Charles Melton, ?May December? Breakout Star, Is Transformed

The ex-?Riverdale? star transformed himself for Todd Haynes?s new drama. As an actor, he?s caught between wanting to be seen and wanting to disappear.

Beyoncé?s ?Renaissance? Film: 4 Takeaways From the Premiere

The star skipped the red carpet and slipped into the celebrity-filled screening on Saturday night. But the movie pulls back the curtain ? a little.

?Fallen Leaves? Is the Rare Rom-Com That Makes Sense in Dark Times

Aki Kaurismaki?s ?Fallen Leaves? is both magical and despairing, born of what the Finnish auteur?s stars say is an unusual shooting approach.

What It?s Like to Work With Hayao Miyazaki

The anime master is a creature of habit who talks every day with his longtime producer, and keeps it more hands off with his regular composer.

?Rust? Killing Forces Hollywood to Make Choices on Guns

Real guns or replicas? Blank fire or special effects? The killing of a cinematographer on a film set has some in the industry rethinking their approach to firearms.

Disney Rejected Her a Few Times. The ?Wish? Director Just Kept Trying.

After she was finally hired by the studio, Fawn Veerasunthorn worked her way up the ranks, and has applied that lesson of perseverance to her new film.

France Scoffs at an Englishman?s ?Napoleon?

French critics considered Ridley Scott?s new biopic lazy, pointless, boring, migraine-inducing, too short and historically inaccurate. And that?s just to start.

?Terms of Endearment? at 40 and How It Helped One Writer

A writer remembers bonding with her mother over the film?s unusual mix of sorrow and laughter, a blend that helped immeasurably through painful loss.

?Maestro? Review: Leonard Bernstein?s Life of Ecstasy and Agony

As director and star, Bradley Cooper delivers an intimate portrait of the composer and his many private and public selves.

Rob Reiner Teases Details of ?Spinal Tap? Sequel

Speaking on a podcast this week, the director said Paul McCartney and Elton John will appear in the film, among other real musical stars.

?Past Lives? and Lily Gladstone Win Big at the Gotham Awards

The movie prize season kicks off with honors for the A24 drama and for the star of ?The Unknown Country? (who?s better known for ?Killers of the Flower Moon?).

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now

A rom-com in space, a coming-of-age quest and a high-tech birthing plan are among the films worth checking out this month.

Suzanne Shepherd, Actress Known for Playing Mothers, Dies at 89

After establishing herself as a teacher, she started a prolific screen acting career in her 50s that included roles in ?Goodfellas? and ?The Sopranos.?

?Smoke Sauna Sisterhood? Review: Women, Uninterrupted

In Anna Hints?s bewitching documentary, Estonian smoke saunas beget a sweaty purification process ? one that?s revealed to be more than skin deep.

?Against the Tide? Review: Tales of the Sea

Sarvnik Kaur?s breathtaking documentary about Indigenous fishermen in Mumbai brings to life an ecosystem wrecked by corporate greed and climate change.

?Frybread Face and Me? Review: Reservation Summer

An 11-year-old boy from San Diego goes to live with his Navajo grandmother and spends time with his cousin.

Joss Ackland, Busy, Versatile Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies at 95

He was a villain in ?Lethal Weapon 2,? C.S. Lewis on TV in ?Shadowlands? and Falstaff onstage in ?Henry IV? ? and had a cameo in a Pet Shop Boys video.

?Napoleon? Review: A Lumpy, Grumpy Little Man

Joaquin Phoenix is oddly mesmerizing as the French emperor in Ridley Scott?s historical epic charting his rise and ruin.

?Menus-Plaisirs ? Les Troisgros? Review: A Beautiful Collaboration

For his 44th documentary, Frederick Wiseman journeys to the French countryside to examine the workings of a family-owned, Michelin-starred restaurant.

Napoleon Didn?t Really Shoot Cannons at Egypt?s Pyramids

But scholars say that a trailer for Ridley Scott?s new film draws attention to the French emperor?s complex and lasting legacy on the study of Egypt?s cultural heritage.

?Monster? Review: Uncovering a Mother-Son Japanese Mystery

This drama from Hirokazu Kore-eda traces a series of events from the perspectives of a single mother, her preteen son and his fifth-grade teacher.

?Cypher? Review: Tierra Whack in a Twisty Music Documentary

A biographical look at the Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack takes a hard left turn.

Watch a Thanksgiving Day Tirade in ?Maestro?

The director Bradley Cooper discusses a one-shot scene involving an argument between conductor Leonard Bernstein (played by Cooper) and his wife (Carey Mulligan).

?Maestro? | Anatomy of a Scene

The director Bradley Cooper narrates a sequence from the film in which he stars alongside Carey Mulligan.

Hallmark Christmas Movies Are Falling for Europe

More and more of the cozy Christmas movies on Hallmark and Lifetime are set on the continent. But onscreen, it?s a Europe doused in holiday magic.

?Buena Vista Social Club,? Gets Another Life as a Musical

The best-selling album turned veteran Cuban musicians into global stars and inspired a documentary almost 30 years ago. Now it?s an Off Broadway musical.

?Leo? Review: Adam Sandler as a Gruff Lizard, Dishing Advice

Adam Sandler plays a gruff old lizard who dishes out advice to fifth graders in this animated comedy.

?Wish,? With Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine: Disney on Ice

Celebrating Disney?s 100th anniversary, the animated musical starring Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine, is a reminder of the studio?s vaunted past.

?Genie? Review: Melissa McCarthy, Granting Unlimited Wishes

Melissa McCarthy grants unlimited magical requests in this holiday fantasy film.

?The Boy and the Heron? Review: Hayao Miyazaki Has a Question for You

The anime filmmaker returns at 82 with the enigmatic tale of a boy growing up amid war and fear, much as the director did.

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