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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘In the Heights’ y el colorismo: lo que se pierde cuando se borra a los afrolatinos by Maira Garcia, Sandra E. Garcia, Isabelia Herrera, Concepción De León, Maya Phillips and A.o. Scott

La película, ambientada en un barrio neoyorquino conocido como la Pequeña República Dominicana, no incluyó a latinos de piel oscura en los papeles principales. Críticos y reporteros del…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

‘In the Heights’ and Colorism: What Is Lost When Afro-Latinos Are Erased by Maira Garcia, Sandra E. Garcia, Isabelia Herrera, Concepción De León, Maya Phillips and A.O. Scott

The film, set in a New York neighborhood known as the Little Dominican Republic, didn’t cast dark-skinned Latinos in lead roles. Our writers discuss how that absence reverberates.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘In the Heights’ Review: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by A.O. Scott

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical comes to the screen as an exuberant and heartfelt party, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Anthony Ramos.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

What I Learned About Democracy From the Movies by A.O. Scott

Seven films that paint a portrait of America in all its contradictions, inconsistencies and outright delusions.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Review: Singing for Her Life by A.O. Scott

Lee Daniels’s hectic biopic portrays the singer as a victim of abuse, addiction and government persecution.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

‘The Little Things’ Review: Good Old-Fashioned Police Work by A.O. Scott

Denzel Washington and Rami Malek play detectives on the trail of a serial killer in John Lee Hancock’s vintage thriller.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Oscars Are a Mess. Let’s Make Them Messier. by A.O. Scott

Nothing has been normal about the last year, including the movies. The academy shouldn’t try to pretend otherwise. It should see this as an opportunity.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review: All the Blues That’s Fit to Sing by A.O. Scott

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in a potent adaptation of August Wilson’s play

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ Review: Rapper’s Delight by A.O. Scott

Radha Blank’s film is an intimate, epic reckoning with age, ambition and everything else.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Review: You Say You Want a Revolution by A.O. Scott

The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

What Happens When We Lose the Art That Brings Us Together? by A.O. Scott

Going online is one answer, but it’s not so simple.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Critic’s Pick: ‘High Flying Bird’ Review: A Thrilling Dunk on Capitalism by A.O. Scott

The director Steven Soderbergh teams up with Tarell Alvin McCraney and André Holland to take on the contradictions of modern sports culture.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

One Nation Under a Movie Theater? It’s a Myth. by Manohla Dargis and A.o. Scott

Hollywood wants us to think that its films are for everyone, but our critics say that was never true. Still, they see a way forward.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ and What an Epic Oscars Fail Really Says by Manohla Dargis, Wesley Morris and A.o. Scott

Three New York Times critics share their reactions to the wrong best picture being announced at the awards show.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

An Appraisal: Carrie Fisher, a Princess, a Rebel and a Brave Comic Voice by A.O. Scott

She entered popular culture as a princess in peril and endures as something much more complicated and interesting.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Cinematic View From Telluride by A.O. Scott

The film festival over the Labor Day weekend is at once more relaxed and more intense than others.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

More 'Ask the Film Critics' by Manohla Dargis and A.o. Scott

Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott answer reader questions about how they divvy up reviews, quote whores and more.

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