His serious period movies do well at the box office, but his recent would-be blockbusters have been disappointments. “Ready Player One” will be a major test.
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A canine-friendly showing of “Isle of Dogs” brought out that rare breed: cinephile dogs and their owners.
Rian Johnson narrates a battle sequence from his film, which is now available on digital.
“Black Panther” was No. 1 for the fifth straight week, with “Tomb Raider” second. The Christian rock movie “I Can Only Imagine” was a surprise hit.
“Love, Simon” is the rare major studio movie revolving around a gay teenager, and hopes are high that it will pass the box office test.
Amid the #MeToo movement, the franchise is trying to clear up long-running debates about Lara Croft. Now she’s still tough, but also a bit of a screw-up.
The festival announced an anniversary screenings of the film, including a conversation with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
A look at Afrofuturist films now available to stream, including the one that inspired Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s tour announcement image.
Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike are among the stars of this new drama about a 1976 terrorist attack and rescue.
A blueprint lays out steps to enhance the party’s authority over films, TV and newspapers, as well as foreign affairs and economic policy, among other areas.
Kaiju come back for world domination in this sci-fi sequel.
The island made a mark with Bond films but also has had roles as California and Congo. The author Peter Polack offers some ideas for what to see.
This movie, part of a retrospective of films by the Iranian director Amir Naderi, is another example of his range.
Roundabout Theater Company announced Tuesday that its new production of “True West” will begin previews in December at the American Airlines Theater.
Roxanne Shante was among the first solo female rappers when she made “Roxanne’s Revenge” in 1984. Her stymied career is now the subject of a biopic.
A new show draws on the art and writings of Leonora Carrington and Alejandro Jodorowsky, and gives viewers a peek into an expansive world.
The Travel Desk would like to solicit your ideas of what an actual Wakanda trip would look like. We will feature 10 of the most innovative submissions in a future Travel issue.
The latest installment in the series brings together the heroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the previous “Avengers” castmates.
Our guide to film series and special screenings.
The South by Southwest film festival celebrated its 25th edition with laughs from “Blockers,” scares from “A Quiet Place” and the return of Tracy Morgan.
This comedy set in a particularly idyllic Atlanta suburb has a gay love story, a blackmailing weasel and surprising emotional resonance.
A stubborn thirtysomething sentenced to spend time in an autism support group after an arrest finds romance, in this film starring actors with autism.
This dreary, inept reboot stars a badly misused Alicia Vikander in the Angelina Jolie role.
Michael Caine plays an ousted Caribbean general who lands in an American suburb. Katie Holmes also stars.
In this lucid documentary, the veteran filmmaker Raymond Depardon explores French law and the care of psychiatric patients.
This film about a financially strapped British threesome in Britain who torment a wealthy family has bags of style and even a few ideas.
The film, from the brothers Carlos and Jason Sanchez, has echoes of the axiom “hurt people hurt people.”
A sommelier and a director travel through Georgia learning about an ancient winemaking process and meeting some real stars: the vintners.
Zoey Deutch gives a magnetic performance as a damaged teenager in this wildly entertaining film.
This drama is an old-fashioned movie from a well-worn source.
By day, she searches for her estranged father; by night, she experiments with anonymous encounters in this character study by Amber Sealey.
This documentary centers on Osamu Tomita, who is famous in Japan for his ramen, and watches him and others preparing the dish for dedicated customers.
Miao Wang’s documentary explores an increasingly common cultural exchange between the United States and China.
This week, the actress reads Nina Riggs’s essay about how cancer can complicate the relationship between people and their possessions.
The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”