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Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Depicts Familiar Torment

Photo Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest film, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” Credit A24 Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The members of an upstanding, upper-middle-class nuclear family are terrorized by a malign force. Their suffering is not entirely arbitrary, because not all of them are completely innocent. (Usually it’s Daddy’s fault.) Their tormentor ...

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Federico Luppi, 83, Actor Known for del Toro Films, Dies

Photo Federico Luppi played a literature professor who tries to start a new life in “Common Ground” (2002), a film by Adolfo Aristarain. Credit Film Society of Lincoln Center Federico Luppi, a dignified Argentine actor well known for his complex performances in the dark fantasy films of Guillermo del Toro, died on Friday in Buenos Aires. He was 83. The ...

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Listen: Actress Says Weinstein Made Her Feel Ashamed and ‘Manipulated’

Photo Erika Rosenbaum talked with The New York Times about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein. “I realize now how manipulated I was back then,” she said. Credit Sabrina Reeves Hours after the The New York Times first reported on allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, a woman named Erika Rosenbaum wanted to share her story. “I’m a Canadian actress ...

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Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

She said decades later that her favorite role was that of the hero’s matronly mistress in “Le Rouge et le Noir” (1954), based on Stendhal’s novel about class-conscious post-Napoleonic France. Photo Ms. Darrieux in 1987. She continued acting into her 90s, appearing in nine films in the first decade of the 21st century. Credit Georges Bendrihem/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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In ‘Maigret Sets a Trap,’ Pack Your Pipe and Track a Killer

Photo Jean Gabin and Annie Girardot in Jean Delannoy’s 1958 film, “Maigret Sets a Trap.” Credit Kino Lorber “Maigret Sets a Trap,” most likely the movie that introduced American audiences to Georges Simenon’s best-known character, was hailed as an event by the New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther. “If you haven’t yet made the acquaintance of French writer Georges ...

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France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on Harassment

Marlène Schiappa, a feminist and writer who is France’s junior minister for gender equality, said on Monday that the government was considering precisely how to define street harassment and how much to fine. The government would consult legal professionals on its proposals and hold workshops for citizens across the country, she said, aiming to put measures before Parliament next year. ...

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Review: ‘Diamond Island,’ a Gentle Look at Teenagers in a Changing Land

Photo A scene from “Diamond Island.” Credit Les Films du Losange “Diamond Island” feels like a little dream, a film that, at the end, you don’t finish as much as awaken from. The director Davy Chou sets this wistful story on and around the island of the title, an area in Cambodia near Phnom Penh that is undergoing colossal redevelopment. ...

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How Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor and Activist, Spends His Sundays

Photo Gbenga Akinnagbe is a regular at Bread Love, a cafe in Bed-Stuy. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times The actor, activist and entrepreneur Gbenga Akinnagbe (BENG-ga a-KEEN-na-begh) can currently be seen playing a pimp in “The Deuce,” HBO’s ode to Times Square in the 1970s and ’80s. But he might be best recognized, still, for his work ...

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Harvey Weinstein May Get Kicked Out of the Oscar Club

Late Friday, Amazon decided not to move forward with a Weinstein-produced mafia series from David O. Russell that had previously received a two-season commitment and was estimated to cost $160 million. Photo The headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. The academy’s 54-member board will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss ...

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