The Yes Men: Revenge of the Pranksters

A collective that blazed a trail with corporate hoaxes occupies an uneasy space between art and activism.

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The Most Adventurous Comedy Right Now Is Also the Most Real

John Wilson, Eric Andre and others are drawing on unscripted encounters to elicit deeper laughs but also more vulnerable moments.

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The ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Star Maria Bakalova Is Now an Oscar Nominee

The Bulgarian actress tried to ignore the news and keep working on the set of her new Judd Apatow film, but that just wasn’t possible.

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The Swag Must Go On: Hollywood’s Pandemic Oscar Campaign

“There is a why-are-we-even-doing-this feeling,” one industry insider said of jockeying for nominations, to be announced on Monday.

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Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

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2021 Golden Globes Predictions: Will ‘Borat’ Be the Big Winner?

Sacha Baron Cohen and his news-making movie could sweep the comedy categories. In drama, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Nomadland” will battle it out.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends.

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Chadwick Boseman Holds the Edge for the Best-Actor Oscar

Expect a category where a handful of titanic veterans and an influx of up-and-comers vie to be Boseman’s runner-up.

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Meet Maria Bakalova, the Breakout Star of the ‘Borat’ Sequel

The actress, who plays the title character’s daughter, Tutar, talks about body hair, her “nonbiological father” Sacha Baron Cohen, and that scene with Rudy Giuliani.

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Kazakhstan, Reversing Itself, Embraces ‘Borat’ as Very Nice

After banning the first Sacha Baron Cohen satire, the country has created tourism ads adopting its catchphrase.

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The ‘Borat’ Sequel’s 3 Wildest Scenes: Here’s What Happens

Sacha Baron Cohen’s pranks involve political figures like Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani, as well as one unexpected A-list celebrity.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Them. Here’s What They Did Next.

Rudy Giuliani is just the latest in a long line of people pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Rudy Giuliani Denies He Did Anything Wrong in New ‘Borat’ Movie

President Trump’s personal lawyer has become caught up in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” satire after he was shown with an actress in an edited scene.

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‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Review: More Cultural Learnings

It’s an amusingly harebrained scheme, but there’s nothing in this moviefilm that matches the elegant social experiment of the first.

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Sacha Baron Cohen on the ‘Borat’ Sequel and Playing Abbie Hoffman

Reviving his Borat character and playing the political activist Abbie Hoffman, the actor feels he “had to ring the alarm bell and say that democracy is in peril this year.”

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen Get Serious in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

The writer and director Aaron Sorkin narrates a scene featuring Cohen as the activist Abbie Hoffman.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Review: They Fought the Law

Aaron Sorkin and an all-star cast re-enact a real-life ‘’60s courtroom drama with present-day implications.

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