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‘Hunger Games’ Screenwriter Wins Academy Run-Off

Photo Billy RayCredit Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGAw LOS ANGELES — And the winner is, Billy Ray. Mr. Ray won a run-off election, to join Phil Alden Robinson and Robin Swicord in representing screenwriters on the 51-member governing board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization said on Thursday. Mr. Ray, whose screen credits include “Captain ...

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Nova Pilbeam, an Early, and Brief, Star for Hitchcock, Dies at 95

Nova Pilbeam, an English actress who was best known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Young and Innocent,” but who retired from motion pictures in the late 1940s, before she was 30, died on July 17 at her home in London. She was 95. Her death was confirmed by a friend, ...

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‘Listen to Me Marlon’ Lets Brando Talk

Photo Marlon Brando, 31, with his father, Marlon Sr., in 1955. Credit Getty Images, via SHOWTIME Marlon Brando has been dead 11 years, but he lives eerily on in “Listen to Me Marlon,” which begins a two-week run on July 29 at Film Forum. The movie creates a fitful biography of Brando using hundreds of hours of audio recordings he ...

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One-Film Wonders: Hits Without Follow-Ups

Photo Billy Green Bush in James William Guercio’s “Electra Glide in Blue.” Credit Park Circus James William Guercio never knew from one-hit wonders when he was producing Grammy winners by Chicago. But he did have a single cinematic dalliance, now included in the One-Film Wonders series at Anthology Film Archives: “Electra Glide in Blue,” a 1973 police story for the ...

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Adam Sandler Says Film Does Not Mock Native Americans

Photo Adam SandlerCredit Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Over the weekend, Adam Sandler defended his coming comedy “The Ridiculous Six,” which drew headlines in April after several Native Americans walked off the set, claiming that the movie trafficked in offensive stereotypes. “It was just a misunderstanding and once the movie is out will be cleared up,” The Associated Press reported Mr. Sandler saying ...

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Capturing a Neighborhood’s Essence on Film, Before They Both Vanish

Photo Clayton Dean Smith, who wrote and directed the low-budget movie “Off Track Betty,” on Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Credit Ángel Franco/The New York Times Clayton Dean Smith uses words like “disappearing” so much, it’s almost a refrain. Mr. Smith wrote and directed a short, low-budget movie about a neighborhood that is disappearing, his neighborhood, ...

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Stirring Others to Action With Civil Rights Films

Photo An event in “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer” where Ms. Hamer addresses supporters in 1965. Credit Associated Press WASHINGTON — Septuagenarians from the era of the civil rights movement slowly climbed the steps of Metropolitan A.M.E. church here, some receiving kisses on the cheek from the young man at the door. They mingled ...

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A Look at ‘The Revenant’ Trailer, Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio

What do you do after winning the best picture Oscar for a visually audacious, star-driven comedy? How about a visually audacious, star-driven drama? That looks to be the case with “The Revenant,” the new feature from Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the 19th-century explorer Hugh Glass, and the period film (which also features Tom Hardy), charts a wilderness ...

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Review: For Ian McKellen’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Retirement Is Afoot

Photo Ian McKellen as Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective. Credit Giles Keyte/Miramax, via Roadside Attractions “Mr. Holmes,” a mild and minor bit of revisionist Sherlockiana, imagines the world’s greatest detective in his dotage, retired to a picturesque rural spot on the English coast where he tends to bees and fading memories. It’s 1947, and Holmes is in his 90s. Dr. ...

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Review: Marga Gomez’s ‘Pound’ Mocks Depictions of Lesbians on Film

Photo Marga Gomez in “Pound.” Credit Ian Douglas for The New York Times Marga Gomez spins a comic fantasia on depictions of lesbians in the movies in her new solo show, “Pound,” presented at Dixon Place as part of the theater’s annual “celebration of queer culture.” As she reminds us early on, Ms. Gomez herself once played a lesbian — ...

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