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His controversial anti-abortion documentary, professing to show a fetus expressing pain, became a formidable weapon for abortion opponents.
He pulled off an upset when “Shakespeare in Love” won best picture 20 years ago, though in retrospect he may not have been the underdog he seemed at the time.
J.R.R. Tolkien — the artist, the writer, the scholar — is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum. The show is a comprehensive view of his alternate reality.
A segment directed by Mr. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was dropped from “Berlin, I Love You,” under what producers described as pressure from investors and distributors.
The tech giant put “too much focus” on art-house fare, said Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios. It will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including “sexy date-night movies.”
Borders, formerly president of the WNBA, is leaving Time’s Up for family reasons after four months in the position.
“Eighth Grade,” written by Bo Burnham, won for original screenplay, while Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won adapted screenplay for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Here’s a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor.
Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech,” is in charge of the lavish effort behind “Roma.”
A look at how the producers of the telecast are dealing with the inclusion of four categories previously relegated to commercial breaks.
The costly James Cameron-produced sci-fi movie avoided total disaster. But it failed to invigorate what continues to be a lackluster movie year.
“The Wandering Earth” proves that China can make a sci-fi blockbuster as awash in murky computer imagery and stupefying exposition as any in Hollywood.
“Wings of Desire” and “Downfall” were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz’s long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.
Giving these shorts their due in a separate ceremony would make the main event swifter and stronger, argues the Carpetbagger.
With few colleagues of color in the four big agencies, these representatives have an impact on what is produced. But they also face isolation and other barriers.
Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.
Classical concerts, children’s film series and a festival where technology meets art are among the events that can keep young minds occupied (and having fun) through a school sabbatical and beyond.
The brash saxophonist performs at the Apollo; Season 2 of “At Home With Amy Sedaris" begins; and the Spanish dancer returns to Manhattan.
In a week that brought a bounty of new clips, promos for “Yesterday,” “Chlid’s Play” and “Ma” stood out; the one for “Aladdin” raised eyebrows.
The director Mike Mitchell discusses how these familiar characters ended up on the wrong side of the bricks.
The director Mike Mitchell narrates a sequence from his film.
This New Zealand comedy by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami adds some welcome irreverence to the homogenized mix of Netflix comedies.
Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1960s movie, made with a virtually unlimited budget and the backing of the Soviet state, comes to Lincoln Center this weekend.
Our 52 Places Traveler thought she could rely on downloads as armor against the unknowns of global travel. That’s not how it went down.
The decision to present certain Oscars during a commercial break has drawn a stinging rebuke from those in Hollywood.
The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.
The film is one of Hong Sang-soo’s most visually arresting movies, even if it doesn’t quite overcome the slightness that characterizes the director’s work.
None would go on the record, but these members of the academy did reveal their candid opinions — and biases. News flash: It’s not all about merit.
This documentary about the singer-songwriter Peter Grudzien is a haunting portrait of what it means to burn bright, then die alone.
This documentary on the Florida school shooting makes the massacre immediate in a way that sometimes gets lost in news coverage or political debates.
This joyous documentary follows the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba for a celebration of musical history and common bonds.
In this sequel to the 2017 slasher film, a college student tries to understand why she keeps reliving her murder by undertaking a grand self-help course.
Jamie Bell’s solid performance does little to improve this violent, one-dimensional wallow in Midwestern miserabilism.
Dwayne Johnson helped produce this charming comedy about a family of professional wrestlers, their chops, drops and drama.
This unhinged comedy shines a spotlight on a family’s maladjusted dynamics.
The Oscar nominee explored lesbian attraction in two 2018 films and found that after mainly male-oriented movies, acting opposite women is “unbelievably refreshing.”
This London adaptation of the Oscar-winning satire, starring a misused Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is like a horror movie without a pulse.
After releasing a much-criticized promo for “Aladdin,” Disney bounces back with a thrilling teaser for “Frozen II.”
The film’s treatment of Don Shirley’s sexuality belies the difficult realities that gay men of color like Jussie Smollett face to this day.