Ben Platt returns in the movie version of the Broadway hit about a lonely teenager who exploits a classmate’s tragedy.
Their notable titles include the opening-night movie, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” directed by a solo Joel Coen and starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
A fertile creative force, he wrote fiction and musicals but is best known for a breakthrough movie that heralded the genre known as blaxploitation.
“Fauci,” a new documentary, follows his work in two health crises: AIDS and the coronavirus pandemic. He agreed to participate as long as it didn’t interfere with his work.
The Disney+ collaboration between Lucasfilm and seven anime studios pays tribute to the Japanese influence on “Star Wars” — and throws out the canon.
In “The Many Saints of Newark,” James Gandolfini’s son takes on his father’s iconic role. But knowing his dad hardly prepared him for the work ahead.
“That’s my skill,” said Bruna Papandrea, who teamed with Reese Witherspoon on hits like “Wild” and “Gone Girl.” She now has her own company providing shows and movies to a number of streaming services.
Mr. Johnson, whose other film credits include “House Party” and “Menace II Society,” died on Sept. 6, his agent said.
Some stars of the movie musical, like Ben Platt and Amy Adams, were ready and eager to sing. Others, like Julianne Moore, got there eventually.
Max Harwood, making his professional debut with the movie musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” has “this kind of magic about him.”
In the movie musical, Garfield plays the creator of “Rent,” who died unexpectedly at 35. Making the film helped Garfield process a death in his own life.
To transform the actress into the title televangelist of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” it took a little faith and a lot of artists.
Look for would-be blockbusters (“Dune,” “No Time to Die”), art-house hopefuls (“Spencer,” “Flee”) and everything in between (“The Many Saints of Newark”).
With theaters at 50 percent capacity, our critic found herself somewhat isolated as she took in highlights like “The Tsugua Diaries” and “Hold Your Fire.”
Tammy Faye Bakker gets the celebrity biopic treatment in a new movie starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.
She taught Penélope Cruz, Jessica Chastain and countless other performers how to sound like someone else.
This new cultural season promised the most triumphant of returns, but the vagaries of the virus have ushered in nervousness, too.
Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.
Typecast from the outset, she was a star of movie musicals before she was out of her teens. But her big-screen career peaked when she was in her 20s.
Racing to beat NASA, an actress and a film director will blast off next month for the International Space Station, where they will film “The Challenge.”
In his latest film, Clint Eastwood drives across Mexico with a troubled young man and a combative rooster.
Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?
She explored her characters’ inner lives in movies like “Killer of Sheep” and “Bless Their Little Hearts,” independent works that grew out of the L.A. Rebellion movement.
In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness.
The genre dates back decades, when the films were made for segregated audiences. “The Harder They Fall” nods to the past but takes a new attitude altogether.
In many ways, her new film “Bruised” lets her assert control over how she appears onscreen. But first she had to win the job.
Our chief film critics look at the new season in the new abnormal, while remembering the lessons of cinema history. Are we on the cusp of a new era or will this too pass?
For their first writing reunion since “Good Will Hunting,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborated with the writer-director Nicole Holofcener on a period drama.
For “The French Dispatch,” the filmmakers set up shop in a real French city to create the setting for the movie’s fictional one.
Films by or about women stood out at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, though they represented only a fraction of the titles showcased.
An animated epic depicting a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago is being seen as a warning in a deeply divided country.
Julie Salamon, the author of a 1991 book about the filming of “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” returns to Hollywood history — and her own.
A former child star and ingénue, she has come into her own as a chronicler of despair. Will “The Power of the Dog” cap her career reinvention?
While other directors edited out the twin towers from movies at the time, Spike Lee worked the tragedy into a story originally about other things.
Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe star in the latest head trip from Paul Schrader, a story about betting on life.
After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.
The actor and musician has broken out past Hollywood’s stereotypical portrayals of Muslims. But does it matter if he’s the exception to the rule?
Whether he was doing his own stunts in action films or being nonchalant in literary adaptations, the actor was magnetic.
In Pablo Larraín’s unsettling film, Mariana Di Girolamo stars as a dancer who finds freedom through reggaeton dance.
Twenty years after 9/11, “Loose Change,” a landmark film for conspiracy theorists, still casts a shadow over our information landscape.
A movie about a female senator navigating a sex scandal felt revolutionary when a writer saw it in 2000. But its stab at feminism feels clumsy now.
The internet’s favorite mollusk is the subject of a new film. In the process of making it, she realized, “I was doing something that actually was very personal.”
“The Lost Daughter,” like “The White Lotus” and “Nine Perfect Strangers,” takes its characters on vacation but they’re hardly getting away.
In movies as different as “King Richard,” about Venus and Serena Williams’s father, and “Petite Maman,” filmmakers can’t stop thinking about children.
He was compared to Marlon Brando and James Dean for his acclaimed portrayals of tough, alienated characters, most memorably in Godard’s “Breathless.”
With box office numbers way down in the pandemic and streaming numbers hard to come by, the film industry is often unable to determine whether a movie is a hit or a miss.
Bernard Rose followed up his 1992 horror classic with a Beethoven biopic and four Tolstoy adaptations. Will the new sequel give him another shot?
After watching the world premiere, our columnist has a better idea of the risks and expectations as the film heads to the box office and awards season.
The Marvel superhero originated in comics filled with racist tropes. The creators of the new film made a list of the preconceptions they were up against and set out to conquer them.
The star of “Spencer” may be one of the few actresses with an inkling of what it’s like to be so often hounded by the paparazzi.