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Film: Agent of Reinvention (Sorry About That, Chief)

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:12:35 GMT

New “Get Smart” mission: Adapt sitcom for the movies. Laughs and profits at risk.

Film: The Actor With Stardom in His Eyes

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:12:57 GMT

A retrospective celebrates the career of Japan’s most distinguished living actor, Tatsuya Nakadai, who has made well over 100 movies.

Movie Review | 'The Incredible Hulk': Caution: Contents Turn Angry When Shaken

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:45:53 GMT

The new movie about Dr. Bruce Banner is called “The Incredible Hulk.” But let’s not get carried away: “The Adequate Hulk” would have been a more suitable title.

Movie Review | 'The Happening': Something Lethal Lurks in the Rustling Trees

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:47:52 GMT

“The Happening” is a divertingly goofy thriller with an animistic bent, moments of shivery and twitchy suspense and a solid lead performance from Mark Wahlberg.

Movie Review | 'My Winnipeg': Permafrost Makes the Heart Grow Stranger in a Haunted Snow Globe

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:04:59 GMT

“My Winnipeg,” which combines archival documentary images with freshly shot passages, is more concerned with lyrical truth than with literal accuracy.

Movie Review | 'Chris & Don: A Love Story': A May-December Love for All Seasons

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:03:19 GMT

“Chris & Don: A Love Story” examines a complicated and enduring relationship that raised eyebrows even in Hollywood.

Movie Review | 'Beauty in Trouble': Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:13:50 GMT

“Beauty in Trouble” uses the changing moods of water as both metaphor and frame for the infinite adaptability of human emotions.

Movie Review | 'Quid Pro Quo': A Femme Fatale Who Finds Mystery and Eroticism in a Wheelchair

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:01:49 GMT

“Quid Pro Quo” hovers in a noir-shaded twilight zone where repressed memories and guilt merge in an obsession with physical and emotional paralysis.

Movie Review | 'Encounters at the End of the World ': How Many Goodly Creatures Are There on Mr. Herzog’s Planet

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:14:48 GMT

Few filmmakers make the end of days seem as hauntingly beautiful as Werner Herzog does in “Encounters at the End of the World.”

Movie Review | 'Love Comes Lately': The Mingling of Dreams and Life

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:11:00 GMT

Max Kohn (Otto Tausig), the aging Lothario of “Love Comes Lately,” is very much like the movie itself: doddering and milquetoasty, but ultimately disarming.

Movie Review | 'To the Limit': Mighty Climbers

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:12:39 GMT

In “To the Limit,” Thomas and Alexander Huber run up rocks the way some of us run up credit cards — rapidly, fearlessly and with little regard for consequences.

Movie Review | 'Blue Planet': The Cycle of Seasons Illuminated

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:12:10 GMT

I take no pleasure in dumping on a 25-year-old pseudo-experimental nature documentary, but neither did I find much to like in “Blue Planet.”

Movie Review | 'Kicking It': Homeless but Hopeful

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:11:41 GMT

So earnest it hurts, “Kicking It” follows a half-dozen homeless men from around the globe as they ready for the fourth annual Homeless World Cup in Cape Town.

Movie Review | 'Warsaw Bridge': World-Weary Fantasy

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:09:35 GMT

“Warsaw Bridge,” which takes place mostly in Barcelona and is directed by Pere Portabella, is not shy about declaring a debt to Buñuelian surrealism.

Movie Review | 'Derek': Clips From an Artistic Life, Provocative and Cinematic

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 02:48:14 GMT

This fragmentary portrait of the British filmmaker, painter, set designer and writer Derek Jarman, is a cinematic scrapbook of the life and times of an iconoclast, aesthete and provocateur.

Film: Courage to Bear Witness to Man’s Infinite Cruelties

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:00:54 GMT

Sober contemplation of man’s inhumanity to man and those who combat it is the essential value of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

Art Review | Chantal Akerman: An Avant-Gardist’s Sparse Stories, in Film and Fragments

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:33:37 GMT

A traveling exhibit at M.I.T. offers a good opportunity to assess what Chantal Akerman, a hero of the avant-garde cinema, has been up to over the last decade.

Arts, Briefly: Bond Star Is Injured

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:25:28 GMT

Daniel Craig was sent to the hospital after suffering a minor hand injury while filming “Quantum of Solace,” the latest James Bond movie, near London, The Associated Press reported.

Square Feet: A Big New York City Movie Studio Is Getting Bigger

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 05:36:24 GMT

Kaufman Astoria Studios, one of New York City’s three largest movie studios, is moving ahead with a major expansion plan, nine years after it was announced.

More Girls, Little Ones, Try to Take Back the Multiplex

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:02:39 GMT

“Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” has no sex and not much of a city. But this G-rated movie is shaping up as Hollywood’s next serious bid for female viewers.

Critic’s Choice: New DVDs: Deneuve and Loren Still Haunt the Screen

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 04:15:10 GMT

Lionsgate Entertainment honors Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve, two near-mythological figures of the European cinema, with boxed sets of seldom-seen films.

Bob Anderson, 75, Child Actor, Is Dead

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 05:04:31 GMT

Mr. Anderson grew up in Hollywood in a movie family and played the young George Bailey in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Getting to Spend a Year as a Shadow to a Star

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:26:11 GMT

An apprenticeship program started by Rolex pairs developing artists with masters.

