Five Sci-Fi Classics, One Summer: How 1982 Shaped Our Present

“Blade Runner,” “E.T.,” “Tron,” “The Wrath of Khan” and “The Thing” all arrived that one season 40 years ago to become indelible and influential.

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How Five Sci-Fi Movies From 1982 Shaped Our Present

“Blade Runner,” “E.T.,” “Tron,” “The Wrath of Khan” and “The Thing” all arrived that one season 40 years ago to become indelible and influential.

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Streaming Has Won the Hollywood Debate. Is Best Picture Next?

A few years ago, the entertainment industry was arguing over whether movies on streaming services even counted as a film. Now, one is poised to win the Oscars’ top prize.

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We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

Why big-screen entertainment is no longer the essential American popular art form.

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Rachel Zegler, ‘West Side Story’ Star, Is Invited to the Oscars After All

On Sunday she revealed on Instagram that she had not been invited to the ceremony, prompting an outcry. She has since been added as a presenter.

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Oscars Rewind: The Last Time Jane Campion and Steven Spielberg Went Head-to-Head

The filmmakers are nominated for best director this year, just as they were in 1994. Back then, there wasn’t a clear favorite.

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Why I Still Love ‘West Side Story’

Yes, it has flaws. No, remaking it wasn’t a mistake.

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What Is ‘West Side Story’ Without Jerome Robbins? Chatty.

Justin Peck takes over choreographic duties in the Steven Spielberg adaptation of the 1957 musical in which words, not bodies, rule the screen.

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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Readers react to a guest essay that was critical of the remake of the movie. Also: Newark’s homeless; helping grieving children

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The ‘West Side Story’ Remake We Didn’t Need

We need the resources to craft our own stories, not more accurate retellings of narratives that weren’t even meant for us.

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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Opens to Tepid Box Office Receipts

Musicals often take time to build an audience, but can this remake, with little star power, compete with franchises and spectacles?

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‘West Side Story’ Review: In Love and War, 1957 Might Be Tonight

Steven Spielberg rediscovers the breathing, troubling essence of a classic, building a bold and current screen musical with no pretense to perfection.

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How ‘West Side Story’ Could Make (Even More) Oscar History

After premiering this week, the remake has vaulted into contention, with nominations possible for the film, director Steven Spielberg, Rita Moreno and others.

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The Great ‘West Side Story’ Debate

With the Steven Spielberg film coming soon, three critics, a playwright and a theater historian weigh in on whether the musical deserves a new hearing — and how.

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Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

The most important living American playwright has a number of new projects on the horizon — and plenty more to say about how to make and enjoy art in an era of ongoing turbulence.

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‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose Is Always Ready for Her Next Role

After dancing in ‘Hamilton’ and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg’s new musical adaptation, the actress has her sights on a part entirely her own.

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The ‘Jaws’ Shoot Was a Drama. Now It’s a Play.

The hit movie’s set was plagued by malfunctioning sharks and drunken feuds — perfect material for a night at the theater.

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U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

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Four Secrets About ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

As Steven Spielberg’s classic adventure celebrates its 40th anniversary, here are behind-the-scenes stories of dizzy rats, raucous boulders and friendly flies.

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‘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?

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‘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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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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