globe awards.

Review: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ Takes a Deep Dive Into Systemic Injustice

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:05 GMT

Recy Taylor, the subject of Nancy Buirski's documentary.Nancy Buirski’s film is one of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.

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The Carpetbagger: At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, It Will Be Women First

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:11:20 GMT

Sandra Dewey, left, and Kathy Connell, the SAG Awards executives who have decided on all-female presenters for the show.Championing actresses and nodding at #MeToo, the industry’s biggest union will have only female presenters will hand out its acting awards.

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Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Renowned Art House Theater, to Close

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:19:24 GMT

The Lincoln Plaza Cinema on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a popular movie theater for more than three decades, is set to close next month.The theater on the Upper West Side, operated by Daniel and Toby Talbot, has served as a springboard for foreign and independent films for more than 30 years.

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With...Sheila Nevins: The Grande Dame of Documentary is Leaving Her Home at HBO

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:00:24 GMT

Sheila Nevins at the Carlyle Hotel.After almost 40 years, she has reels of memorable film, a pile of awards and plenty of perspective on the current battle of the sexes.

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Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:31 GMT

The Hollywood commission will be led by Anita Hill.Kathleen Kennedy, Nina Shaw and other female powerbrokers spearheaded the idea, and top agents, studio chief executives union leaders have signed on.

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Howard Gottfried, 94, Producer of ‘Network,’ Is Dead

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:23:49 GMT

The producer Howard Gottfried in his office in 1987.Mr. Gottfried was a calming, levelheaded influence on the talented but ornery screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky for more than a decade.

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Review: ‘Permanent,’ About the Hairstyle, Falls Flat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:20:03 GMT

Kira McLean, left, and Patricia Arquette in “Permanent.”Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette play the parents of a girl who gets the titular treatment in this unsuccessful comedy.

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He Knows Melodrama When He Sees It

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:18:15 GMT

Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman in “Magnificent Obsession,” part of the series “Emotion Pictures.”From Douglas Sirk to Todd Haynes and points in between, Lincoln Center’s Dennis Lim discusses the Film Society’s sprawling series “Emotion Pictures.”

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Don’t Be the Parent You See in Holiday Films

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:26:08 GMT

Dads in “Daddy’s Home 2”: From left, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Will Ferrell.Beloved characters in some of our favorite holiday films set truly poor examples. What were they thinking?

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A Word With: Zendaya Doesn’t Need a Safety Net

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:32 GMT

Zendaya last year in Los Angeles.She talks about her leap from the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” into adult fare as a trapeze artist in “The Greatest Showman.”

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Streaming: Sex and Power: The Provocative Explorations of Catherine Breillat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:32 GMT

Isabelle Huppert as a French filmmaker who had a stroke in Catherine Breillat’s “Abuse of Weakness.”The French director’s films, currently on the streaming site Filmstruck, have more to say to us now than they ever have.

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Hito Steyerl Is an Artist With Power. She Uses It for Change.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:30 GMT

Hito Steyerl in Berlin in November.This German filmmaker, writer and philosopher has been named the most influential person in the art world by a British magazine. But she sees value in even the poorest image.

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‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:30:18 GMT

Joe Idris-Roberts, center, as the title character in “Pinocchio,” a National Theater adaptation of the animated Disney movie.The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.

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The Carpetbagger: Chile and South Africa Make Cut for Foreign-Language Oscar

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:59:54 GMT

Daniela Vega in “A Fantastic Woman,” directed by Sebastián Lelio.Films from Europe and the Mideast also made the nine-title list, which the academy will cull to five in January.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:25:20 GMT

Daniel Day-Lewis, right, and Dillon Freasier in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood.” See listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Morgan Spurlock: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:42:06 GMT

Morgan Spurlock at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards last year. Mr. Spurlock admitted to sexual misconduct and stated that he was “part of the problem.”The filmmaker stepped down from his production company Thursday, after he wrote that he had engaged in sexual misconduct dating to his college days.

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Sag Harbor’s Historic Cinema Saved

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:24:37 GMT

The Sag Harbor Cinema, known for its arty programming, was destroyed after a fire last year, driven by the wind, ripped through the village’s main drag.Fire destroyed the art-house movie theater a year ago. Locals came to its rescue, exceeding their $8 million fund-raising target for its restoration.

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Fox-Disney Deal Gives Rupert Murdoch His King Lear Moment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:49:39 GMT

Rupert Murdoch built his empire by following the motto “buy, buy, buy.” Now he has broken it apart to sell significant pieces to The Walt Disney Company.As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief.

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Review: ‘Killing for Love’ Revisits a Virginia Murder Case

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:26 GMT

Jens Soering, in “Killing for Love,” a documentary from Karin Steinberger and Marcus Vetter. Mr. Soering was convicted, with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom, in the 1985 deaths of Ms. Haysom’s parents.The true-crime documentary lays out a persuasive case for reasonable doubt in the case against Jens Soering, who was convicted, along with his girlfriend.

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Review: In ‘Youth,’ the People’s Dance Troupe, in Love and War

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:26 GMT

Elane Zhong in “Youth.”This decades-spanning melodrama chronicles the rivalries and heartbreaks of a dance troupe in Mao’s China.

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Review: A Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Beyond Skyline’ Is Beyond Ridiculous

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:25 GMT

Frank Grillo battles aliens in Liam O’Donnell’s “Beyond Skyline.”Liam O’Donnell’s genre-hopping film takes its characters from Los Angeles to Laos, but risks losing its audience along the way.

