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Oct 19, 2019
Legendary underground cartoonist Kim Deitch's new book is packed with monkeys, cartoon magpies, and even Jesus; it starts with an account of killing time after eye surgery and gets wilder from there.
Oct 19, 2019
The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.
Oct 19, 2019
Decades ago, Le Carré worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espionage thrillers.
Oct 19, 2019
Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.
Oct 18, 2019
Author Michael Newton waxes rhapsodic in his new book about a century of acting, with a special fondness for performances about performance; it's taken for granted how much we love movies.
Oct 18, 2019
The Oscar-nominated actor, who died Oct. 11, often played police officers and private eyes. "These guys are straight shooters," he said in 2003. "I take the mantle of that and pretend it's me."
Oct 18, 2019
For all its good intentions, Jojo Rabbit comes across painfully one-note as comedy, bogus and manipulative as drama and with an archly whimsical visual style that feels like imitation Wes Anderson.
Oct 18, 2019
Known for the punch of her columns, The New York Times' Gail Collins sprinkles conversational, sardonic asides throughout No Stopping Us Now in an effort to keep the decades-long hike spry.
Oct 18, 2019
Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.
Oct 17, 2019
An old salt (Willem Dafoe) and his young assistant (Robert Pattinson) descend into a surreal maelstrom of myth and madness as they maintain a lonely lighthouse.
Oct 17, 2019
A director known for lurid psychodrama tackles a French priest-abuse scandal with sensitivity, restraint — and a robust sense of urgency.
Oct 17, 2019
The smiles are all forced and the outfits color-coded in this tale of female one-up-manship. "It's gloriously nonsensical," says our critic, "and yet it reverberates with eerie truth."
Oct 17, 2019
The in-jokes and callbacks come at you faster than the zombies do in this agreeable return to the world of the 2009 horror-comedy.
Oct 17, 2019
This "extremely weird" sequel to the 2014 film that riffed on Disney's Sleeping Beauty shunts its main character off-screen for most of its running time, in favor of CGI spectacle.
Oct 17, 2019
Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.