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How ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Silences Black Women

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:02:46 GMT

Nate Parker and Aja Naomi King in “The Birth of a Nation.” The film continues the tradition of marginalizing black women in the recounting of Nat Turner’s insurrection.The film tells of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion by using women’s trauma as motivation for the male hero, casting their victimization as secondary.

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‘The Accountant,’ With Ben Affleck, Tops Weekend Box Office

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:10:19 GMT

Ben Affleck in “The Accountant.”The film took in $24.7 million over the weekend, followed by “Kevin Hart: What Now?” and “The Girl on the Train” in a tie at No. 2.

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Watch Kevin Hart Tell a Joke. See Fans Laugh. At the Movies.

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:12:31 GMT

Kevin Hart in his latest stand-up comedy concert film, “Kevin Hart: What Now?” The movie’s director, Leslie Small, and others talk about what makes such movies work.With Mr. Hart’s latest stand-up concert film arriving, comedians, directors and others talk about what works when taking comedy to the big screen.

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Snapshot: Anna Kendrick: Movie Star. Twitter Star. Ready for More.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:00:15 GMT

Anna Kendrick stars in the new film “The Accountant.”Ms. Kendrick discusses her many projects coming out this fall, including “The Accountant,” the film she stars in alongside Ben Affleck, and her memoir.

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Ang Lee’s Plea: Give ‘Billy Lynn’ a Chance

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:21:28 GMT

A scene from “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”He gambled on hyperreal visuals for the drama, a look that has been heavily criticized before. At the New York Film Festival, the reaction was mixed.

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‘Carrie’ Is Back. Like a Bloody Hand From the Grave.

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:45:11 GMT

Sissy Spacek, left, and Betty Buckley in “Carrie” (1976). The movie has just been released on Blu-ray.Brian De Palma’s “Carrie” (1976) is out on Blu-ray. It may not seem as scary today, but it did help the careers of Mr. De Palma and Stephen King.

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Feature: The Quiet Menace of Kelly Reichardt’s Feminist Westerns

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Kelly ReichardtThrough her spare, often uncomfortably observant movies, the filmmaker tells the stories of women moving through an uneasy world.

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Review: In ‘The Accountant,’ Ben Affleck Plays a Savant With a Dark Secret

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:02:14 GMT

Ben Affleck in “The Accountant,” in which he plays a math genius with underworld connections.The film stars Mr. Affleck as a genius on the autism spectrum whose proficiency with numbers leads him into a shady world.

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Anatomy of a Scene: Tate Taylor Narrates a Scene From ‘The Girl on the Train’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:58:40 GMT

The director discusses a sequence from his film.

Pierre Étaix, Director and Slapstick Actor, Dies at 87

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:22:16 GMT

Pierre Étaix at his home in France in 2015.Legal issues prevented the films of Mr. Étaix from being screened for decades.

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On DVD: ‘Lured’ and ‘A Scandal in Paris’: Douglas Sirk’s Costume Capers

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:03:29 GMT

Lucille Ball and George Sanders, right, in Douglas Sirk’s “Lured” (1947).Two of Sirk’s early Hollywood films, now in a two-disc set, reveal a finesse so fine as to be almost invisible.

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Movie Listings for Oct. 14-20

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:50:00 GMT

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in Richard Brooks’s 1958 adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”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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This Week’s Movies: Oct. 14, 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:50:51 GMT

The New York Times film critics review “The Accountant,” “Christine” and “Aquarius.”

Review: In ‘Aquarius,’ a Widow Fights to Keep Her Home

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:46:01 GMT

Sônia Braga stars in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s new film “Aquarius.”A free spirit is tangled up in the political forces paralleling modern-day Brazil in this work from Kleber Mendonça Filho.

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Review: In ‘Christine,’ Why Did She Pull the Trigger? We Don’t Know

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:43:50 GMT

Rebecca Hall in “Christine,” which is based on the life of Christine Chubbuck, a reporter who killed herself on live TV.In this dramatization of a true story, Rebecca Hall is riveting as Christine Chubbuck, a television news reporter who killed herself on the air.

