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Jul 10, 2020

Earl Cameron, Barrier-Breaking British Actor, Is Dead at 102
In the 1950s and '60s, when Black leading men and women were virtually nonexistent on British screens, he became a star. He continued to make movies into his 90s.

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Jul 10, 2020

Debating ‘Hamilton' as It Shifts From Stage to Screen
Five critics wade into the controversies (like its treatment of slavery) and examine the performances (especially Lin-Manuel Miranda's) five years after the show debuted.

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Jul 10, 2020

Gina Prince-Bythewood Made a Summer Blockbuster. It's About Time.
With "The Old Guard" on Netflix, the director of "Love & Basketball" becomes the first Black woman to make a comic-book film: "We don't get the assumption we can do it, so we have to prove we can."

New York Times Movies
Jul 09, 2020

My Favorite Summer Blockbuster
Popcorn movies are among the many pleasures of the season. Since we can't go to the movies, we asked six critics to bring the hits to us.

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Jul 09, 2020

7 Things to Do This Weekend
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Palm Springs' Review: Déjà Vu All Over Again
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in a fresh and funny comedy that might remind you of something you saw before.

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Jul 09, 2020

Carl Reiner, Perfect
The director and funnyman taught Steve Martin about film and comedy, but it's Reiner's advice on a completely different subject that he cherishes.

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Jul 09, 2020

The Dance on Camera Festival, When Dance Is Only on Camera
Many dance films of recent months have been films by necessity, but the ones in this festival are films by design, for better and worse.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘The Old Guard' Review: Fighting to the Death, and Beyond
Charlize Theron leads a group of immortal warriors in Gina Prince-Bythewood's fresh take on the superhero genre.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘The Tobacconist' Review: Playing Dress-Up in 1930s Vienna
A coming-of-age drama with attractive cinematography and production design, but no political or philosophical weight.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Tito' Review: An Oddball Character Study
The filmmaker and actor Grace Glowicki steps into a gender-bending role in an experimental indie that muddles its moral lesson on sexual predation.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Widow of Silence' Review: Burden of Proof
Praveen Morchhale's newest drama explores a Kashmiri woman's desperate quest for freedom and agency.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Never Too Late' Review: The Vietnam Vet as Lovable Codger
Former soldiers known as "The Chain Breakers" take on a romantic mission involving nursing homes in this movie from Mark Lamprell.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Olympia' Review: When the Moon Hits a Documentarian's Eye
In his fawning documentary about Olympia Dukakis, Harry Mavromichalis doesn't distinguish the disarming from the banal.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' Review: Over Drinks, a Blurry Line Between Truth and Fiction
Bill and Turner Ross's portrayal of a group of barflies tests the boundaries of documentary filmmaking.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Guest of Honour' Review: Burying a Father, Unburying Secrets
Atom Egoyan indulges his obsessions in his newest drama, but the core revelations are pretty silly.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Relic' Review: A Haunted House and a Clouded Mind
Natalie Erika James's arresting debut deftly merges a classic horror genre with an allegory of dementia.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘We Are Little Zombies' Review: Rocking Away the Pain
Wry humor, absurd dialogue and unflagging energy propel this dazzling, manic debut from Makoto Nagahisa.

New York Times Movies
Jul 08, 2020

‘Hamilton,' ‘The Simpsons' and the Problem With Colorblind Casting
Animated shows are finally moving away from letting white actors play characters of color. But even well-intentioned efforts at increasing diversity create complications.

New York Times Movies
Jul 08, 2020

Ava DuVernay's Fight for Change, Onscreen and Off
The award-winning film director on the role of artists in a time of widespread unrest, and how film can help hold police to account.

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Class Action Park' Documentary Coming to HBO Max
The movie looks back on a water park in Vernon, N.J., that became notorious for injuries and even deaths after it opened in 1978.

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Jul 08, 2020

Ennio Morricone Was More Than Just a Great Film Composer
He was one of the great composers, period.

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly' Review: On the Irony of Personal Freedom
This documentary from Cheryl Haines about Ai, a Chinese artist and activist, explores the tension between the idea of liberty and the fate of those who pursue it.

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Jul 08, 2020

‘The Beach House' Review: No Fun Memories for These Vacationers
By the time it dawns on a couple that "maybe it wasn't such a great idea to go to the beach," it's way too late.

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo' Review: Prison, Recovery, Stardom
A man's journey from behind bars to in front of the cameras.

