Latinos, Long Dismissed in Hollywood, Push to Make Voices Heard

To many Latinos in Hollywood, every gain seems to be followed by a setback. The writer Tanya Saracho and others involved in the Untitled Latinx Project want to change that.

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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Review: I Remember Mamaw

Glenn Close and Amy Adams star in Ron Howard’s Hollywoodized version of J.D. Vance’s best seller.

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John Belushi in Focus: What a New Film Gets Right and What It Misses

After Bob Woodward’s “Wired” focused too much on the comic’s death, this documentary looks fondly at the star’s life. But his comic genius deserves more.

#belushi-movie, #belushi-john, #comedy-and-humor, #michaels-lorne, #movies

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Hollywood’s ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’ Moment

The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry’s business model.

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Even Harry Styles in Jorts Can’t Save Gucci’s Mini-Series

Neither could Billie Eilish. Or Gus Van Sant. “Ouverture” was a stab at an art house fashion film that doesn’t quite come off. But Guccifest was a different story.

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Kiera Allen of ‘Run’ on Upending Disability Stereotypes

“This is one of the best representations of a disabled character I’ve ever seen,” Allen said.

#disabilities, #kiera-allen, #movies, #run-movie

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Letitia Wright Plays a Real-Life Black Panther

The actress takes on the role of the British activist Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Steve McQueen’s series for Amazon. The experience has proved to be an education.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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‘Belushi’ Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona

The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers” and “S.N.L.,” beyond the stunts and hard partying.

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A Canadian Town Is a Festive Anywhere, U.S.A., Onscreen

With its mix of 19th-century historic buildings and a ’50s diner, Almonte in Ontario has been the go-to location for holiday movies set in Vermont, Alaska and even Milwaukee.

#almonte, #christmas, #fatman-movie, #hallmark-channel, #lifetime-television, #movies, #ottawa-ontario, #the-christmas-setup-movie, #unlocking-christmas-movie

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‘Mangrove’ Review: A Restaurant’s Radicalism

The first episode in Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology dramatizes protest and police brutality in 1960s London.

#mangrove-movie, #mcqueen-steve, #movies, #small-axe-tv-program

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Anthony Hopkins Makes It Look Simple. (And Maybe It Should Be.)

In the dementia drama “The Father,” the 82-year-old actor turns in a career-capping performance and yet claims, “No acting required.”

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #hopkins-anthony, #movies, #the-father-movie

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David Fincher’s Impossible Eye

With ‘Mank,’ America’s most famously exacting director tackles the movie he’s been waiting his entire career to make.

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Spike Lee’s Next Project: A Viagra Musical

Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #esquire-magazine, #kwei-armah-kwame, #lee-spike, #movies, #music, #rodewald-heidi, #stew-1961, #viagra-drug

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Together 37 years but rarely paired onscreen, the real-life couple’s new Netflix holiday movie is an indication of how they — and Hollywood — have changed.

#actors-and-actresses, #hawn-goldie, #movies, #overboard-movie, #russell-kurt, #the-christmas-chronicles-movie

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How Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Came to Exist

Patton Oswalt reviews “Alright, Alright, Alright,” an oral history by Melissa Maerz.

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‘Harry Potter’ Fans on TikTok Are Editing Themselves Into the Movies

On TikTok, Gen Z “Harry Potter” fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.

#books-and-literature, #generation-z, #harry-potter-book, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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10 French Movies That Can Transport You to Paris

With trans-Atlantic travel all but suspended, the closest you can get to Paris may be onscreen. These movies will take you there.

#movies, #paris-france, #travel-and-vacations

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Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers

“The Witches,” a film in which Anne Hathaway’s character has disfigured hands, has resurfaced the debate over depicting evil as disabled.

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Academy Museum Gives Debbie Reynolds Her Due as a Costume Conservator

When the “Singin’ in the Rain” actress was alive, the film academy turned up its nose at her fabled costume collection. Now it has gone to her son with hat in hand.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #collectors-and-collections, #costumes, #fisher-carrie, #fisher-todd-e-1958, #movies, #museums, #reynolds-debbie

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‘Jingle Jangle’ Review: Dancing Through the Snow

This Netflix holiday movie offers energetic sequences, charming music and a delightful cast.

#jingle-jangle-a-christmas-journey-movie, #movies, #talbert-david-e, #whitaker-forest

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‘Jingle Jangle’ | Anatomy of a Scene

The writer and director David E. Talbert narrates a musical sequence from his film featuring Forest Whitaker and Lisa Davina Phillip.

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Watch a Soulful Musical Performance in ‘Jingle Jangle’

The writer and director David E. Talbert narrates a sequence from his film starring Forest Whitaker and featuring Lisa Davina Phillip.

#jingle-jangle-a-christmas-journey-movie, #movies, #phillip-lisa-davina, #talbert-david-e, #whitaker-forest

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Sophia Loren Makes Her Return to Film: ‘I’m a Perfectionist’

The star, now 86, was looking for a personal connection to a script. Then along came her director son and the Netflix drama “The Life Ahead.”

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #loren-sophia, #movies, #ponti-edoardo, #the-life-ahead-movie

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Friends Forever, Filmmakers for Now

The stars and co-writers of “The Climb,” Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, are best pals in real life. What was it like to make a bromance involving betrayal?

