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Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names

Credits grew in the following two decades, but not by much. They would all appear at the beginning of films, usually, in three or four title cards acknowledging the cast and principal technical players. “In the ’60s, the unions get a little more power, and they are able to get more of their names on the screen,” Mr. Kehr said. ...

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Kirsten Dunst on Calling Her Own Shots

“The Beguiled” is based on a 1966 novel by Thomas Cullinan that Don Siegel turned into an amusingly delirious 1971 vehicle for Clint Eastwood. Set in the South during the Civil War, it tracks a wounded Yankee, Corporal McBurney, who stumbles into a girls’ school and mistakenly starts behaving like a fox in a henhouse. Ms. Coppola hews close to ...

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Photo Masahiko Shimazu plays one of a pair of brothers who needle their parents to buy a television for the family in Yasujiro Ozu’s “Good Morning,” showing at the Metrograph as part of an Ozu retrospective. See listing below. Credit Janus Films Our guide to film series and special screenings. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies. ‘THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS’ ...

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Lisa Spoonauer, Actress in ‘Clerks,’ Dies at 44

Photo Lisa Spoonauer in Kevin Smith’s first film, “Clerks.” Credit Miramax Films, via Photofest Lisa Spoonauer, who attracted attention for her role in the award-winning 1994 movie “Clerks” but stopped acting shortly afterward, died on Sunday at her home in Jackson Township, N.J. She was 44. Her death was confirmed by the George Hassler Funeral Home in Jackson Township, which ...

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One-Line Reviews of Roger Moore’s ‘James Bond’ Movies

Photo Roger Moore on set in 1972. Credit Associated Press The British actor Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven films, has died at 89. The Times reviewed each of Mr. Moore’s outings as Agent 007. Below are our takes. A thread that runs through a dozen years of coverage: Mr. Moore didn’t make the best Bond ...

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Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Home during the winter was the 115-room Mar-a-Lago estate, which was bought by Donald J. Trump in 1985 and converted into a private club. (Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump slept in the same children’s suite that Ms. Merrill had used.) Continue reading the main story As a child, born into the American aristocracy of money and high society, Ms. Merrill ...

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Tom Hardy to Star in ‘Venom’

Photo Tom Hardy Credit Andrew White for The New York Times He played a formidable villain for DC Comics, and now he’ll do the same for Marvel: Tom Hardy has signed on to lead “Venom,” a spinoff movie in Marvel’s expanding universe. Mr. Hardy will play Eddie Brock, a vengeful reporter who fuses with a powerful alien parasite to become ...

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Amber Tamblyn Rallies Her Troops to the Red Carpet

The film, about a party girl who feuds with her dead boyfriend’s mother, is based on a novel by Janet Fitch, which Amy Poehler recommended to Ms. Tamblyn 10 years ago. “It was a constant uphill battle all the way up to shooting it,” she said. “I understand who I am now in a larger way. I never really felt ...

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Netflix Defends Strategy at Cannes: ‘The Culture Is Changing’

Under pressure from French film entities, the festival announced last week that it had changed its rules to require future competition films to have a French theatrical release. Continue reading the main story At a news conference here on Wednesday, Pedro Almodóvar, the Cannes jury president, read a manifesto defending theatrical screenings and said it would be a paradox to ...

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Photo From left, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles in “The Stranger,” showing next week at the Quad Cinema as part of a series of films about immigrants. See listing below. Credit Quad Cinema, via Photofest Our guide to film series and special screenings. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies. IL BELLO MARCELLO at the Film Society ...

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