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Jul 07, 2020

Kevin Rafferty, ‘Atomic Cafe' Co-Director, Dies at 73
In that acclaimed Cold War documentary and others, he often let archival footage do the talking.

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Jul 07, 2020

Kevin Rafferty, ‘Atomic Cafe' Co-Director, Dies at 72
In that acclaimed Cold War documentary and others, he often let archival footage do the talking.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Mucho Mucho Amor' Review: The Life of Walter Mercado, Mystic
Mercado was a Puerto Rican astrologer whose career in television and radio began in 1969. His image was broadcast to millions around the world every day.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Greyhound' Review: At Sea in World War II, With Tom Hanks in Command
Based on a 1955 novel, the film follows a Navy captain who must shepherd men and ships across the perilous Atlantic Ocean to join the war.

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Jul 07, 2020

MacDowell Colony Drops the Word ‘Colony,' Citing ‘Oppressive Overtones'
The artists' retreat, founded in 1907, has hosted the likes of James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein and Audre Lorde, among others.

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Jul 07, 2020

Ennio Morricone in Eight Moments
The spaghetti westerns were only the beginning. His scores turned horror, romance and more into transcendent works of art.

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Jul 07, 2020

'Hamilton' Cast: Where Are They Now
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

New York Times Movies
Jul 06, 2020

‘Hamilton' and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions
The Disney filmed version has fans wondering what's accurate. Historians are fans, too, and they have answers, along with caveats.

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Jul 06, 2020

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, Dies at 91
His vast output included atmospheric music for spaghetti westerns in his native Italy and scores for some 500 movies by a Who's Who of directors.

New York Times Movies
Jul 05, 2020

Italy's Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry
A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

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Jul 05, 2020

‘Bébé's Kids' Shared a Lesson About Racial Injustice
This 1992 animated movie about Black children running into trouble at a theme park is meant to be a comedy. But for one viewer, it no longer seems so funny.

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Jul 04, 2020

Where You Can See the Cast of 'Hamilton' Now
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

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Jul 04, 2020

Where You Can See the Stars of ‘Hamilton' Now
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

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Jul 03, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and Disney : A Timeline
Disney is streaming a live-capture film of "Hamilton." It's just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical's creator.

New York Times Movies
Jul 03, 2020

I Watched My War Story Become a Movie
I witnessed the making of "The Outpost," a film about the day my unit fought off 300 Taliban fighters who tried to overrun our camp in Afghanistan.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

‘Jurassic Park': Where the Wild Things Are
Our critics and readers make a return trip to the movie that kicked off a franchise. Does the blockbuster hold up in a summer without one?

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

How ‘365 Days' Became One of Netflix's Worst-Reviewed Big Hits
Critically panned, the steamy Polish flick is a streaming success thanks to TikTok teenagers and curious fans. But there's also a growing backlash from those who say it glorifies rape culture.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘The Truth' Review: Being Catherine Deneuve
Following his Palme d'Or-winning "Shoplifters," the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda visits some of the glories of France.

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Jul 02, 2020

8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend
Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘The Outpost' Review: At War, in a Worst-Case Scenario
U. S. soldiers in Afghanistan fight to defend themselves against the Taliban in this fact-based war drama from Rod Lurie.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘Bungalow' Review: Young, Restless, Drifting
Ulrich Köhler's first film, newly available in the U.S., is a secretive and beautifully observant study of teenage disaffection.

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Jul 02, 2020

Seeing Paradise From Behind a Dashboard
Drive-ins are a rarity these days, but they were a formative moviegoing experience for many Americans, including an impressionable young boy who went on to become a director.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘Family Romance, LLC' Review: Werner Herzog's Comfort for Hire
This hybrid work of fiction and documentary begins with a creepy feeling that is eventually replaced by an empathetic fascination.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘Spark' and ‘The Observer' Review: A Filmmaker's Past, and China's
A pair of documentaries serve as an introduction to Hu Jie, a documentarian whose films memorialize the horrors of the Mao era.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble' Review: Past Progress, and More to Come
A profile of the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman has an urgent message.

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Jul 02, 2020

'Welcome to Chechnya' Brings Deepfake Technology to Documentaries
A film about persecuted gay and lesbian Chechens uses digital manipulation to guard their identities without losing their humanity. The step raises familiar questions about nonfiction movies.

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Jul 02, 2020

Netflix's ‘Eurovision Song Contest': Here's What You May Have Missed
The new film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams lovingly references many of the competition's most memorable moments, and features many Eurovision stars.

