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Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan in


Daddy’s Lethal Girl Ventures Into the Big, Bad World

A girl in the wilds of Finland is raised to be a highly efficient killing machine.
Michelle Williams plays a member of a caravan of pioneer families traveling through the Oregon Territory in 1845 in


Out on the Frontier, Bringing All That Baggage With Them

Michelle Williams portrays a member of a pioneer family crossing Oregon Territory in “Meek’s Cutoff,” directed by Kelly Reichardt.
Greta Gerwig and Russell Brand in


A Lush Life Revisited, With Nanny on Board

A remake of the 1981 comedy “Arthur” stars Russell Brand in the Dudley Moore role of the boozy billionaire.
James Franco, left, Zooey Deschanel, and Danny McBride in


They Huffed and Puffed and Waited to Exhale

A pot-infused fantasy of medieval times, “Your Highness” is a tale of two brothers, one of them a hero.
Artists without boundaries: From left, Scott B and Beth B, Diego Cortez, Lydia Lunch, Johnny O'Kane, Bill Rice and Adele Bertei in


That ’80s Moment When Nothing and (Almost) Everything Mattered

The documentary “Blank City” looks at iconoclastic downtown New York filmmakers in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
Keanu Reeves in


Man Needs Caffeine Jolt or Reversal of Fortune

Keanu Reeves portrays a rudderless tollbooth worker who finds himself plotting a life of crime in the muted comedy “Henry’s Crime.”
Alexander David in


The Anguish of Identity

Joao Pedro Rodrigues’s film “To Die Like a Man” is both an unsentimental examination of Lisbon’s drag clubs and a surreal phantasmagoria sprinkled with enigmatic symbols.
Uma Thurman and Lee Pace in


Here Comes the Bride, a Wedding Crasher in Pursuit

A lopsided love triangle emerges when a privileged pair, portrayed by Uma Thurman and Lee Pace, find their wedding has been crashed by Michael Angarano.

A Girl Moves Toward Adulthood

“Kati With an I,” Robert Greene’s endearing documentary, finds virtue in vagueness and significance in the everyday.

News & Features

Moviegoers at the Park Avenue Theater in New York in 1946. The complete cinema experience involved, once upon a time, an audience.

Out There in the Dark, All Alone

Movies, once a collective experience, are now often seen in solitude, on digital devices. Has something been lost?
Kelly Bush is breaking with the idea of publicists as gatekeepers. Instead, in this TMZ era, she dives right into controversy.

A Publicist Who Sees No Need to Duck Calls

Kelly Bush, in your face and sure of herself, is helping to change the way P.R. is done among the top players in Hollywood.
An installation view of


Behind the Wizard’s Wand: Making the Harry Potter Films

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition,” opening Tuesday at Discovery Times Square, demonstrates how an imagined world is brought to life by meticulous attention to detail.
Rose Kuo, executive director, and Richard Pe?a, program director, in the Film Society of Lincoln Center's new space.

Poised for Releases: 2 New Screens at Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is close to completing a theater complex that constitutes the first new uptown art house in decades.


A crowd scene from Cecil B. DeMille's 1956


When DeMille Parted the Red Sea

Cecil B. DeMille’s “Ten Commandments” is getting appropriately colossal treatment in honor of its 55th anniversary.

Photos & Video

VIDEO: Critics’ Picks: ‘The French Connection’
A. O. Scott looks back at William Friedkin’s 1971 drama starring Gene Hackman.
VIDEO: Anatomy of a Scene: ‘Hanna’
The director Joe Wright narrates a scene from the action thriller “Hanna,” starring Saoirse Ronan.
VIDEO: A Grand Transformation in ‘Arthur’
Jason Winer, the director of “Arthur,” narrates a look at a scene shot inside Grand Central Terminal.
SLIDE SHOW: Blazing a Trail
Images from Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff.”

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