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The Most Stylish Scammer: 20 Years of ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’

Anthony Minghella’s 1999 film adaptation, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the coast of Italy, has become a cult classic (and a warning)

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‘Vox Lux,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Suspiria,’ and the Perils of Performing While Female

Three recent films interrogate the art, fame, and morals of women performers. They were also all directed by men.

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Summer of Love: The Return of the Two-Person Rom-Com

Recent hits like ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Set It Up,’ and ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ suggest that the romantic comedy is experiencing a revival. But the genre was never dead; Hollywood was just making the wrong versions of it.

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‘Ocean’s 8,’ but Make It Fashion

The heist reboot, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and the Met Gala red carpet, is the newest entrant into the "fashion film" canon—or at least it wants to be

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The Diablo Cody Guide to Modern Motherhood

With ‘Tully,’ Cody and director Jason Reitman return to the subject—and the struggle—of parenting

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The Almosts and What-ifs of ‘Sliding Doors’

20 years after its release, the Gwyneth Paltrow movie lives on as a piece of pop psychology. Writer-director Peter Howitt explains how ‘Sliding Doors’—the film and the phenomenon—got made.

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The Golden Globes Red-Carpet Protest Wasn’t Perfect, but It Was a Start

A visual element—like black dresses—is a necessary part of any larger campaign

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How ‘Broadcast News’ Predicted Journalism As We Know It

Released in December 1987, the James L. Brooks dramedy is a bittersweet, still-timely look at the people who produce the news. Thirty years later, its creators reflect on the film’s legacy.

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How ‘Near Dark’ Explains Kathryn Bigelow’s Politics

Examining the power dynamics of the director’s 1987 genre film

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Me Before Euthanasia

‘Me Before You’ is this summer’s weepy romance — and also an extremely mangled film about the right to die. Join the boycott.