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The Creator of ‘Bao’ on That Twist: ‘Part of Me Wanted to Shock Audiences’

The Creator of ‘Bao’ on That Twist: ‘Part of Me Wanted to Shock Audiences’

Bao, on the counter, and his creator in a scene from the Pixar short.

It’s the Movie Hit of the Summer: Why ‘The Kissing Booth’ Clicked

It’s the Movie Hit of the Summer: Why ‘The Kissing Booth’ Clicked

Jacob Elordi and Joey King in a scene from "The Kissing Booth."

The Golden Globes Get (Halfway) Woke

The Golden Globes Get (Halfway) Woke

Damon Winter/The New York Times

Review: In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ a P.T. Barnum Smaller Than Life

Review: In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ a P.T. Barnum Smaller Than Life

Hugh Jackman, center, as P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman.”

The Women Who Run the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

The Women Who Run the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

Kiri Hart, head of the Lucasfilm story group. “As a writer I was very hungry to create female characters who felt real,” she said.

How Did ‘The Shape of Water’ Become the Film to Beat at the Oscars?

How Did ‘The Shape of Water’ Become the Film to Beat at the Oscars?

Sally Hawkins as a mute janitor in “The Shape of Water.”

Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

James Franco wearing his Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7.

‘Solo’ Sputters at Box Office, Raising Worries of ‘Star Wars’ Fatigue

‘Solo’ Sputters at Box Office, Raising Worries of ‘Star Wars’ Fatigue

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca in “Solo,” which collected $83 million over the weekend.

Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms

Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms

Jake Gyllenhaal in New York recently. He spent nearly a year with Jeff Bauman, the Boston Marathon bombing survivor he portrays in “Stronger.”

Is ‘Holmes & Watson’ So Bad It’s Good?

Is ‘Holmes & Watson’ So Bad It’s Good?

“Holmes & Watson” is full of awkward, anachronistic bits like this one, in which Watson (John C. Reilly), left, and Holmes (Will Ferrell) ask Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris) to take a “self-photograph.”

Review: In ‘Before We Vanish,’ the Aliens Have a Lot of Questions

Review: In ‘Before We Vanish,’ the Aliens Have a Lot of Questions

Ryuhei Matsuda, center left, and Masami Nagasawa portray a couple in “Before We Vanish,” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

Review: In ‘Beirut,’ a War-Torn Backdrop for American Spy Games

Review: In ‘Beirut,’ a War-Torn Backdrop for American Spy Games

From left, Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm and Dean Norris in “Beirut,” directed by Brad Anderson.

Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Towering Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100

Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Towering Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100

Toshiro Mifune in “The Seven Samurai” (1954), one of the many films directed by Akira Kurosawa and written by Shinobu Hashimoto. It was the inspiration for the acclaimed 1960 western “The Magnificent Seven.”

Review: In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Real Heroes Portray Their Heroism

Review: In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Real Heroes Portray Their Heroism

Spencer Stone, left, and Alek Skarlatos in “The 15:17 to Paris,” directed by Clint Eastwood.

‘Jumanji’ Tops Box Office for a Second Week

‘Jumanji’ Tops Box Office for a Second Week

From left, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”


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