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Biopics Get a Brief Boost at the Box Office

‘The Disaster Artist’ and ‘I, Tonya’ make their mark in an otherwise poor year for biographical movies.<p>As <i>Coco</i> continued to dominate the domestic box …

Movies

15 Actors Who Completely Disappeared In 2017

Actors take breaks. It’s only natural. Making a film is harder than it seems, especially when your duties don’t only involve the making of the film, …

Emily Blunt

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

Every year, plenty of lists appear touting the best movie of the year (we're no exception), box office results are tallied, and a consensus builds around the top movies everyone loved. Some, if they're lucky, end up among the best of all time.<p>These movies are definitely worth watching. Everyone …

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The Twenty-five Most-Read New Yorker Archive Stories of 2017

The year 2017 will be remembered for many things; one of them may be the way that, for so many of us, the news cycle seemed to speed up. Even so, readers found their way to <i>The New Yorker’s</i> archive in droves, discovering classic pieces that have remained or even grown more compelling with the …

Culture

The Top 10 Movies of 2017

While I was trying to narrow down my list of the best movies of 2017, Hollywood was on fire. The city that invented the movies was burning—as of this …

Yukon Territory

The Best Films of 2017

<i>To read about what the films of the year meant to 2017, see K. Austin Collins’s accompanying year-end essay.</i><p>10. <i>Columbus</i><p>Any number of well-made, …

Terrence Malick

Shia LaBeouf in Call Me by Your Name and Other Stars Almost Cast in 2017 Movies

In <b>Call Me by Your Name</b>, Armie Hammer plays the all-American object of desire, but would the movie have worked as well if Shia LaBeouf had taken his …

Movies

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Won Cannes With This Powerhouse Role

Lynne Ramsay's child trafficking drama won two major prizes at Cannes: Best Actor and Best Screenplay.<p>“You Were Never Really Here” may have lost the …

Entertainment

Texting With a Ghost in Personal Shopper

The Atlantic looks back on the key cinematic moments of 2017, this time the Kristen Stewart–starring postmodern drama.<p>Over the next month, <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “And, Scene” series will delve into some of the most interesting films of the year by examining a single, noteworthy moment and unpacking what it …

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Best movies of 2017: ‘Mudbound’ is a quintessentially American classic

The health of our current film culture might best be described in terms of balance: Whereas the industry as a whole in 2017 was kept afloat by family films, superheroes and horror, critics and fans alike are searching for excellence across a wide spectrum of genres and target audiences: As …

Lifestyle

In Pursuit of Truth: An Evening with the National Book Awards

2017 National Book Awards finalists Erica Armstrong Dunbar (<i>Never Caught</i>) and David Grann (<i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i>) join 2017 National Book Awards …

Books

Book Your Trip: Three Great Literary Destinations to Explore

I love to bring books when I travel. And I’m not just talking about the standard bestseller plane reads you can pick up at any airport newsstand. …

Arthur Conan Doyle

The 50 top films of 2017 in the US

Our countdown of the best films shown on US screens in the past year starts with hologram lovers, an Instagram stalker and a ‘poker princess’. Check in every weekday for more<p>See the UK cut of the list<p>41<p>Beatriz at Dinner<p>Smart, Trump-anticipating satire with Salma Hayek as a Mexican-born healer who …

Emily Dickinson

Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

You know it's been a great year for movies when 16 film critics all pick different films.<p><i>Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics</i> …

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The Best Movies of 2017

Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson breaks down his favorite films of the year, from gorgeous gay romances to dazzling journeys through time.<p>It was a strange year for movies, just as it was a strange (to put it mildly) year for the U.S. What looked, at times, to be a year somehow lacking, …

Timothée Chalamet

Update: 2017 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 21 Total!

<i>Get these PDFs now before the links disappear.</i>Hollywood studios and production companies are going through their annual ritual of making the year’s …

Movies

Joining an explorer-led adventure to deliver aid along the Amazon

In the darkness, warm rain raps incessantly on the crude tarpaulin above my head, as I huddle with seven others – virtual strangers until a few days …

Weekend Binge: You won’t see Padmavati this week, but why not watch these incredible historical epics?

<i>Every week, we will curate a collection of titles - movies, TV, general miscellanea - for you to watch (and in some cases, read, or listen to), in a</i> …

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New York Film Critics Circle names "Lady Bird" best of 2017

Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Willem Dafoe and Tiffany Haddish take acting honors from the NYC critics group, a precursor to Oscar nominations

Timothée Chalamet

‘The Disaster Artist’ Is A Triumph Of Non-Literal Adaptation

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber had a monster of a task in trying to adapt Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s book, <i>The Disaster Artist</i>. The book, which is wonderful (you can read my interviews with Sestero here) is many-layered and with multiple chronologies, at once Sestero’s …

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Directors have unique visions for their stories, but they all know which scene pulls their film together

Remember the scene that sticks with you as the film's credits roll? The one you're probably able to remember most readily an hour, a day, a week after seeing a great film? That's a key scene, and as these award season directors remind us, what makes a key scene crackle can be any number of elements …

Movies

The 16 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

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Robert Pattinson on Picking Under-the-Radar Directors and Why Claire Denis is the Most ‘Authentic Punk’ He’s Ever Met

Robert Pattinson talks about his upcoming projects with the Zellner Brothers, Olivier Assayas, Antonio Campos, Ciro Guerra and Claire Denis.<p>It’s not …

Entertainment

Best of 2017: Film Critic Top Ten Lists

Below, we collect every year-end Top Ten list published by major film critics and publications. This page will be updated throughout December and …

Phantom Thread

The Furniture: Building a Way out of Mudbound

<b>"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.</b><p>“I dreamed …

Mary J. Blige

What on earth will be nominated for Adapted Screenplay?

Past Oscar years have often had an imbalance in the screenplay categories, with original being the designated place for edgy (for Oscar at least) …

Movies

2017 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 17 Total!

Update: 2017 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 17 Total!<p><i>Get these PDFs now before the links disappear.</i><p>Hollywood studios and …

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Holiday science book guide for 2017: Why not give them the cosmos for Christmas?

When it comes to holiday gifts, books are tricky things: How do you know your gift book will resonate with the recipient? If they’re geekily …

Bill Gates

What’s streaming on Thanksgiving on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

We sort through what to watch on Thanksgiving 2017 on the three major streaming services.

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Good Time review – Robert Pattinson excels in electrifying urban thriller

Pattinson runs into a whole lot of trouble in this high-energy heist caper from rising indie stars Josh and Benny Safdie<p>This adrenalised street opera from feted indie film-makers Josh and Benny Safdie has been hailed in some quarters as a revelatory breakthrough for former <i>Twilight</i> star Robert …

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