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  1. 'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And LegacyFri, 16 Nov 2018 16:33:00 -0500
    The only black actor to have won an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar stars as a grieving wife turned professional criminal in a new heist thriller. "I approached her like a real woman," she says. More...
  2. William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:39:00 -0500
    Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark as the writer of beloved movies as well as a bestselling guide to screenwriting. More...
  3. From 'Jinn' To 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.': Black Girlhood On FilmFri, 16 Nov 2018 04:00:51 -0500
    Too few movies have made black girls their main characters. The release of Nijla Mu'min's Jinn caused critic Monica Castillo to reflect on some of the traits these films share, and how they differ. More...
  4. 'Girl': Belgian Drama About A Young Trans Ballet Student Is On PointThu, 15 Nov 2018 17:00:59 -0500
    A precise performance from young Victor Polster grounds this closely observed tale of Lara, a trans girl impatient with the process of transition. More...
  5. 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Beasts? Check. Crimes? Check. Fantastic? Not Quite.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:00:59 -0500
    The second installment of J.K. Rowling's follow-up Potter franchise is as overstuffed as the first, but it's less muddled. It dutifully advances the story, but fails to deliver thrilling set-pieces. More...
  6. 'At Eternity's Gate': Dafoe Is Van Gogh, And You Should GoThu, 15 Nov 2018 17:00:29 -0500
    Julian Schnabel's "bold, blissful and deeply sad" film about Vincent Van Gogh's final days is as textured as the artist's canvases; Willem Dafoe delivers "one of the finest performances of the year." More...
  7. Crackling Heist Thriller 'Widows' Takes On Issues Of Race, Class And GenderThu, 15 Nov 2018 13:28:13 -0500
    Steve McQueen's new film centers on four women who come together to pull off a $5 million robbery. Critic Justin Chang says as gripping as it is, Widows never feels like mere escapism. More...
  8. The True-Story, Love-Triangle, Prison-Break Drama 'Escape At Dannemora'Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:03:00 -0500
    Pulled from the headlines, a new Showtime series features sexual liaisons between two inmates and a prison worker (Patricia Arquette) and a comedic actor (Ben Stiller) in the serious director's chair. More...
  9. A Heist, And A Whole Lot More, As Viola Davis Delivers In 'Widows'Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:00:44 -0500
    The exciting, engaging, entertaining Widows is the rare fun heist film that also functions as a solid drama, thanks largely to the lead performance from Viola Davis. More...
  10. Steven Yeun Won't Say Whether Or Not His 'Burning' Character Is A PsychopathWed, 14 Nov 2018 14:17:00 -0500
    The Walking Dead actor plays a South Korean playboy who may or may not be murdering his girlfriends in Burning. "To this day, I'm the only one who knows who Ben really is," Yeun says of the character. More...