Entertainment

Movie Listings for July 31-Aug. 6

Photo Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada in Alain Resnais’s “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” showing at Film Forum. Credit Argos Films/Rialto Pictures   Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases: nytimes.com/movies. ★ ‘Amy’ (R, 2:08) Asif Kapadia’s shattering biographical portrait of the British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse traces the arc ...

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Review: In ‘A Lego Brickumentary,’ Master Builders Working and Playing

Photo Legos and the fans who gather to discuss that building medium in “A Lego Brickumentary.” Credit Radius You’d expect “A Lego Brickumentary” to be an extended plug for Lego products, and it is certainly that — to an extent. (Lego did not finance the film.) And this nimble, expertly paced family-friendly film by Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson dutifully ...

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Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species, at the Empire State Building

Photo A representation of a snow leopard projected on the Empire State Building, an image that is to become a reality as part of an event about endangered species on Saturday night. Credit Joel Sartore TRAVIS Threlkel was standing on the roof of a building on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street looking uptown at his canvas. It’s hard to miss: ...

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‘Steve Jobs’ Gets Centerpiece Slot at New York Film Festival

“Steve Jobs,” the biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, has already generated a lot of anticipation, and now it has a high-profile festival berth to boot: on Monday, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that the movie, directed by Danny Boyle from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, would be the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival. ...

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Kitty Genovese Killing Is Retold in the Film ‘37’

Photo The site of Kitty Genovese’s attack, in Kew Gardens, Queens. Credit Edward Hausner/The New York Times Walking her dog through a sun-roasted film set in Queens last Monday, Lois Gillman said she couldn’t believe it at first when she heard about the movie being made, just around the corner from her house. “This story had the greatest impact on ...

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Movie Listings for July 24-30

Photo Ryan O’Neal, far left, in a scene from “Barry Lyndon,” part of the “This is Celluloid: 35MM Encore” series at Anthology Film Archives. See listing below. Credit Warner Bros Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases: nytimes.com/movies. ★ ‘Alleluia’ (No rating, 1:30, in French) The expression “amour fou” ...

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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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