Her character, a glamorous singer, might remind others of Diana Ross, but that’s not what the star was thinking. Really.
The director Andrew Patterson discusses a switchboard sequence from his science-fiction drama featuring Sierra McCormick.
In a small New Mexico town in the 1950s, an eerie throbbing sound and a lot of questions send two friends in search of answers.
The director Andrew Patterson discusses a sequence from his film, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
“Lithopy,” a social satire, and other futuristic works, mark a new direction for digital storytelling.
A busy character actor, he also appeared on several science-fiction shows, including “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” on which he played a Klingon.
The revered producer of anime classics had long relied on home video sales and saw digital platforms as anathema to its philosophy of care and mindfulness.
In this thoughtful portrait of cultural identity, a teen from Monterrey, Mexico forges a new life in Queens.
In the Reagan era, manly men, fighting machines and James Bond ruled the Memorial Day box office, but a young Eddie Murphy and Madonna made a mark.
In Billy Wilder’s 1959 winking comedy, Marilyn Monroe, starring alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, is at the height of her comedic powers.
For years, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s work was hard to find in the United States. Now that the movies are streaming, all you need to do is pay attention.
Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.
A new movie by Lewis Klahr, who makes striking, personal assemblages out of cultural detritus.
Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.
Three women struggle with feelings for the same man in this gentle, partly improvised drama.
Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross anchor this timid recording-industry story about a pop superstar and her ambitious assistant.
A young Algerian woman rebels against religious extremism in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant film.
In this documentary, aspiring chefs push their limits (and the limits of modern cuisine).
For Ursula von Rydingsvard, it essentially takes a village to create a sculpture.
Stories of the death and rebirth of this city are familiar, but Andrew James’s documentary conveys the experience of living there.
This documentary about allegations against the music mogul Russell Simmons generated controversy at Sundance when Oprah Winfrey pulled out as an executive producer.
After years in the show-business trenches, Sarah Aubrey has the power to say yes to shows and films that will be seen by millions.
The attack shocked Japan with its targeting of a leading company in the animation genre, a symbol of the country’s culture and a major soft-power export.
Aston Martin is re-creating the Bond DB5, as seen in “Goldfinger,” with all the (responsible) spy gear it could stuff into it.
The new Netflix special from the star of “Nanette” is intricate and heady, but sometimes the cleverness gets in the way.
Because of coronavirus concerns, she expects it will be at least a year before she returns to Comedy Cellar: “You need masks with good acoustics.”
Yes, it’s been a weird year for movies, but our chief critics have still found plenty of gems. Here are their top picks.