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Ryan Murphy takes on the Broadway hit “The Prom,” with help from Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Keegan-Michael Key.
Spike Lee joins forces with David Byrne for a joyous concert movie that rocks and delights, sending you high and then higher.
Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland near the end of her life, when she grasped onto one more comeback and one last chance.
Ralph Fiennes directs this biographical look at the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s early life, including his 1961 defection to the West.
Bradley Cooper, in the third remake of the movie, tells a story of men, women and male sacrifice that has been portrayed over and over.
Bradley Cooper, who directed and stars with Lady Gaga, creates thrills with a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema.
“Happy as Lazzaro” and “Burning” are strong entries, so it’s too bad they won’t mean much to the American box office.
This documentary about the dancer Marcelo Gomes was completed before he left American Ballet Theater in December after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Hollywood wants us to think that its films are for everyone, but our critics say that was never true. Still, they see a way forward.
A documentary about Monticchiello in Italy, where each year the residents put on a play about their most urgent concerns.
Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel star in a screen version of an 18th-century Marivaux play and the last film directed by Luc Bondy.
Three New York Times critics share their reactions to the wrong best picture being announced at the awards show.
Damien Chazelle’s film infuses Hollywood movies with a vision and energy that have been sorely missing.
Justin Kurzel’s film suggests that there is a timeless quality to slaughter, raising questions about Macbeth’s guilt and freedom of will.
Alex Ross Perry’s narrative experiment, starring Katherine Waterston and Ms. Moss, turns out to be an art house film in quotation marks.
The director Arthur Penn, who died at 88 on Sept. 28, made loose, vital movies that have no place in today's Hollywood.
With “For Colored Girls” Tyler Perry works very hard and gets it mostly right.
Michael Almereyda’s version of “Cymbeline” reaffirms that Shakespeare can always survive every interpretive trick.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s comedy “Birdman” stars Michael Keaton as a onetime movie superhero betting his career on a strange Broadway play.
Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass star in “The One I Love,” about a couple sent on a mysterious retreat to help their marriage.
Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys,” the adaptation of the Broadway musical, is a redemption narrative that’s got a good beat.
Adapted by Julian Fellowes of “Downton Abbey” fame, “Romeo & Juliet,” starring Hailee Steinfeld, won’t sound all that familiar to students of Shakespeare’s text.  …
A gala to honor Barbra Steisand is filled with glittering names, but her status as a feminist role model is worth lingering on.
Christopher Plummer reprises his stage role in “Barrymore,” about a hypothetical John Barrymore comeback.
It says something about William Friedkin’s big-screen adaptation of the Tracy Letts play “Killer Joe” that the title psycho, played by Matthew McConaughey, is, by a long Texas mile, it…
Tom Cruise stars in “Rock of Ages,” a musical, based on the Broadway show, set in the 1980s and featuring rock songs of the time.
In his directing debut Ralph Fiennes adds modern weaponry to Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus.”
Theresa Harris, a black actress whose usual role was as a servant, is one of the inspirations for a new play by Lynn Nottage.
Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott answer reader questions about how they divvy up reviews, quote whores and more.