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Review: ‘Certain Women’ Are Worlds Unto Themselves

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:35:57 GMT

Kristen Stewart in “Certain Women.”Kelly Reichardt’s film centers on a collection of women in a small town, and their individual tensions, sorrow and longing.

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Review: ‘Coming Through the Rye’ Tracks Down J.D. Salinger

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:22:46 GMT

Chris Cooper, from left, as the reclusive J.D. Salinger, with Alex Wolff and Stefania Owen in “Coming Through the Rye,” directed by James Sadwith.The film, written and directed by James Sadwith, is a fictionalized version of Mr. Sadwith’s meeting with J.D. Salinger.

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Review: A Crooked Cop Is Caught Between 2 Brutal Masters in ‘Asura: The City of Madness’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:17:22 GMT

Jung Woo-sung in “Asura: The City of Madness,” a cynical tale about gangland loyalty.This film offers diversion but not sociological scope. Blood flows freely.

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Review: In ‘The David Dance,’ a Gay Man Sheds His Crippling Self-Doubt

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:13:10 GMT

Troubled by insecurity, the host of a radio show opens his heart to love, and slowly begins to accept himself for who he is.

Review: Stranded Migrants Are Easy Marks for a Madman in ‘Desierto’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:09:15 GMT

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, left, and Gael García Bernal in “Desierto,” directed by Jonás Cuarón.Lots of carnage and only a little back story equal a grim movie.

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Review: ‘Huntwatch’ Chronicles a Hard-Fought Battle to Protect Seals

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:06:08 GMT

A Canadian sealer swings a hakapik to kill a harp seal pup in “Huntwatch,” a documentary directed by Brant Backlund.This film, one-sided in its approach, offers painful footage of the bludgeoning of pups in charting the decades-old movement against seal hunting.

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Review: For ‘Jack Goes Home,’ Cue the Horror Soundtrack

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:02:02 GMT

Rory Culkin and Lin Shaye in “Jack Goes Home,” directed by Thomas Dekker.Rory Culkin plays a magazine editor who returns to his hometown after his father is killed in a car crash, and delves into a past that’s deeply troubled.

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Review: In ‘Little Sister,’ an Aspiring Nun With a Love of Goth Visits Her Troubled Family

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:55:58 GMT

Addison Timlin in “Little Sister,” about a dysfunctional family.The atmosphere can be oppressive in this story of a dysfunctional family, but it’s countered with humor and empathy for each broken character.

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Review: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ a Life Well Lived

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:51:49 GMT

An image from the documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.”Photographs and film footage, as well as interviews with her son and artists who worked with her, add another dimension this documentary of a storied life.

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Review: In ‘Miss Hokusai,’ an Apprentice to the Artistic Life

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:42:41 GMT

O-Ei Hokusai watches her father, the artist Katsushika Hokusai, work on a painting in “Miss Hokusai.”This extraordinary film is a lively inquiry into the life of the daughter of the 19th-century Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai.

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Review: Fireworks in ‘Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:40:50 GMT

An image from “Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang.”Kevin Macdonald’s documentary follows the Chinese artist as he tries to realize his 20-year dream of creating an incendiary ladder to the skies.

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Review: ‘Ordinary World’ Puts Billie Joe Armstrong in the Bland Lane

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:39:02 GMT

Selma Blair and Billie Joe Armstrong in “Ordinary World.”The Green Day frontman plays an ex-punk rocker who is having trouble accepting a run-of-the-mill existence.

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New ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Hints at Another Star Wars Epic

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:00:23 GMT

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” We have hope,” she says in the new trailer. “Rebellions are built on hope.”The new trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which debuted Thursday, positions the movie as part of the larger Star Wars tradition.

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Anatomy | ‘The Girl on the Train’

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:48:23 GMT

Tate Taylor narrates a sequence from his film "The Girl on the Train" featuring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux.

Review: In ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?,’ a Stadium Brimming With Brash Stand-Up

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:02:22 GMT

Kevin Hart in the film of his 2015 stand-up show in a Philadelphia stadium, “Kevin Hart: What Now?”The comedian documents his popular 2015 tour in ways surprising and satisfying two-thirds of the time.

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