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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Colossal Cinematic Achievement by Richard Brody

Richard Brody reviews the horror movie “Us,” written and directed by Jordan Peele and starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

“Bathtubs Over Broadway,” Reviewed: Can a Musical Sponsored by a Toilet Manufacturer Be a Work of Art? by Richard Brody

Richard Brody reviews “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” a documentary by Dava Whisenant that examines the industrial musical—plays produced by corporations for their employees to enjoy at nati…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

What to Stream This Weekend: The Best Version of “A Star Is Born” by Richard Brody

Richard Brody writes about the four versions of the film “A Star is Born”—from 1937, 1954, 1976, and 2018—and recommends three for streaming, in addition to the 1932 film “What Pri…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Real Subject of Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” Is the Star Power of Bradley Cooper by Richard Brody

Richard Brody reviews “A Star Is Born,” directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Cooper and Lady Gaga.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: “The Spy Who Dumped Me” Is the Best Secret-Agent Movie in Theatres Right Now by Richard Brody

Richard Brody reviews “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” directed by Susanna Fogel and starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

“The Greatest Showman” and the Far More Fascinating Life of P. T. Barnum by Richard Brody

Richard Brody reviews “The Greatest Showman,” about the life of P. T. Barnum, directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

What to See in Theatres This Weekend: “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Meyerowitz Stories,” and More by Richard Brody

Richard Brody and Anthony Lane review films currently in theatres, including “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” and more.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

What to See in Movie Theatres This Week: “The Florida Project,” “Faces Places,” and More by Richard Brody

Anthony Lane and Richard Brody review films currently in theatres, including “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Florida Project,” “Faces Places,” and more.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

What to See in Theatres This Weekend: “Mother!,” “Battle of the Sexes,” and More by Richard Brody

Anthony Lane and Richard Brody review movies currently in theatres, including “Mother!,” “Battle of the Sexes,” and more.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

What to See in Movie Theatres This Weekend: “It,” “The Unknown Girl,” and More by Richard Brody

Richard Brody and Anthony Lane review films currently in theatres, such as “It,” “The Unknown Girl,” “The Limehouse Golem,” and more.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

What to See in Movie Theatres This Weekend, September 1, 2017 by Richard Brody

Anthony Lane and Richard Brody review the movies currently in theatres, including “I Do . . . Until I Don’s,” “Marjorie Prime,” “Logan Lucky,” and more.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

What to See in Movie Theatres the Weekend of August 25, 2017 by Richard Brody

Anthony Lane and Richard Brody offer suggestions and reviews for movies in theatres this weekend, including “Logan Lucky” and “Beach Rats.”

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Friday, July 7, 2017

What to Stream This Weekend: Five Movies That Are Almost Musicals by Richard Brody

Richard Brody recommends five films to stream this weekend, such as “American Gigolo,” starring Richard Gere, which is available on HBO Go.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Revisiting Sonny Rollins’s Score for “Alfie,” a Musical Masterwork That Transcended the Film by Richard Brody

The attention paid to movie scores—particularly in concert halls, where they’re often played live to accompany screenings—doesn’t, for the most part, serve movies any better than mus…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Empty Exertions of “La La Land” by Richard Brody

The director Damien Chazelle’s notion of artistic power isn’t merely inseparable from his notion of will power; it’s the very embodiment of it—louder, faster, and alone are his stand…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What Michael Moore Understands About Hillary Clinton by Richard Brody

“Michael Moore in TrumpLand” isn’t quite the film that I expected it to be, and that’s all to the good. Moore is, of course, a genius of political satire, deploying his persona—as …

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Movie of the Week: “Grey Gardens” by Richard Brody

Movies change over the years. Decades ago, I saw “Grey Gardens” as a story of a festering delusion of the American aristocracy and the closed circles of high society decaying into inanit…

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Trapped in an Artistic Life by Richard Brody

Noah Baumbach, whose new film “While We’re Young” opens this weekend, has become the master of a genre unto himself: the personal counterfactual. In “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,…

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Revelations of “Don Giovanni” at the Met by Richard Brody

The current production of “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera, running through March 6th, is the opera of the moment, a profoundly political and moral vision that’s as much of our…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Critics Have Failed Female Filmmakers by Richard Brody

I heartily agree with Manohla Dargis that there must be more female filmmakers, but her recent piece in the Times calling for changes to the industry buries the lead. Midway through, she …

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“The Marriage of Figaro” at the Met by Richard Brody

Operaphile alert: don’t miss the new production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” with its current cast and James Levine conducting, that will be at the Metropolitan Opera throug…

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