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Days of Heaven

<i>Days of Heaven</i> reveals as much about its author’s process as it does about his thematic tendencies. This is most evident in the disparity between its …

The Twisted, Enthralling Rot of Sharp Objects

The HBO miniseries, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and adapted from Gillian Flynn’s thriller, probes the dark heart of small-town America.<p>The eeriest part of watching <i>Sharp Objects</i> is when you begin noticing all the things that shouldn’t be there. Maybe it’s a little girl dressed in white, sitting on …

Books

‘Sharp Objects’ Series Premiere Recap: Incorrigible

<b>Episode 1: ‘Vanish’</b><p>Camille Preaker can’t separate the present from the past. She may have left her tiny Missouri hometown years ago, but the place still haunts her dreams. In the opening scenes of “Sharp Objects,” two girls roller skate past the town’s border, then sneak into a Victorian mansion. …

'A Very English Scandal' Is Veddy, Veddy Fun, Indeed

"Are you ... my little bunny?"<p>It is impossible to convey, in paltry written English, the astonishing breadth of dark, rich, velvety plumminess with which Hugh Grant delivers that line in Amazon's gloriously fun 3-episode mini-series, <i>A Very English Scandal</i>.<p>It is plummier than an Argentinian Malbec. …

Deep cuts: how Sharp Objects offers up a radically dark view of women

In new limited series Sharp Objects, based on the 2006 novel by Gillian Flynn, everything smolders. Dilapidated buildings are covered in old graffiti and fraying posters. The green leaves on plants and trees sit lush and heavy in the hot air. Women and men fan themselves as they sit on the grass or …

Confessions

Bodies on the Yangtze bank. Photo taken by Murase.<p>Another dramatic and perhaps the most significant contribution to the explication of the Nanking …

on the necessity of brutality: why i went there

There’s an oft-made argument in genre fiction circles that sexual violence shouldn’t be used as a plot point. It’s regressive. It’s demeaning to …

Nanjing by the Numbers

A new report on the 1937-1938 massacre doesn't settle the contested issue of how many people died -- but it points to a much more significant new …

How the dazzling, overstuffed ‘Incredibles 2’ holds up a cracked mirror to present-day reality

One of the first things you notice in “Incredibles 2” — and if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it, you should do so before reading any further — is that no time appears to have elapsed since the events of the first “Incredibles.” Fourteen years may have gone by since the release of …

Animation

"Jaws" turns 40: Surprising facts about the first blockbuster

Jaws turns 40<p>Credit: Universal Pictures<p>Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images<p>Credit: Universal Pictures<p>Credit: Universal Pictures<p>You're gonna need a …

Saving Salinger

Recently, I took a train to Princeton University in search of two lost <b>J.D. Salinger</b> stories about Holden Caulfield’s family. “The Last and Best of …

Ellen Gilchrist's Elegant Surprises

By Frances Taliaferro<p>DRUNK WITH LOVE By Ellen Gilchrist Little, Brown. 239 pp. $ 15.95<p>ELLEN GILCHRIST is a dashing writer with an unpredictable but unmistakable voice. She cannot be assigned to any tidy literary group. A swashbuckler in a land of minimalists, a country-club apostate among the …

Mastiff

Earlier, on the trail, they’d seen it. The massive dog. Tugging at its master’s leash, so that the young man’s calves bulged with muscle as he fought to hold the dog back. Grunting what sounded like “Damn, Rob-roy! Damn dog!” in a tone of exasperated affection.<p>Signs along the trail forbade dogs …

Suicide Is So Aristocratic : THE ANNA PAPERS by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown : $16.95; 277 pp. 0-316-77935-0)

November 27, 1988|Pat Ellis Taylor | <i>Taylor's collection of short stories, "Afoot in a Field of Men," was published in January by Atlantic Monthly Press</i><p>First let me say that Ellen Gilchrist has created some of the most remarkable spoiled-brat-but-beautiful girl characters who have ever been …

Isle of Dogs exhibition in London attracts 40,000 film fans

Exhibition of original sets and figures from Wes Anderson’s film has been extended due to demand<p>Critics have hailed its “breathtaking visuals” and “meticulous construction”, now the chance to see the original sets and figures from the Isle of Dogs movie has brought more than 3,000 people a day …

Isle of Dogs

7 Famous Actresses That Voice Your Favorite Commercials

More by Leah<p>We know that plenty of famous actors and actresses lend their name and face to brands via commercials. There’s <b>Jennifer Aniston</b> …

9 Famous Actors That Voice Your Favorite Commercials

More by Leah<p>John Corbett, Ed Harris and Tim Allen are just a few of the famous actors voicing commercials.<p>A few days ago I unveiled some of the …

Isle of Dogs Should Make You Howl With Joy

Wes Anderson’s animated feature <i>Isle of Dogs</i> might be the most lyrically disjunctive movie ever made: Nothing fits together and everything harmonizes, …

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs': Is Cultural Appropriation Hollywood's Next Big Battleground?

Who gets to make what art? And where should we draw the line between ripping off and paying homage to another culture, asks a Hollywood Reporter …

‘Isle of Dogs’: 25 Striking Shots From Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion Tale

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Stop Motion

‘Isle of Dogs’: Everything You Need to Know About Wes Anderson’s New Stop-Motion Movie

"Isle of Dogs" is only the second PG-13 movie of Anderson's career, and it's become clear the stop-motion adventure will be nothing like "Fantastic …

The Velvet Room

Age-Appropriate Angst: On the one hand, it's quite understandable to the reader that Robin would feel torn between staying where she can have a …

'Let's No One Get Hurt' Is A Lyrical, Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

In the first few pages of <i>Let's No One Get Hurt</i>, the second novel from poet Jon Pineda, a man asks his 15-year-old daughter to shoot and kill her beloved dog (who's named Marianne Moore, after the modernist master from the 20th century. Pearl, the teenager, can't bring herself to do it — she sees …

The Best Movies of 2017

<i>The New York Times chief</i> <i>film</i> <i>critics,</i> <i>Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott</i><i>, share their</i> <i>favorite pictures of the year.</i><p><b>Manohla Dargis</b><p>In March, the producer-director Brett Ratner said that the website Rotten Tomatoes “was the worst thing we have in today’s movie culture,” directly blaming it for “the …

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

In Arkansas, there is a kind of David vs. Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller.<p>On one side, there is the giant Monsanto Company. On the other, a committee of 18 people, mostly farmers and small-business owners, that regulates the use of pesticides in the state. It has banned Monsanto's latest …

Pesticides

Top 10 errant teenagers in fiction

From Infinite Jest’s antsy prodigy to Brighton Rock’s haunted antihero, debut novelist Danny Denton picks the best bad girls and boys in books<p>A few years back, I started teaching secondary school and was suddenly reintroduced to the hysterical world of the teenager. Returned to me was their …

Expect 2018 to Be More Sane? Sorry, It’s Not Going to Happen

Happy new year to you and yours, of course, but I’m going to have to put a halt to the festivities and play Frowning Farhad for a minute: You’re fooling yourself if you think 2018 is going to be any different, sanity- or anxiety-wise, from the roller coaster of the year just concluded.<p>Sure, as in …

The #MeToo Movement Targets Meryl Streep and Shoots Itself in the Foot

There are many people who deserve blame for aiding and abetting Harvey Weinstein’s reign of terror, from agents to filmmakers. Meryl Streep is not …