#covino-michael-angelo, #marvin-kyle-actor, #movies, #the-climb-movie

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Steve McQueen Explores Britain’s Caribbean Heritage

The director’s ambitious anthology series for Amazon and the BBC is his first film work about Black life in Britain. “I needed to understand myself, where I came from,” he said.

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Aldo Tambellini, Avant-Garde Filmmaker and Video Artist, Dies at 90

A fixture of the Lower East Side’s ’60s art scene, he had an abiding interest in black. “‘Black,’” he wrote, “is not the opposite of white; it is a state of being.”

#art, #avant-garde, #deaths-obituaries, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #movies, #tambellini-aldo-1930, #video-art

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A Famous Santa and Rudolph Are Heading to Auction

If you can spare $250,000, two stars of the 56-year-old Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” could be yours.

#auctions, #christmas, #movies, #profiles-in-history, #rankin-arthur-jr-1924-2014, #rankin-bass-productions, #santa-claus, #television

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‘The Climb’ Review: The Dudes Abide

Two friends face the challenges of adulthood and the treachery of women in this empty, energetic bromance.

#covino-michael-angelo, #marvin-kyle-actor, #movies, #the-climb-movie

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How ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Foretold Our Era of Grifting

On the eve of yet another screen adaptation, Patricia Highsmith’s mordant 1955 tale of calculated self-invention feels as relevant as ever.

#books-and-literature, #frauds-and-swindling, #highsmith-patricia, #impostors-criminal, #movies, #the-talented-mr-ripley-book, #writing-and-writers

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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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‘Free Time’ Review: City Life as It Was, Today

The filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer excavates the sights — and constructs the sounds — of a lost New York.

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Riz Ahmed Finds the Beat Between Qawwali and House Music

The actor and rapper, who is shooting the sci-fi thriller “Invasion” with Octavia Spencer, talked about the things that he turned to “at different moments to recalibrate or go back to the well,” he said.

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Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to ’90s Hits

Decades-old movies, songs and video games have surged in popularity over the pandemic. Psychologists say conjuring nostalgia during stressful times is a healthy coping mechanism.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Industry’ and ‘Transhood’

A new drama follows graduates working in London’s banking world, an HBO documentary follows families raising transgender children, and Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker host the CMA Awards.

#movies, #television

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Johnny Depp Leaves ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise at Studio’s Request

The exit comes days after Mr. Depp lost a libel case against the publisher of a British newspaper that called him a “wife beater.”

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Why I Love Women Who Wallop

For our film critic, watching actresses become action stars made her think differently about bodies and the meaning of representation.

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‘Shaft,’ ‘Dirty Harry’ and the Rise of the Supercop

In 1971, the lawman who does as he pleases strutted through movies like ‘The French Connection.’ But Black filmmakers found an alternative version.

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Elsa Raven, ‘Back to the Future’ Character Actress, Dies at 91

She built a steady career of Everywoman roles. Perhaps none of them made a bigger impression than her performance as “Clocktower Lady.”

#actors-and-actresses, #back-to-the-future-movie, #deaths-obituaries, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #raven-elsa-1929-2020, #television

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Ready for Drama (and Meta-Drama)? Start With These Two Masters

Watch Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Lola” with the film it’s based on, Josef von Sternberg’s “The Blue Angel,” to see how these directors made art from artifice.

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‘Mortal’ Review: Discovering Superpowers, None Too Quickly

André Ovredal’s new fantasy film seems more concerned with setting up a sequel than delivering answers.

#mortal-movie, #movies, #ovredal-andre, #wolff-nat

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‘Let Him Go’ Review: From Grief to Terror

The mature chemistry of Kevin Costner and Diane Lane goes a long way in this searing thriller.

#bezucha-thomas, #costner-kevin, #lane-diane, #let-him-go-movie, #movies, #watson-larry

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From Stage to Screen: 5 Shows That Got It Right (And 5 That Didn’t)

Our theater experts provide a guide to some of the successful (and failed) cinematic adaptations of plays and musicals — all for your streaming pleasure.

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Stream These 15 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in November

Like Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal? How about Wednesday Addams?Catch them on the streaming service while you can.

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Brian Eno’s Music for Anxious Times

As he releases a collection of work that has appeared in films, the English musician talked about making functional art, his most ubiquitous composition and why he dislikes wearing headphones on the street.

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‘Hamilton’ Was Just the Beginning. Hollywood Loves Broadway, Again.

Theaters may be closed, but streamers and studios are flocking to the stage to meet the insatiable demand for content.

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Clothes Make the Spy

The yardstick of James Bond’s suavely murderous upper-class style was forever set by Sean Connery.

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Dementia ‘Took Its Toll’ on Sean Connery, Wife Says

The actor, who died this weekend, struggled with the debilitating condition in his final months, his wife told The Daily Mail.

#actors-and-actresses, #bond-james-fictional-character, #connery-sean, #dementia, #movies, #roquebrune-micheline

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Eddie Hassell, Actor in ‘Surface’ and ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ Is Fatally Shot

The Texas native, who moved to Los Angeles at 11 to pursue an acting career, was fatally shot near Dallas, his representative said.

#hassell-eddie, #movies, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #television, #the-kids-are-all-right-movie

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Eddie Hassell, Actor in ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ Dies at 30

The Texas native, who moved to Los Angeles at 11 to pursue an acting career, was fatally shot near Dallas, his representative said.

#hassell-eddie, #movies, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #television, #the-kids-are-all-right-movie

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