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Monday, March 5, 2018

What Frances McDormand Meant by an ‘Inclusion Rider’ at the Oscars by Cara Buckley and Daniel Victor

Ms. McDormand, who mentioned the contract provision as she accepted the best actress Oscar, said she just learned about it two weeks ago.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer by Cara Buckley

The actor, favored to win an Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” also responds to critics of his racist-cop character.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Christopher Plummer Talks Frankly About Replacing Kevin Spacey by Cara Buckley

Up for an Oscar for playing J. Paul Getty, a part that initially went to Mr. Spacey, Mr. Plummer recalls thinking: “To hell with it, I’m doing it.”

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

In Disney’s Seedy Shadow, the Magic and Hardship of ‘The Florida Project’ by Cara Buckley

With his latest film, the director Sean Baker continues his look at people on the margins of American society, stories he isn’t seeing in cinema.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Carpetbagger: Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Talking to Meryl Streep the Other Day by Cara Buckley

As he moves into film, the “Hamilton” star gets tips from Hollywood royalty and eyes EGOT status, something he says he never set his sights on.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Carpetbagger: Denzel Washington, the Oscars and Race by Cara Buckley

The actor, nominated for “Fences,” discusses bringing more of August Wilson’s work to the screen. And he finds a path to social progress.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’s’ Damien Chazelle Wins Directors Guild Award by Cara Buckley

On another night of political acceptance speeches, the prize adds to the film’s momentum as it heads into the Oscars.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’ Takes Top Prize at the Producers Guild Awards by Cara Buckley

The honors, which are known as strong predictors of the Oscars, also went to the nonfiction “O.J.: Made in America” and the animated “Zootopia.”

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’ Has an Oscars Edge: Its Hollywoodness by Cara Buckley

As academy members consider high-profile categories, signs point toward this festival darling winning the best-picture award.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Carpetbagger: For Critics’ Prizes, ‘La La Land’ Leads a Three-Way Race by Cara Buckley

“Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight” are making strong showings, too. But the industry awards will be the real indicators.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Disney’s ‘Moana’ Surpasses ‘Frozen’ in Pre-Thanksgiving Box Office by Cara Buckley

The studio’s new animated movie did better on Wednesday, its first day of release, than Disney’s blockbuster did upon its debut in the same period in 2013.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

TimesTalks: Damian Lewis by Cara Buckley

See acclaimed British star of stage and screen Damian Lewis talk about his career in such television hits as Homeland and Wolf Hall, in films like Dreamcatcher and Romeo and Juliet, and on s…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew by Cara Buckley

After more than four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he created and which, in turn, created him, the public radio legend is retiring.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Carpetbagger: ‘Spotlight’ Wins Big at a Diverse Indie Spirits Ceremony by Cara Buckley

Awards were spread around as “Beasts of No Nation,” “Tangerine” and “Carol” also collected trophies.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore: Sisterhood (and Friendship) Is Powerful by Cara Buckley

The actresses bring their personal chemistry to “Miss You Already,” a film about best friends facing an illness that threaten one of them.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Female Producers and Directors Mean Female Crew Members, Film Study Finds by Cara Buckley

Gender affects hiring behind the scenes, according to an academic report.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Small Gains for Female Playwrights by Cara Buckley

Roughly one-fifth of the productions staged at hundreds of theaters nationwide over the past three seasons were written by women, according to a new study.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Carpetbagger: ‘Into the Woods': Emily Blunt on Singing for Stephen Sondheim by Cara Buckley

The actress talks about naming her nameless character and singing in front of Stephen Sondheim.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Carpetbagger: Sondheim’s Plea to a Director: Just Get ‘Into the Woods’ Made by Cara Buckley

Rob Marshall promised the Broadway legend and his collaborator, James Lapine, that the long-gestating adaptation would finally see the big screen.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Emmanuelle Seigner Finds a Mature Role in ‘Venus in Fur’ by Cara Buckley

Emmanuelle Seigner dislikes high heels but found a perfect fit playing the sultry Vanda in the film version of “Venus in Fur,” directed by her husband, Roman Polanski.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

ArtsBeat: Washington Company Cancels Russian Theater Festival by Cara Buckley

The Woolly Mammoth Theater Company said Russian funding had been withdrawn and corporate sponsorship was hard to find.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Agnes Varis Trust to Give $3 Million to Gibney Dance by Cara Buckley

The gift is earmarked to fund the restoration of 36,000 square feet at 280 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

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