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Film Study Finds Number of Female Protagonists Down 5 Percent

Photo Queen Latifah, left, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith in “Girls Trip.” Credit Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures Last year was a banner for women...

On Second Thought: Is Woody Allen a Great Filmmaker? Discuss

But relitigating the abuse charges is a way of avoiding the real work, which is the endless, not always pleasant task of interpreting Mr....

Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins

Crazy to me that, in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, we're still cool with Kobe Bryant being called on as the elder statesman...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ and ‘The...

Photo Spelman College’s class of 1898, as seen in “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” Credit Spelman College Enjoy...

Time’s Up Descends on Baftas as ‘Three Billboards’ Wins 5 Awards

The best supporting actress award went to Allison Janney, who also won a Golden Globe for her role as the mother of Tonya Harding,...

I Took 7th Graders to See ‘Black Panther.’ Here’s What They...

Seven seventh graders arrived at the theater, excited. There were braces and glasses, sneakers and hoodies, teasing and giggles — all the trappings of...

‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

There was never any doubt that “Black Panther” would rock the North American box office. Kevin Feige, the prodigy who runs Marvel, and Alan...

Did You Watch ‘Black Panther’ This Weekend? Let’s Talk Spoilers

Now that the director Ryan Coogler and the production designer Hannah Beachler have put an afrofuturist paradise on Marvel’s chessboard, the question is what...

What’s on TV Sunday: The Baftas and the N.B.A. All-Star Game

Photo The seating plan for the 2018 British Academy Film Awards. Credit Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images “The Shape of Water” leads the way at the...

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Medicine for Melancholy’ and ‘Tragedy Girls’

Photo Tracey Heggins and Wyatt Cenac in “Medicine for Melancholy.” Credit David Bornfriend/IFC Films A brief love affair turns into a day of wonder in...

Your Week in Culture: Ed Harris, Anna Deavere Smith, the Stone’s...

Together, these interviews expose the discrimination and injustice behind the school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged youths from the classroom into incarceration. Ms. Smith gives...

A Multiplex Where ‘Black Panther’ Plays Next Door to Experimental Music

And one strategy that has paid off is the combination of film and live music. The Wordless Music Orchestra, for example, performs scores at...

Critics Lap Up Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

Photo “Isle of Dogs” is a return to stop-motion animation for Wes Anderson after “Fantastic Mr. Fox” from 2009. Credit Twentieth Century Fox The Berlin...

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Irreplaceable You’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

Photo Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman in "Irreplaceable You." Credit Linda Kallerus/Netflix It’s a busy weekend for streaming services, as Netflix premieres a romantic comedy,...

Streaming: ‘Night of the Living Dead’: Zombies Restored to Their Full...

And it does, in fact, look amazing. “Night of the Living Dead” broke new horror ground with its story of a group of strangers...

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth

Disney, which has been on a box office tear, decided several years ago to make a concerted effort to promote diversity and equality on...

Sidelined, but Not Forgotten

By MEKADO MURPHY, MANOHLA DARGIS and A. O. SCOTT | Feb. 15, 2018 | 2:26 In the 1930s and '40s, great black actors like Theresa...

4 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Photo The documentarian St. Clair Bourne during the filming of “The Black and the Green.” Credit Roy Lewis, via First Run Features Our guide to...

N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

“Celebrity and name recognition is currency in Hollywood,” said Todd Boyd, a cinema and media studies professor at the University of Southern California. Mr....

Review: ‘Early Man’ Is a Very Funny Trip to the Past

The movie swears allegiance to that halcyon, carefree world, where humor is a matter of laughing with rather than at. The laws of gravity...

‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open Berlin Film Festival. But Has it...

Some critics have argued in recent years that this expansiveness has come at the cost of curatorial selectiveness and prestige, causing the festival to...

Review: In ‘Western,’ German Workers Fan Tensions in a Bulgarian Town

Photo Meinhard Neumann and Syuleyman Alilov Letifov in “Western,” directed by Valeska Grisebach. Credit Cinema Guild The title of Valeska Grisebach’s beautifully complicated, rigorously straightforward...

Review: ‘Nostalgia’ Asks Why We Keep Things

Photo Jon Hamm as Will in “Nostalgia,” directed by Mark Pellington. Credit Bleecker Street Mark Pellington’s “Nostalgia” is the kind of heartfelt wallow that you...

Review: A London Night Goes Wrong in ‘The Party’

Photo Kristin Scott Thomas as Janet in Sally Potter’s movie “The Party.” Credit Nicola Dove/Roadside Attractions Timothy Spall looks so defeated in “The Party” it’s...

Review: ‘Honor Up’ Offers a Raw View of Gangster Life

Photo Daniel Jenkins and Stacey Dash in “Honor Up.” Credit Lionsgate Home Entertainment The hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash has been producing and directing motion pictures...

Review: In ‘The Housemaid,’ Twisted Love and Angry Ghosts in Vietnam

Photo Nhung Kate in “The Housemaid.” Credit IFC Midnight Mixing a lathered-up love triangle with a ghostly murder-mystery, Derek Nguyen’s “The Housemaid” wraps a painful...

The Carpetbagger: The Agony, Absurdity and Ecstasy of the Oscar for...

This year’s batch of nominations contains names that will be familiar to any Oscar devotee, and the writers of three of the five songs...

You Explain What’s Truly Great About ‘The Greatest Showman’

Hey Stephanie I truly appreciate your honesty and your openness to hear why people love Showman. Over to you all ... HJ @GreatestShowman @nytimeshttps://t.co/5sV8R7g4CmShe...

Coming Soon to a Stage Near You: Yesteryear’s Movies

Mr. Goode said that he had initially been resistant to the idea of working from film sources because of a “cultural misunderstanding” of the...

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