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- Dec 12 20164 minutes
La La Land, a Truly Modern Hollywood Musical, Strikes All the Best Chords
LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
Video Games Do Guilt Better Than Any Other Art
The idea that motion pictures can be works of art has been around since the 1920s, and it hasn’t really been disputed since. It’s easy to see why—cinema shares characteristics with theater in terms of acting, direction, music, set design, narrative,
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
The 10 Best Movies
1. Moonlight ES A love story, a mother-and-son story, a story about being closed off from the world until you realize there’s no way forward unless you join it. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight engages on multiple levels, but it’s also a work of astonishing
- Dec 26 20161 minute
Isabelle Huppert Sexier Than Ever At 63
THE FRENCH FILM GODDESS IS STILL STEAMING UP THE SCREEN IN ELLE AND THINGS TO COME. BONJOUR, OSCAR?
- Dec 11 20162 minutes
“We Worked on It Separately and Then We Met in the Ring.”
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
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THE ACTOR, 43, STARS IN NETFLIX’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
- Dec 25 20163 minutes
The Ten Best Movies Of The Year
In a year that featured standout documentaries and a truly modern Western, a musical (yes, a musical) topped them all.
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Catching Up With... Ben Affleck
KARA WARNER You both directed and starred in the gangster drama Live by Night. Does that make it hard not to take the film or character home with you? I think about the movie until I go to sleep, then I usually dream about it, and it’s the first th
- Jan 9 20172 minutes
Netflix For Film Nerds
If you know your Rossellini from your Kurosawa, FilmStruck might be the streaming service for you.
- Sep 19 20164 minutes
Emily Blunt’s Deep Dive
EMILY BLUNT HAS COME A LONG WAY FROM HER STARMAKING TURN AS a Louboutin-loving fashionista in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. To play the lead role in The Girl on the Train, out Oct. 7, she had to deglamorize like never before. “Talk about no makeup,”
- Dec 12 20161 minute
La La Land: Haters Shall Be Lovers
Stephanie Zacharek The world is full of people who announce loudly and often how much they hate musicals and how it’s unrealistic for performers to burst into song: “No one ever does that in real life!” Exactly. These people and their droning logic
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Oscars 2017: How Trump's Election is Affecting the Race
Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and more are likely to bag Academy Award nominations.
- Feb 13 20174 minutes
Studios were set for a jump in China’s quota on U.S. films this year. Then came President Trump | “There is a disconnect between what Trump…might want to do and what Hollywood wants”
- Jan 9 20171 minute
Catching Up With... James Franco
KARA WARNER You go head-to-head with Bryan Cranston in your new comedy Why Him? What was your favorite day on-set? One of the main reasons I did it was to work with Bryan. I think a lot of people forget that he came from comedy and how funny he is.
- Jan 3 201712 minutes
27 Movies To Look Forward To In 2017
There will be sequels, superheroes, and Star Wars, but there’s plenty more on the horizon, too.
- Feb 22 20174 minutes
Why Netflix Will Release Martin Scorsese’s Next Film
A $100 million gangster epic starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci has become too risky a proposition for major studios.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
The actor, 67, plays an austere British grandmother in A Monster Calls, a fantasy drama (see review, right) about a boy who summons an imaginary monster to help him cope with death.
- Jan 30 20171 minute
THE ACTOR, 49, STARS IN THE NEW MOVIE XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
- Dec 27 20163 minutes
Remembering Carrie Fisher
The iconic actress, writer, and comedian—who died at the age of 60—was the kind of star Hollywood only sees once in a lifetime.
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Mel Brooks On The Making Of ‘Young Frankenstein’
More than 40 years after “Young Frankenstein” premiered, director Mel Brooks is out with a book about the making of his monster hit.
- Jan 17 20173 minutes
Will Hollywood Learn From Hidden Figures’s Success?
The film is poised to gross at least $100 million on a comparatively small budget—yet another reminder that audiences will pay to see diverse stories.
- Jan 2 20171 minute
Catching Up With... Andrew Garfield
KARA WARNER In your new movie Silence, you play a 17th-century Portuguese missionary. How did you wrap your mind around the film’s themes of faith and religion? The movie explores the very profound questions of “What are we doing here? How do we liv
- Dec 11 20162 minutes
“I Feel Like I’m Going to Have a Breakdown.”
JESSICA CHASTAIN IN MISS SLOANE.
- Aug 22 20165 minutes
Off-Key, But on Point
Meryl Streep shows the power of a middle-aged dreamer in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins
- Feb 24 20175 minutes
Why Are They 'Stars'?
Celebrities are celestial because of Shakespeare. And because of Chaucer. And because of the weird workings of the movie camera.
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
BEETLEJUICE, BATMAN AND BURGERS WITH JACK NICHOLSON: THE ACTOR NOW STARRING IN THE FOUNDER LOOKS BACK ON FOUR DECADES IN SHOWBIZ
- Feb 5 20174 minutes
Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi mines a bygone American classic to tell a compelling story about Iran—and America—today.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Changing The Face Of Hollywood Jimmy O. Yang
After starting out as a stand-up comedian in college, the Chinese immigrant, 29, now stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley and will be appearing alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Boston bombing film Patriots Day.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
The Oa’s Brit Marling Meet Tv’s New Breakout Star
HOW THE ACTRESS REWROTE THE RULES FOR MAKING IT BIG IN HOLLYWOOD
- Sep 19 20161 minute
Disney’s Next Heroine: The Anti-Princess
E.B. PARTWAY THROUGH MOANA, AN animated musical due out Nov. 23, the titular character’s traveling companion, a tattooed demigod named Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), refers to her as a princess. “I am not a princess,” Moana says. “If yo