|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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