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Review: ‘Who We Are’ offers a searing view of racism in US

“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a searing documentary based on a lectu...

Review: Washington’s aging Macbeth is one for the ages

His hair is graying. His nerves are fraying. Denzel Washington’s Macbeth is a man quite literally running out of time — even before he meets those witches. At 66, Washington is certa...

Denzel Washington on directing: 'I’m still learning'

Preparing to direct “A Journal for Jordan,” a bittersweet love story opening on Christmas Day, Denzel Washington says he took a “master class.” That master class consisted of starrin...

Review: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Lost Daughter' is a stunner

Motherhood. It’s such a rich subject for art to ponder, you’d think we’d have already seen every kind of mother onscreen. But actually we haven’t. Sure, we’ve seen good moms, bad mom...

Britney, Bennifer, Beatles and Broadway: Pop culture in 2021

Britney was freed. Bennifer came back. So did Broadway, yay! And actually, the Beatles! As for Bond — James Bond — he said goodbye, at least the Daniel Craig version. Harry and Megha...

Review: Leo, JLaw are trying to warn us in ‘Don’t Look Up’

You know you’re in deep doodoo when that planet-destroying comet on a collision course with Earth isn’t your biggest problem. Your biggest problem: You’re the scientist who discovere...

Review: In ‘The Humans,’ a family’s bonds are sorely tested

Laughter and tears. Fun and disappointment. Affection and insults. Anxieties, hostilities, too much food, too much alcohol. In other words: Thanksgiving. This year,...

Embattled Time’s Up, post-Cuomo, announces a ‘major reset’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confusion over purpose and mission. Lack of focus on long-term goals. Ineffective communication internally and externally. Lack of accountability for top officials, especially the C...

Review: Sweet kid, lovable dog, uneven script in ‘Clifford’

It’s really not that complicated. Kids love dogs. Dogs love kids. Separate them at your peril. So despite obvious efforts to link the beloved and durable “Clifford” story, about a hu...

Huma Abedin, loyal aide and betrayed wife, picks up the mic

NEW YORK (AP) — To a fascinated outside world, Huma Abedin was always the elegant woman standing at the back of the room, not speaking. An ever-loyal aide to her boss of 25 years, Hi...

Huma Abedin, loyal aide and betrayed wife, picks up the mic

NEW YORK (AP) — To a fascinated outside world, Huma Abedin was always the elegant woman standing at the back of the room, not speaking. An ever-loyal aide to her boss of 25 years, Hi...

Review: Black, white and shades of gray in superb 'Passing'

Rarely have the hues of black and white, cinematographically speaking, looked so beautifully lush as in “Passing,” the hugely impressive directorial debut of actor Rebecca Hall. But...

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor ...

Review: ‘Harder They Fall’ updates the Western, with style

These. People. Existed. Those three words — and that very emphatic punctuation — appear onscreen at the beginning of “The Harder They Fall,” setting a definitive tone for this stylis...

Review: An idiosyncratic tribute for an idiosyncratic band

As a young man starting college, director Todd Haynes fell immediately for the Velvet Underground — the band which, musician Brian Eno famously said, didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought ...