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FilmStruck and Warner Archive Instant Are Classic-Movie Troves

Photo Ingmar Bergman on a Stockholm movie set in the 1960s. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “Two great tastes that taste great together” was how Reese’s once extolled the virtues of its famous peanut butter cups. A similar notion endures when considering the streaming services FilmStruck and Warner Archive. If you are a fanatical lover of classic movies and ...

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Left-Leaning Documentary World Seeks Right-Wing Perspective

“But if you’re talking about marginalized groups, there’s no question the white working class should count among them,” he said. “So if there’s a filmmaker with integrity who comes from a red-state world and a red-state perspective and who wants to tell a different kind of story, I want to find that person and make a movie with them.” Continue ...

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Review: One Couple’s Promising ‘Taipei Story,’ Slowly Undermined

Photo Tsai Chin as Chin in “Taipei Story,” a film directed by Edward Yang that is having an official theatrical release in the United States before being released on DVD. Credit Janus Films The too-brief filmography of the Taiwanese director Edward Yang is one of the most vital in all of cinema. Yang, who was in his 30s when he ...

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Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments

Nothing will change for the endowments or other agencies immediately. Congress writes the federal budget, not the president, and White House budget plans are largely political documents that telegraph a president’s priorities. Continue reading the main story Yet never before have Republicans, who have proposed eliminating the endowments in the past, been so well-positioned to close the agencies, given their ...

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Going Back to ‘Groundhog Day.’ Again.

Of course, “Groundhog Day” has become a beloved classic, even earning a spot on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2006. Now it has been turned into a Broadway musical (in previews March 16), with a book by Danny Rubin, a co-writer of the film. To mark the occasion, I spoke with Mr. Rubin and Mr. Albert as ...

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Review: In ‘Brimstone,’ the B Is for Bleak, Brutal and Bloody

Photo Dakota Fanning plays a mute woman on the frontier in Martin Koolhoven’s “Brimstone.” Credit Momentum Pictures It doesn’t take long before “Brimstone” makes good on the promise — and threat — implicit in its title. A western horror show with an unrelenting Old and New Testament kick, it opens on an ambiguous scene that soon gives way to a ...

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Review: In ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania,’ Boy Meets Girl (and Learns to Respect Her)

Photo Alia Bhatt, top, and Varun Dhawan in “Badrinath Ki Dulhania,” directed by Shashank Khaitan. Credit Dharma Productions Recent Bollywood movies have tried out, hesitantly and conservatively, versions of the Modern Woman: Heroines can have careers; they can live alone in the big city; they can even (if very rarely) have sex before marriage. But marry, it seems, they must. ...

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‘The Odyssey’ Explores the Life of Jacques Cousteau

Photo Lambert Wilson, center, as Jacques Cousteau in “The Odyssey.” Credit Wild Bunch Its Homeric title notwithstanding, Jérôme Salle’s “The Odyssey” is less an epic than a standard biopic of the explorer-turned-filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau, as played by Lambert Wilson. Featuring Audrey Tautou as his wife, Simone, the film will close the Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series at Lincoln Center, on ...

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Crosses a 1933 Classic With ‘Apocalypse Now’

Photo King Kong and a Skullcrawler meet head-on in “Kong: Skull Island.” Credit Warner Bros. Pictures You can’t keep a good monster down, especially in Hollywood. After years in storage, the mighty ape with the big teeth and the thing for pale blondes has been dusted off and digitally turbocharged for “Kong: Skull Island.” Once again, a lot of the ...

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Photo “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One,” a metafictional film from the late 1960s starring the director William Greaves as himself, plays Friday and Sunday at the Metrograph. See listing below. Credit Janus Films Our guide to film series and special screenings. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies. ‘SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE’ at the Metrograph (March 10 and 12). In this landmark of ...

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