Inside Anthony Hopkins’s Unexpected Win at the Oscars

The actor offered to accept via Zoom but the academy said no. Still, he won because of a release strategy that ensured his film would peak at the last minute.

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Red Carpet or Not, Film Festivals Roll On

Fresh leadership and veteran instincts helped keep film festivals running during the pandemic. The leaders of the major festivals speak about how.

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Shaka King Goes to Hollywood

How the “Judas and the Black Messiah” filmmaker went from outsider to trailblazer with a studio movie about the Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

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After the First Virtual Sundance, Four Writers Compare Notes

What worked online? What didn’t? And which films stood out? When you’re watching from home, feel-good movies don’t always have the same effect.

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Sundance 2021 Guide: Bundle Up and Settle in on Your Sofa

Now that the film festival has gone virtual, you can watch like an insider. But where do you start? If you liked previous hits from Park City, try these new entries.

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Watch a New Short From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

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Sundance Film Festival Forges Ahead, Led With ‘Warrior Spirit’

Since taking over as the film festival’s director, Tabitha Jackson has had to figure out how to hold a cinema showcase during a pandemic. Her virtual solution starts Thursday.

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Sundance Goes Virtual With a More Accessible 2021 Lineup

Among the 72 feature films chosen for the slimmed-down festival are a Tessa Thompson racial-issues drama and a music documentary from Questlove.

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In Hollywood, Women Are Seen as ‘a Risk’

Marielle Heller is an acclaimed director and now, with her role in “The Queen’s Gambit,” a breakout actor. So why is she still offered 30 to 40 percent less pay than a man?

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‘Cuties’ Sparks a Firestorm, Again, After Its Netflix Release

Several members of Congress have weighed in on the award-winning film, including to call for its removal from Netflix or a Justice Department investigation.

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