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Who’s Who in ‘The Post’: A Guide to the Players in a Pivotal Era

Who’s Who in ‘The Post’: A Guide to the Players in a Pivotal Era

The publisher Katharine Graham, left, and Meryl Streep portraying her in “The Post.”

Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’

Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’

Ben Whishaw voices the amiable bear in “Paddington 2.”

Review: ‘Eating Animals’ Skewers Factory Farming

Review: ‘Eating Animals’ Skewers Factory Farming

A scene from the documentary “Eating Animals,” directed by Christopher Quinn.

How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity

How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity

Why is Boseman the go-to actor to play icons like Black Panther or Jackie Robinson? The director Brian Helgeland says, “You just have that feeling that you’re around a strong person.”

Thrills, Tears and the Real Gone Girls of Cinema

Thrills, Tears and the Real Gone Girls of Cinema

A scene from “Bread” (1918), directed by Ida May Park, one of the pioneers in the BAMcinématek series.

Dear Movie Industry, We Have Thoughts

Dear Movie Industry, We Have Thoughts

Our chief film critics offer helpful suggestions to Hollywood power brokers about some of the biggest issues facing the industry. Clockwise from top left: Reese Witherspoon and Ava DuVernay; the rising power of Netflix; a scene from “Mudbound”; “Moonlight”; Harvey Weinstein; and “Isle of Dogs.”

This Year’s Oscars Belong to Strong Women in Fierce Roles

This Year’s Oscars Belong to Strong Women in Fierce Roles

Tough acts to follow: Clockwise from top left, Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Allison Janney in “I, Tonya”; Laurie Metcalf, left, and Saoirse Ronan in “Lady Bird”; and Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound.”

Can Ron Howard Save ‘Solo’?

Can Ron Howard Save ‘Solo’?

The director Ron Howard says he was interested in exploring the reckless, headstrong Han Solo’s origins because “I don’t naturally relate to that.”

How Snapchat Makes Mini Movies in Augmented Reality

How Snapchat Makes Mini Movies in Augmented Reality

Excerpts from the hot-coals storyboard.

These ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers Aim for the Heart

These ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers Aim for the Heart

Stormtrooper characters marched down the red carpet at the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Hollywood.

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

In the new film “I Feel Pretty,” Amy Schumer plays a cosmetics company peon who conks her head in a SoulCycle accident and awakens believing that she has miraculously become supermodel-hot.

Gérard Depardieu Under Investigation After Rape Accusation

Gérard Depardieu Under Investigation After Rape Accusation

Gérard Depardieu in 2017. A young actress has accused him of sexually assaulting her on two occasions.

Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

Under wraps: the Time’s Up organizers have not said what they’re planning for the Oscar ceremony.

France 2 Shelves Film Set During 2015 Paris Terror Attacks

France 2 Shelves Film Set During 2015 Paris Terror Attacks

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Bataclan concert hall during ceremonies for the second anniversary of the November 2015 terror attacks. A film romance set amid the attacks has been shelved.

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski Expelled From the Film Academy

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski Expelled From the Film Academy

Bill Cosby, left, and Roman Polanski, who both were expelled from the movie academy on Thursday.

Review: In ‘The Post,’ Democracy Survives the Darkness

Review: In ‘The Post,’ Democracy Survives the Darkness

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” has a deep cast, including, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bradley Whitford and Carrie Coon (seated).


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