New York Times Movies
Jul 02, 2020

This Profile of Charlie Kaufman Has Changed
How do you write about Hollywood's most self-referential screenwriter at a destabilizing moment in history? It takes more than one draft.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Denise Ho: Becoming the Song' Review: Pop With a Message
This moving documentary profiles a singer who has become an influential activist in Hong Kong.

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Jul 01, 2020

Comedy via Zoom: It's the Golden Age of Mugging
After four months of livestream stand-up sets, the format remains awkward. But comics are getting better at playing to the camera, and crowds are learning how to show their appreciation.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Scheme Birds' Review: Soft Gaze for a Hard Life
This documentary turns a tender eye toward a bright teenager who hopes to never leave her decaying Scottish hometown.

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Jul 01, 2020

Deepfake Technology Enters the Documentary World
A film about persecuted gays and lesbians in Chechnya uses digital manipulation to guard their identities without losing their humanity. The step raises familiar questions about nonfiction movies.

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Jul 01, 2020

The Fast & Furious Art of the Car Chase
Hot pursuits are a staple of summer blockbusters — remember them? — so we asked the director Justin Lin to break down five of our favorites.

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Jul 01, 2020

A Summer Without Superheroes
A real-world catastrophe has forced us to hit pause on enjoying the spectacle of our own domination. Maybe that's a good thing.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Jaws' Is Still Devouring Us. SOS!
In 1975, this thriller freaked out the world, scaring us out of the water and creating the summer-blockbuster template. It was also a warning.

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Jul 01, 2020

Justin Lin on 5 Great Chase Scenes
The director of "F9" and other "Fast & Furious" films narrates a look at some of cinema's coolest chases sequences.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Wayne's World' & Me
As a kid, I identified with Garth Algar, the shy sidekick of the 1992 movie, who taught me about how to be a real person in a branded world.

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Jul 01, 2020

Stream These 15 Great Titles Before They Leave Netflix in July
Movie theaters are still closed. But your TV abides. Check out these movies before they leave, some as soon as the holiday weekend.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘Viena and the Fantomes' Review: A Roadie and a Bad Band
Dakota Fanning plays a young woman who attaches herself to a pouty punk group in this drama from Gerardo Naranjo.

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Jun 30, 2020

Lewis John Carlino, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 88
Remembered for his adaptations of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" and "The Great Santini," he prided himself on knowing his characters inside and out.

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Jun 30, 2020

Cuts to the Arts Help Philadelphia Address Huge Budget Gap
The City Council approved a budget last week that reduced citywide arts funding to $5.84 million, a cut of 40 percent.

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Jun 30, 2020

After #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy Meets Goal to Diversify Membership
The number of Oscar voters of color has tripled in the last four years, while the number of women has doubled. Still, the group skews heavily white and male.

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Welcome to Chechnya' Review: A Vital Indictment of Mass Persecution
David France's documentary follows a group of courageous Russian activists working to rescue victims of an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. crackdown.

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Jun 30, 2020

Where to Stream Carl Reiner's Best TV Shows and Movies
Reiner, the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and director of acclaimed comedies with Steve Martin and others, excelled at spotlighting the unique comic gifts of his collaborators.

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Jun 30, 2020

Comfort Viewing: Three Reasons I Love ‘The Princess Diaries'
In a world upended by a pandemic, the antics of a catastrophe-prone teenage princess reassure me.

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Jun 30, 2020

We Asked Four Documentarians: How Does Film Shape the Fight for Racial Justice?
Ava DuVernay, Stanley Nelson, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis have all made movies that help explain our nation's current efforts to face hundreds of years of inequity. Here's what they said.

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Hamilton' Review: You Say You Want a Revolution
The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.

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Jun 30, 2020

Carl Reiner: Where to Stream His Best Work
Reiner, the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and director of acclaimed comedies with Steve Martin and others, excelled at spotlighting the unique comic gifts of his collaborators.

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Jun 30, 2020

Johnny Mandel, 94, Writer of Memorable Movie Scores, Is Dead
After composing and arranging for big bands, he gave the world melodies like "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Emily" and "Suicide Is Painless."

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Jun 30, 2020

2004: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11' and a Country at War With Itself
In this moment of polarization and racial justice, our critic looks back at Michael Moore's smash documentary about the Iraq war and ‘The Notebook.'

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Four Kids and It' Review: A Family-Friendly Magical Beach Troll
Andy de Emmony directs this by-the-book adaptation of a children's novel about a magical creature that can grant wishes.