Dino Risi, Italian Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:05:16 GMT

Mr. Risi helped establish a new style that became internationally known as commedia all’italiana.

MGM: A Lion or a Lamb?

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:17:56 GMT

Despite its enduring legacy, the movie studio hasn’t fit the profile of a full-fledged production company in years.

Film: When Chaplin Became the Enemy

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 19:43:17 GMT

In 1947 the lovable Little Tramp met emergent McCarthyism in “Monsieur Verdoux.”

Out of Control

Sat, 31 May 2008 01:08:21 GMT

An oral biography of the comedian Chris Farley.

‘Sex and the City’ Leads Weekend Box Office

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 09:42:03 GMT

The film has earned an estimated $55.7 million since Thursday, making it an unconventional summer hit.

Fire Destroys Parts of a Popular Movie Lot in California

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 07:13:36 GMT

A fire at NBC Universal’s studio lot in Universal City, Calif., destroyed a vault full of movie and television images and parts of the popular studio tour. At least six firefighters were injured.

The Media Equation: Slumber Parties Go Digital

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:23:46 GMT

In the gender wars, men generally win the race to the bottom. This past week though, women were the ones who seemed completely preoccupied by the reproductive act.

Financier in Hollywood Strikes Deal in D.W.I.

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:04:48 GMT

Ryan Kavanaugh pleaded no contest to, and was convicted of, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, while more serious charges were dropped.

Film: That License to Kill Is Unexpired

Fri, 30 May 2008 17:34:44 GMT

Ian Fleming, had he lived, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday. James Bond, his greatest invention, is ageless and immortal.

Film: Beauty, Brutality and Three Tough Mothers

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:02:32 GMT

Dario Argento’s latest danse macabre, “Mother of Tears,” starring his daughter Asia, is his usual blend of beauty and brutality.

Fashion Review: 10 Years Later, Carrie Coordinated

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:53:28 GMT

Fashion has been a regular character defining trait throughout the “Sex and the City” series, and in the film version, the fashion is jaw-droppingly fantastic.

Disney and Pixar: The Power of the Prenup

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:57:06 GMT

Two years in, the merger of Disney and Pixar is notable for how well the two companies have made it work.

Movie Review | 'Speed Racer': Gentlemen, Start Your Hot-Hued Engines

Fri, 09 May 2008 04:21:47 GMT

“Speed Racer” sets out to honor and refresh a youthful enthusiasm from the past and winds up smothering the fun in self-conscious grandiosity.

Movie Review | 'Surfwise': A Family That Surfs to a Beat: Its Own

Fri, 09 May 2008 16:13:28 GMT

“Surfwise” has a bohemian vibe and a cool sheen, but it’s an eager-to-please, pleasing commercial enterprise with a reassuring narrative arc.

Movie Review | 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead': Going for the Finger-Licking Gusto

Fri, 09 May 2008 02:18:04 GMT

“Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead” is just about as perfect as a film predicated on the joys of projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea can be.

A Night Out With Ellen Page: Just a Girl From Halifax

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 03:07:53 GMT

While many actresses fantasize about wearing Valentino or Zac Posen on the red carpet, Ellen Page has a completely different idea.

A Knack for Being the Bad Boy

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 06:22:03 GMT

The British actor Ian McShane opens next week as the patriarch Max in Harold Pinter’s “Homecoming,” a man-monster of diminishing powers and, of course, many vulgarities.

Tomorrow’s Oscar Hopefuls Today

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:29:03 GMT

The “Black List” has become the kind of underground document that writers with projects in development pray will mention their script.

Under a New Watch, Miramax Still Homes in on Awards

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 02:49:36 GMT

Miramax may be a smaller and calmer organization under Daniel Battsek, but the studio has nonetheless remained in the thick of the awards race.

For Struggling Black College, Hopes of a Revival

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:33:37 GMT

Wiley College is suddenly feeling the glow of celebrity with the release of a film about the school’s debating team.

Critic’s Choice: Respect in a Box: Giving John Ford the Major American Artist Treatment

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:26:30 GMT

“Ford at Fox” is a gargantuan boxed set that assembles 24 of the 50-some films John Ford made for the studio that was his most consistent home.

‘Kite Runner’ Boys Are Sent to United Arab Emirates

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:25:49 GMT

After months of worrying and diplomatic wrangling, the movie studio that is releasing “The Kite Runner” has whisked to safety four young actors.

Off the Stripper Pole and Into the Movies

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:30:27 GMT

She no longer dances naked, but the first-time screenwriter Diablo Cody is still exposing herself.

Down South, Singing the Indie Blues

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:55:22 GMT

Twenty-seven years and 16 features after they began their mutual career, John Sayles and Maggie Renzi are still making movies.

Film on Mexico’s Disputed ’06 Election Stirs Emotions

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 05:06:21 GMT

A documentary about last year’s disputed presidential election has drawn big crowds and generated controversy in Mexico.

Striking Screenwriters Dismiss New Proposals

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:35:41 GMT

The screenwriters called the proposals from producers a “a massive rollback,” and called on their members to continue their walkout.