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A Bitter Widow and a Handsome Priest Share Sparks in a French Classic

Photo Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Pierre Melville’s “Léon Morin, Priest” (1961). Credit Film Forum, via Photofest The reputation of the French director Jean-Pierre Melville may rest on his laconic films noirs, but the heart of his oeuvre is his treatment of occupied France — in “The Silence of the Sea” (1949), “Army of Shadows” (1969) and, revived this ...

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Boomerang and Crunchyroll: Of Old Cartoons and Fresh Anime

Photo Bugs Bunny in “Rhapsody Rabbit,” from 1946. The new streaming service Boomerang has a host of Looney Tunes episodes featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and others. Credit Warner Bros. Animated movies can be great movies. Still, the classic animated shorts that movie studios put out in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s don’t get enough recognition for the ...

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Oren Moverman: An Actor’s Director, Almost by Accident

What changed everything, he said, was talking his way into a job on Louis Malle’s last film, “Vanya on 42nd Street.” On the set, he was befriended by Julianne Moore, who introduced him to the director Todd Haynes, and he also began writing screenplays. He finished a script loosely based on his experience on “Vanya” and almost got to direct ...

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Photo Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep,” a portrait of a working-class family in the Watts section of Los Angeles, will show at IFC Center starting next week; see listing below. Credit Milestone Films Our guide to film series and special screenings. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies. FORBIDDEN COLORS: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AT THE MOVIES at the Quad Cinema (May ...

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Michael Parks, Character Actor on TV and in Movies, Dies at 77

Photo Michael Parks in the 1960s. Credit Rex Features, via Associated Press Michael Parks, a prolific character actor who found early fame in countercultural roles in the 1960s and later became a favorite of the directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 77. His death was announced by his agent, Jane ...

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Review: She’s Still a Mess, but ‘Snatched’ Is No ‘Trainwreck’

Photo Goldie Hawn, left, and Amy Schumer as a mother and daughter on vacation in Ecuador. Credit Justina Mintz/20th Century Fox Film Corporation In the first few scenes of “Snatched,” Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) loses her retail job and her rock ’n’ roll boyfriend. Those are the high points of the movie, quick and nasty riffs to remind you of ...

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Emma Watson Wins MTV’s Gender-Neutral Acting Prize

Photo Emma Watson, accepting her award at the MTV awards, said: “The first acting award in history that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience.” Credit Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Emma Watson made a potent call for breaking down gender categories as she scooped up the gender-neutral film acting prize at the MTV ...

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Emma Watson Wins MTV’s First Gender-Neutral Acting Prize

Photo Emma Watson, accepting her award at the MTV awards, said: “The first acting award in history that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience.” Credit Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Emma Watson made a potent call for breaking down gender categories as she scooped up the first-ever gender-neutral film acting prize at the ...

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Debra Winger Comes to Terms With Fame and Age

True, she feuded viciously with former co-stars and directors. She once called John Malkovich, who appeared with her in the 1990 film “The Sheltering Sky,” “nothing more than a catwalk model.” She endlessly needled Shirley MacLaine during the filming of the 1983 movie “Terms of Endearment,” tonguing her thigh during off-camera moments and teasing her crudely about her attire, her ...

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Summer Movie Release Schedule 2017

HOUNDS OF LOVE It’s not a tribute to the Kate Bush album of the same title, but an Australian thriller about a young woman (Ashleigh Cummings) who’s abducted by a serial-killer couple (Emma Booth and Stephen Curry). The news media in Perth have noted similarities between the plot and a real-life case. Photo Djimon Hounsou, left, and Charlie Hunnam, foreground, ...

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