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Agnès Varda to Be Honored at Cannes

Photo Agnès Varda in Cannes in 2013.Credit Alberto Pizzoli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The French film director Agnès Varda will become the first woman to receive an honorary Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival, which opens on Wednesday. According to a statement on the festival website, the award is given to a director who has had “a global ...

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Elizabeth Wilson, a Vivid Actress in Many Character Roles, Dies at 94

Photo From left, Elizabeth Wilson, as a nemesis to Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the 1980 comedy “9 to 5.” Credit 20th Century Fox Elizabeth Wilson, an actress who distinguished herself onstage, on television and in films like “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” in supporting roles that were often meaty but rarely glamorous, died on Saturday in New ...

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Debi Mazar’s Talent for Glamour

Photo During a day of spring shopping in New York, Debi Mazar was fitted for a dress by the designer Isabel Toledo. Credit An Rong Xu for The New York Times The actress Debi Mazar has often considered the question of what constitutes glamour, and so she had a ready answer as the designer Isabel Toledo zipped her into a ...

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Review: ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’

Continue reading the main story Video Trailer: ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ A 100-year-old man decides it is not too late to start over. By Music Box Films on Publish Date April 4, 2015. Photo by Music Box Films. The film genre that might be called Old People Behaving Hilariously gets an appealing new entry ...

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‘Forbidden Films’ Exhumes Nazi Poison From the Movie Vaults

Photo A German Federal Archives vault in “Forbidden Films.” Credit Zeitgeist Films The Third Reich was not only a totalitarian state but also a total multimedia regime. Seven decades after its fiery collapse, the embers remain — including some 1,200 feature films produced under Joseph Goebbels’s ministry of propaganda. Are they historical evidence, incitements to murder, fascist pornography, evergreen entertainments, ...

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

Photo Grace Lee Whitney, who appeared on “Star Trek” in its first season. Credit NBC, via Photofest Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant, Yeoman Janice Rand, on the original “Star Trek” series, died on Friday at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85. Her son Jonathan Dweck confirmed her death. Ms. Whitney played Yeoman Rand in the ...

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Ellen Albertini Dow, Actress, Dies at 101; Was Rapping Granny in ‘Wedding Singer’

Photo Ellen Albertini Dow as a rapping grandmother in “The Wedding Singer,” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Credit Kimberly Wright/New Line Cinema Ellen Albertini Dow, who found acting success in her 70s and portrayed feisty grandmothers in the hit film comedies “Wedding Crashers” and “The Wedding Singer,” stealing the show in that one when she rapped onstage, died on ...

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Review: ‘I Am Big Bird’ Tells Caroll Spinney’s Story

Photo The man with feathers: Caroll Spinney in the new documentary “I Am Big Bird.” Credit Tribeca Film The world’s most famous giant bird has a human performer inside it, and it turns out that this nearly anonymous fellow has interesting stories to tell. There’s the one about the puppeteer who was almost part of a space-travel disaster. There’s the ...

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David Foster Wallace Film Will Open BAMcinemaFest

Photo Jesse Eisenberg, left, as a reporter and Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in “The End of the Tour.”Credit A24 “The End of the Tour,” about a Rolling Stone writer’s encounter with David Foster Wallace, and “Queen of Earth,” the second pairing of indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry and star Elisabeth Moss, are among the highlights of the seventh ...

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‘Hot Pursuit’ and Other Films Elevate the Art of the Blooper Reel

Photo Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in “Hot Pursuit.” Credit Sam Emerson/Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM When directors first began attaching blooper reels to their films’ end credits in the late 1970s and early ’80s, there really wasn’t much to them. Actors flubbed a line or several, or laughed when they shouldn’t have. In the 1979 comedy-drama “Being There,” one ...

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