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    As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable

    As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable


    The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, where “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is filmed. The CBS show is among those that could be hurt if movie and television writers go on...

    By Tuesday, TV and movie writers could create the entertainment industry’s first major work stoppage in a decade. But differences between the business climates now and then offer hope for a deal.
    On DVD: Witches, Beasts, Sorcerers: The Gothic Horror of Michael Reeves

    On DVD: Witches, Beasts, Sorcerers: The Gothic Horror of Michael Reeves


    Amanda Donohoe and Chris Pitt in Ken Russell’s “The Lair of the White Worm” (1988), which was directly influenced by the darkly magical work of Michael...

    As a director, Reeves specialized in a florid brand of British gothic. And Ken Russell paid homage to that style.
    Cate Blanchett to Star in ‘All About Eve’ in London

    Cate Blanchett to Star in ‘All About Eve’ in London


    Cate Blanchett in Chekhov’s “The Present,” on Broadway in December. She will star in a staging of “All About Eve” directed by Ivo van...

    This stage version of the 1950 film, which will be adapted and directed by Ivo van Hove, is planned for the West End in spring 2018.
    Film Series in NYC This Week

    Film Series in NYC This Week


    Donald Pleasence plays a disquieting town doctor in the Ted Kotcheff feature “Wake in Fright,” showing on Monday at Film Forum. See listing...

    Our guide to film series and special screenings.

    This Week’s Movies: April 28, 2017


    Critics review “The Circle,” “Casting JonBenet” and “Obit" for The New York...

    Critics review “The Circle,” “Casting JonBenet” and “Obit" for The New York Times.
    Review: ‘Casting JonBenet’ Revisits a 1996 Murder

    Review: ‘Casting JonBenet’ Revisits a 1996 Murder


    Hannah Cagwin in “Casting JonBenet,” a nonfiction movie directed by Kitty...

    In a conceptual exercise, actors audition for roles in the celebrated case as a way of showing how people are still preoccupied by it.
    An Artist Who Talks Fast but Makes Meditative Films

    An Artist Who Talks Fast but Makes Meditative Films


    The artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, in front of a video image of his grandmother, in “with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4” at the Clearing in...

    Korakrit Arunanondchai’s multimedia work includes a man-sized rat suit, a grandmother’s possessions and thoughts on extinction.
    Review: ‘A Dark Song’ Soaked in Sorcery and a Woman’s Grief

    Review: ‘A Dark Song’ Soaked in Sorcery and a Woman’s Grief


    Catherine Walker, right, portrays a mother who has hired a reluctant occultist, Steve Oram, left, to help her contact her dead...

    This intense debut feature from the Irish director Liam Gavin, with its spare style, is a marriage of acting and atmosphere.
    Review: ‘Nise,’ the Therapist Who Resisted Lobotomies

    Review: ‘Nise,’ the Therapist Who Resisted Lobotomies


    Glória Pires plays a real-life doctor who used painting as a form of psychotherapy in “Nise: The Heart of...

    A drama from Brazil about a psychiatrist who defied medical orthodoxy and treated patients with paint brushes instead of spikes and electroshock therapy.
    James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award


    James Earl Jones in his most recent Broadway performance, a 2015 revival of “The Gin Game,” opposite Cicely Tyson. He will be recognized this year with a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in...

    Mr. Jones, 86, has appeared in 20 Broadway plays since 1958 and has won two Tony Awards, for “The Great White Hope” in 1969 and “Fences” in 1987.
    James Gunn, Guardian of the ‘Guardians’ Franchise

    James Gunn, Guardian of the ‘Guardians’ Franchise


    James Gunn said that during the filming of the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” he feared that he might be making “Pluto Nash...

    The director wasn’t sold on the idea at first. “A talking raccoon — that’s a stupid idea,” he thought. Now? “I love the raccoon as much as I love my family.”

    Jonathan Demme: The Director’s Seven Career-Defining Movies


    A look at some of the filmmaker’s most noteworthy films, from “Melvin and Howard” to “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Rachel Getting...

    A look at some of the filmmaker’s most noteworthy films, from “Melvin and Howard” to “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Rachel Getting Married.”
    Madonna Criticizes Planned Film About Her Early Years

    Madonna Criticizes Planned Film About Her Early Years


    Madonna in the East Village in 1983, shortly before her first single came out. A new feature film about that time of her life, “Blond Ambition,” is set to be made by Universal...

    “Only I can tell my story,” Madonna said in reaction to “Blond Ambition,” a biopic in the works about her years in gritty 1980s New York.
    Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive

    Orson Welles’s Diaries and Scripts Head to Archive


    Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles in their 1965 film, “Chimes at Midnight.” Welles’s heavily annotated script for the film is among the items newly acquired by the University of Michigan from his youngest daughter, Beatrice...

    Letters and diaries from a young Welles, along with unpublished scripts, have been acquired by the University of Michigan.
    ‘Avatar’ Sequels Are Given Release Dates (Again)

    ‘Avatar’ Sequels Are Given Release Dates (Again)


    Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and Jake Sully (voiced by Sam Worthington) in the 2009 film...

    Four follow-ups to James Cameron’s sci-fi spectacle are scheduled, with the first to be released in December 2020.
    Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray.

    Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray.


    Andrea Logan White and David A.R. White at the party following the premiere of “The Case for...

    A faith-based entertainment company is making a bid for the mainstream with movies like “The Case For Christ” and binge-able television and web series.