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'London Road' an arresting true-crime musical

Rufus Norris’ “London Road” deals with the aftermath of a few tense months in 2006, when five women turned up murdered near the small English town of Ipswich, Suffolk. The killing spree set the locals on edge and drew a tremendous amount of press coverage, which often compared the murders to those...

TransNation Festival announces line-up featuring 'The Queen,' 'Free Cece' and 'Major!'

While transgender people are undoubtedly experiencing unprecedented visibility in Hollywood, they’ve always been mainstays on screens large and small. This is the takeaway from the TransNation Festival, which on Thursday announced the lineup for its four-day event in October. Meant to celebrate...

Blurring the line between fact and fiction, 'Kate Plays Christine' probes life and death of TV newscaster

The mysteries of art and suicide become parallel investigations into process in “Kate Plays Christine,” a new documentary in which actor Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a newscaster who killed herself during a live broadcast at a Sarasota, Fla., TV station in July...

'Operation Avalanche' is a peppy mockumentary guide to faking an Apollo moon landing

A breakneck homage to cinematic fakery, filmmaker Matt Johnson’s “Operation Avalanche” repeatedly folds illusion, truth, and alternative history in on itself to a pleasurably absurd degree — a pseudo-documentary that uses “Zelig”-like composite work and a mix of film stock and digitally treated...

Michelangelo Antonioni's melancholy classic 'La Notte' gets a stunning restoration

Michelangelo Antonioni was a cinematic cubist. Fragmenting time and space, the Italian master created a potent new language for storytelling, and in the process charted a topography of modern ennui. His work’s glamorously broody visual surfaces might have been mimicked in perfume commercials —...

How Alexis Arquette and the Lady Chablis paved the way for Hollywood's transgender moment

The current prevalence of transgender people in the media — from actress Laverne Cox and former Olympian-turned-reality star Caitlyn Jenner to author Janet Mock and model Laith Ashley — represents a landmark moment in pop culture. Never have trans people garnered so much mainstream attention in...

Surveillance pranks go wrong in tedious 'Good Neighbor'

Bulletins from the world of bad teenage decisions would seem to suggest that parental worries about playing with matches have now been eclipsed by what can be inflicted with recording devices. As director Kasra Farahani’s “The Good Neighbor” makes tediously clear, nothing good can — or does — come...

Antonio Banderas historical drama 'Finding Altamira' is strictly paint-by-numbers

Can religion and science co-exist?  That’s just one of the big-picture questions examined with varying success in “Finding Altamira,” a well-mounted if largely prosaic period drama directed by Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire”). The film, set in late 19th century Spain, is based on the true story...

'Dancer' is among critics' picks this week, Sept. 16-22

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review. Café Society Woody Allen’s new film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell, is of course funny, but it also ends up, almost without our realizing it, trafficking...

Here's how the Toronto Film Festival movies will play with Oscar voters

“Oh lord, we’re gonna be crying,” Octavia Spencer said, putting an arm around Taraji P. Henson as the two started talking about their upcoming historical drama, “Hidden Figures,” at the Toronto International Film Festival. They weren’t the only ones tearing up in Toronto. You could have filled...

TIFF: Dev Patel wants viewers to look past 'Slumdog' and embrace the roaring 'Lion'

TIFF: Dev Patel wants viewers to look past 'Slumdog' and embrace the roaring 'Lion' Sept. 13, 2016, 9:40 p.m. As the 41st Toronto International Film Festival continues, the films forming the nucleus of the early awards season narrative are coming to the fore: "La La Land," "Arrival," "Moonlight,"...

Hollywood underrepresents, mischaracterizes and demeans seniors, studies find

As is now common knowledge, Hollywood has a diversity problem: People of color, LGBT folk and the differently abled all find themselves improperly represented or altogether absent in front of and behind screens large and small. A pair of studies released Tuesday, however, paint an even worse picture...

Tom Hanks' 'Sully' catches wind with $12 million Friday box office take

Warner Bros. “Sully,” featuring Tom Hanks as hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who landed an Airbus 320 in the Hudson River in 2009, was No. 1 at the domestic box office Friday, with a $12.2 million take. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the drama has received positive critical notice for its tight storytelling...

Time to pick a side as 'Captain America: Civil War' hits DVD and Blu-ray

New on Blu-ray “Captain America: Civil War” (Disney/Buena Vista DVD, $32.99; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD) The title implies a solo superhero adventure, but this summer’s “Captain America: Civil War” is actually a straight-up sequel to 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” bringing together...

First 'Fifty Shades Darker' trailer filled with lots of plot, little kissing

Tuesday morning got a bit more grey than usual with the release of the first trailer for upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel “Fifty Shades Darker.” Adaptations of the bestselling novels by E.L. James, the films examine the burgeoning relationship between Christian Grey, a wildly successful businessman...

Dev Patel: 'It's such a shame' to compare 'Lion' to 'Slumdog Millionaire'

“That’s enough of me for one day,” Dev Patel said, walking over to a poster board featuring a huge image of his head and flipping it over. “Much better,” he said, grinning proudly. It was the day after his new movie “Lion” had premiered here, and he was holed up in a hotel room fielding a barrage...

Toronto 2016: 'Barry,' 'Neruda' and 'A Quiet Passion' put a fresh spin on biopic formula

A rare technical glitch briefly halted a Toronto press screening of Vikram Gandhi’s “Barry” on Sunday morning, muffling the film’s sound quality and rendering the dialogue mostly inaudible. Order and volume were happily restored in due course, though not until after the audience spent several minutes...

In Toronto, Leonardo DiCaprio delivers 'Before the Flood,' a documentary rallying cry about climate change

About six years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio and the actor-director Fisher Stevens found themselves on a TED-sponsored trip to the Galapagos Islands. The two had known each other from L.A. pickup basketball games, but they soon were down to more serious matters: the dangers facing the environment. And...

Lionsgate partners with Univision on a Spanish-language movie streaming service

Film studio Lionsgate is extending its reach into the video streaming market by teaming with Univision Communications to launch a Spanish-language subscription movie service. The new offering, which is expected to launch early next year, is a recognition that Latinos are among the most prolific...

The new 'Blair Witch' sequel comes out of the woods at Toronto Film Festival

If a pairing between movie and audience could be engineered in a lab, Sunday night’s Midnight Madness screening of “Blair Witch” might be the result Before the screening, the festival’s Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes ran down the festival’s history with director Adam Wingard and writer...

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