Entertainment

Nat Wolff, a Movie Star on the Rise, Likes a Uniform

Photo The actor and musician Nat Wolff. Credit Nathan Bajar for The New York Times The actor and musician Nat Wolff, 22, has been performing since the age of 7. Perhaps best known as the leading man in “The Fault in Our Stars,” this month he is featured in the romantic comedy “Home Again.” Though he was born in Los ...

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Louis C.K. and Tig Notaro, Sparring on the Battlefield of Art

Ms. Notaro, who plays a character named Tig, is often at odds with her love interest, Kate (her real-life wife, Stephanie Allynne), on how to think about sexual misconduct. After Kate’s experience with the radio programmer, she recalls, with mild disapproval, the inappropriate behavior of a coach in her high school days, and Ms. Notaro corrects her: “By the way, ...

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The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media

Tubular Labs, the online video analytics company that placed LADbible at the top of its rankings, has found that of videos posted to Facebook by media companies, 46 percent of views go to videos that are completely silent or just accompanied by music. And in practice, an even higher proportion of social videos are watched silently. The advertising agency BBDO ...

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Review: In ‘Dayveon,’ Wading Into Gang Life in Arkansas

Photo Devin Blackmon in “Dayveon.” Credit FilmRise “Dayveon,” the debut feature of Amman Abbasi, ticks several boxes on the checklist of independent film affectations: the casting of nonprofessionals, the blending of fiction and documentary elements, a glancing editing style that is either lyrical or vague depending on your point of view. The movie bears a superficial resemblance visually and in ...

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‘It’ Breaks September Records, Supercharging the Box Office

Photo “It,” starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the demonic clown, delivered a larger opening-weekend audience than “Wonder Woman.” Credit Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Pictures, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The horror movie “It” arrived as a cultural juggernaut over the weekend, smashing September box office records with an eye-popping $117.2 million in estimated North American ticket sales and ending an ...

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‘The Shape of Water’ Takes Top Venice Film Festival Prize

The festival’s first ever competition prize for best VR was given to “Arden’s Wake (Expanded)” by a jury led by the director John Landis. Laurie Anderson’s “La Camera Insabbiata” won for best virual reality experience, and “Bloodless,” about a camp town serving United States Army soldiers in South Korea, won for best virtual reality story. The festival’s Orizzonti competition, sometimes ...

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It’s Thurgood Marshall to the Rescue in a New Thriller

“Marshall” (due Oct. 13) arrives at a combustible time, and it has a message. “We are at a time when the country is literally being torn apart,” Mr. Hudlin said. “Black voices constantly fighting to be heard is tragically very, very current.” Continue reading the main story Protest and resistance are important, he said. But so is working within the ...

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Fall 2017 Movie Release Schedule

BRAD’S STATUS Ben Stiller’s Brad, who works for a nonprofit, is forced to confront his self-perceived mediocrity after a college visit to Boston with his son (Austin Abrams) makes him jealous of his own former college pals’ success. Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Mike White play his high-rolling chums. Mr. White, best known for his screenplay for “School ...

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Review: ‘Boris Without Beatrice’ Offers Modernity Laced With Mythology

Photo James Hyndman, as a businessman in “Boris Without Beatrice” whose wife is afflicted with a melancholia that has rendered her unresponsive. Credit KimStim Ostentatiously peppering a shaggy-dog story with allusions to Greek myth — and, depending on how you take the title, Dante — the Quebecois director Denis Côté’s “Boris Without Beatrice” appears to have something to say about ...

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Review: ‘It’ Brings Back Stephen King’s Killer Clown

Photo The new film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the clown. Credit Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Late in the summer of 1989, the marquee of the downtown movie theater in Derry, Me., advertises “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5.” This is an accurate period detail, and also a declaration of kinship, if not outright homage. “It,” ...

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