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Review: Layabouts Behind a Wedding Lens in ‘Sundowners’

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:02 GMT

Phil Hanley and Luke Lalonde in "Sundowners."In this droll comedy from Pavan Moondi, a pair of feckless layabouts are assigned to video-record a wedding at a Mexican resort. Mishaps ensue.

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Review: Emotional ‘Desolation’ and Woodland Horror

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:02 GMT

Toby Nichols and Jaimi Paige in "Desolation."This psycho-in-the-woods tale benefits from sensitive writing and organic performances.

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Review: In ‘Soufra,’ a Women-Run Food Truck Grows in Lebanon

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:32:45 GMT

Mariam Shaar runs a catering company in the documentary “Soufra.”This documentary from Thomas Morgan, about a female entrepreneur establishing a business just south of Beirut, is a stirring tale of empowerment.

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New Trailer: ‘Annihilation,’ Starring Natalie Portman

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:55:08 GMT

Natalie Portman in a scene from the new trailer for “Annihilation.”The sci-fi drama is written and directed by Alex Garland, the filmmaker behind “Ex Machina.”

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Anthony Harvey, ‘Lion in Winter’ Director and Kubrick Editor, Dies at 87

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:05:34 GMT

Anthony Harvey with Katharine Hepburn on the set of the 1968 movie “The Lion in Winter.” He was later nominated for an Academy Award for directing it.Mr. Harvey began as a film editor, filling that role on “Dr. Strangelove,” but ended up directing Katharine Hepburn in several movies.

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New Trailer: ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ From Clint Eastwood

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:01:39 GMT

A scene from the trailer for “The 15:17 to Paris,” directed by Clint Eastwood.The

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The Carpetbagger: ‘The Big Sick’ and ‘Get Out’ Land SAG Awards Nominations

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:34:23 GMT

Sam Rockwell, left, and Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” They received SAG Award nominations on Wednesday.“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Mudbound” get boosts while “The Post” and “Phantom Thread” are shut out of the actors guild awards.

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Rewind: Obsession, Unspoken and Unacknowledged: ‘Letter From an Unknown Woman’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:24 GMT

From left, Louis Jourdan, Joan Fontaine and Marcel Journet in “Letter From an Unknown Woman.”This 1948 Max Ophüls melodrama, in a recent restoration, will be shown as part of a Film Society of Lincoln Center series.

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New Selections for National Film Registry Include ‘Superman,’ ‘Titanic’ and ‘Spartacus’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:22 GMT

Christopher Reeve, with Margot Kidder, in “Superman,” a new addition to the National Film Registry.The Library of Congress has chosen 25 more films for preservation, including “Dumbo,” “Die Hard,” “Field of Dreams” and “4 Little Girls.”

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Scene City: Toasting Daniel Day-Lewis and His Potential Last Film

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:34:05 GMT

Sienna Miller, Michael Shannon, Jenna Lyons and more gathered at an Upper East Side townhouse to celebrate the New York premiere of “Phantom Thread.”

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Bruce Brown, 80, Dies; His ‘Endless Summer’ Documented Surfing

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:17:14 GMT

Bruce Brown, the director of the surfing documentary “The Endless Summer,” in an undated photograph.Mr. Brown’s movie became an unlikely hit when it was released nationally in 1966 and helped change the way surfers are perceived.

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Review: In ‘Miss Kiet’s Children,’ Refugees Adjust to Dutch Life

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:18:33 GMT

A scene from the documentary “Miss Kiet’s Children.”The documentary by Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster follows young students in the classroom but doesn’t examine their lives outside school.

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Review: Detoured From ‘La La Land’ for a Comic Stop in ‘Boulder City’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:14:02 GMT

Jimmy Fowlie, as Emma Stone’s character in “La La Land,” heading west for the big time in “So Long Boulder City” at SubCulture in Manhattan.Jimmy Fowlie’s one-man show satirizes the struggling, self-involved actress played by Emma Stone in the movie.

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The Carpetbagger: James Franco Can Relate to Tommy Wiseau

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:13:52 GMT

James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist.”With a Golden Globe nomination for “The Disaster Artist,” the actor, director and recent “SNL” host talks about making a good movie about a bad one, and the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood.

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The Carpetbagger: Jessica Chastain Feared Speaking Out Would Hurt Her Career

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:49:27 GMT

Jessica Chastain in a scene from “Molly’s Game.”The Golden Globe nomination on Monday was especially gratifying for the “Molly’s Game” actress, who has been an outspoken critic of sexual harassment.

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Review: ‘Just Getting Started’ Has Big Names, Not Big Laughs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:30:14 GMT

Tommy Lee Jones, left, and Morgan Freeman in “Just Getting Started.”The writer-director Ron Shelton returns to his favorite themes in this comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo.

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The Carpetbagger: The Movie Surprises and Snubs of the 2018 Golden Globes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:47:46 GMT

Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “Get Out,” but the movie’s director and writer, Jordan Peele, was shut out.“Wonder Woman” got nothing; neither did Jake Gyllenhaal or Tiffany Haddish. “All the Money in the World,” which was to star Kevin Spacey, drew 3 nominations.

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2018 Golden Globe Nominations: Full List

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:06:39 GMT

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in “The Post,” which received 6 Golden Globe nominations.A complete list of the nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe awards.

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Golden Globes Briefing: ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Lead Golden Globe Nominations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:02:36 GMT

Sally Hawkins as Elisa in “The Shape of Water.”“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy, led the way with seven nominations, while the newspaper drama “The Post” had six.

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New Trailer: ‘Ready Player One,’ From Steven Spielberg

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:00:16 GMT

Tye Sheridan in a scene from the trailer for “Ready Player One.”A new promo gives more details about the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s gamer novel. Tye Sheridan and Ben Mendelsohn star.

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