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Thursday, December 9, 2021

‘Joy Womack: The White Swan’ Review: When Success Is a Stretch by Ben Kenigsberg

This documentary chronicles an American ballet dancer’s efforts to become a star in Russia.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

‘The God Committee’ Review: At a Hospital, Judgment Day by Ben Kenigsberg

In this drama starring Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles as cardiovascular surgeons, doctors have one hour to choose a heart transplant recipient.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

‘Beats’ Review: A Last Hurrah, and a First Trip by Ben Kenigsberg

Set in Scotland in 1994, the film tells a tender, moody story of friendship.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Critic’s Pick: ‘If the Dancer Dances’ Review: An Inheritance in Motion by Ben Kenigsberg

Maia Wechsler’s documentary goes backstage with dancers in a revival of Merce Cunningham’s “RainForest” as they learn to move from those who knew the groundbreaking choreographer.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

‘Arctic’ Review: Madness in a Frozen Wasteland by Ben Kenigsberg

Mads Mikkelsen, doing his rugged best, stars in this survival tale.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Netflix Put a Movie in Theaters. Good Luck Finding It. by Ben Kenigsberg

The service showed the Coens’ “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” on the big screen before streaming it. But the run — four days in three American theaters — frustrated film fans.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Does It Matter if You See a Film in a Theater or at Home? by Ben Kenigsberg and Jason Bailey

Cannes and Netflix clashed over this question, so we asked our critics to debate the pros and cons. Where do you stand?

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review: ‘Django’ Distills a Perilous Musical Moment by Ben Kenigsberg

In occupied France, the spotlight falls on a jazz guitar genius trying to escape the Nazis.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer Movie Release Schedule 2017 by Ben Kenigsberg

Whatever your taste — comedies, documentaries, historical dramas, effects spectaculars — movie theaters have something to offer you this season.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: In Hal Hartley’s ‘Ned Rifle,’ Closure for a Son and a Series by Ben Kenigsberg

The final piece of the director’s satirical trilogy centers on a teenager’s odyssey to find and kill his father.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Match,’ Starring Patrick Stewart as a Dance Instructor by Ben Kenigsberg

In “Match,” Patrick Stewart plays a dance professor at Juilliard who becomes involved in a confrontation with a woman interviewing him for her dissertation and her husband.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie Review: ‘Life of an Actress: The Musical,’ With Orfeh by Ben Kenigsberg

“Life of an Actress: The Musical” tells of three performers connected by their aspirations and their moneymaking jobs — at a diner.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Movie Review: In ‘Stage Fright,’ a Killer at Theater Camp by Ben Kenigsberg

“Stage Fright” is a musical farce about a serial killer stalking the young campers at a summer getaway for aspiring theater stars.

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