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Jun 30, 2020

Carl Reiner, Multifaceted Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 98
Mr. Reiner was a gifted comic actor, but he spent most of his career slightly out of the spotlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Skyman' Review: Ready for an Alien Reunion
Daniel Myrick's mock documentary about a man's belief in extraterrestrial contact is a subdued and touching outsider portrait.

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Jun 29, 2020

Yvonne Sherwell, Actress, Author and Coat Checker, Is Dead at 92
Ms. Sherwell led an artistic existence in bohemian New York, appearing in plays, movies and cabaret. She has died of the coronavirus.

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Jun 29, 2020

Sundance 2021 Will Be Held in at Least 20 Cities
In response to the pandemic as well as a desire for more racial and socioeconomic diversity, the Utah event will simultaneously take place in cinemas around North America.

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Jun 29, 2020

‘Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America' Review: Embracing a New Home
A documentary on L.G.B.T.Q. refugees becomes progressively engaging as its subjects' paths diverge.

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Jun 29, 2020

Jim Carrey, Unmasked
The actor's novel, "Memoirs and Misinformation," written with Dana Vachon, uses details from Carrey's life and career to tell a fictional tale of apocalypse and rebirth in Hollywood.

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Jun 28, 2020

Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,' Dies at 81
His novel was turned into an era-defining movie and made him a lot of money. But he was never comfortable with its success, and he chose to live in poverty.

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Jun 28, 2020

Excavating Chinese History, One Harrowing Film at a Time
The work of Hu Jie, who has made more than 30 movies, is little known even in China. The release of "Spark" and "The Observer" should make him better known abroad.

New York Times Movies
Jun 26, 2020

‘Eurovision Song Contest' Review: Over the Top and Around the Bend
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play Icelandic singing hopefuls in this over-egged musical comedy.

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Jun 25, 2020

Does Cinéma Vérité Exist? Watch These 2 Movies to Find Out
The documentary style is eye-opening as it tests the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. Try "Crisis" and "Salesman" to start.

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Jun 25, 2020

Does Cinéma Vérité Exist? Watch These 2 Movies to Find Out.
The documentary style is eye-opening even as it tests the boundaries of nonfiction filmmaking. Try "Crisis" and "Salesman" to start.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Irresistible' Review: The Voters Are Red, the Message Is Blue
Jon Stewart's new political satire, which presents a homespun cliché of Middle America, is a lecture on old news.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘A Regular Woman' Review: A Family Murder, as Told by the Victim
Sherry Hormann's new film dramatizes a 2005 "honor killing" in Berlin, using a fictionalized version of the woman who died as narrator.

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Jun 25, 2020

Viewing Party! Let's all Watch ‘Jurassic Park'
Does Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, with its ravenous dinosaurs and scientist heroes, still satisfy our hunger for action?

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Jun 25, 2020

‘The Last Tree' Review: Struggles of a New Life
Shola Amoo's film is a visually compelling coming-of-age narrative that explores the definition of family.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Gone With the Wind' Returns to HBO Max With a Few Additions
There is now a video intro discussing the film's much-criticized depictions of the South and slavery, and a panel discussion examining those issues further.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘My Spy' Review: A Secret Agent Gets Outsmarted
Dave Bautista bumbles as a C.I.A. field agent, and has a 9-year-old help him along the way.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Beats' Review: A Last Hurrah, and a First Trip
Set in Scotland in 1994, the film tells a tender, moody story of friendship.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘The 11th Green' Review: Investigating Aliens, Eisenhower and Golf
The director Christopher Munch's first feature since 2011 is both whimsical and dark.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘All I Can Say' Review: A Rock Star Captures His Own Rise and Fall
This new documentary is assembled from voluminous footage shot by Shannon Hoon, the lead singer of Blind Melon, until the day he died.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things' Review: Words Without Much Music
This documentary from Leslie Woodhead gives the first lady of song a dry, PBS-ready treatment.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘The Audition' Review: A Violin Teacher on the Verge
She's not happy, and her student isn't laughing, either. Nina Hoss is impeccable in this film by Ina Weisse.

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Jun 25, 2020

‘Hamilton' Is Coming to the Small Screen. This Is How It Got There.
The film, a live capture of the hit Broadway show, will stream on Disney Plus beginning July 3. That wasn't always the plan.

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Jun 24, 2020

‘House of Hummingbird' Review: Picture a Girl, Picture a World
In this delicate movie, a teenage girl in Seoul tries to find a sense of self amid calamities small and large.

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