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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

‘The Boys in the Band’ Review: How Far Have We Come, Really? by Glenn Kenny

This provocative work is again revived, now for Netflix with an all-star cast including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

‘Stuck’ Review: A Movie Musical Set in a Subway Car? Stand Clear. by Glenn Kenny

Michael Berry’s film about characters on a stalled train aims to show how, yes, we’re all connected and yes, we all need one another.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: ‘Blindspotting’ Walks a Tense Line in a Gentrifying Oakland by Glenn Kenny

Written by and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, the film struggles to balance its ambition as an entertainment with its social concerns.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Streaming: Spike Lee’s ‘Pass Over,’ an Offbeat Melding of Cinema and Theater by Glenn Kenny

The director delivers more than just a “filmed play” in this movie, now on Amazon Video, that was adapted from Antoinette Nwandu’s street-corner drama.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: Al Pacino’s Journey With Wilde’s ‘Salomé’ by Glenn Kenny

A story of obsession plays out in “Wilde Salomé” and “Salomé,” as Mr. Pacino veers into Camp.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Streaming: Netflix Originals That Don’t Get to the Theater by Glenn Kenny

Some films open on the big screen and on Netflix at the same time. Then there are the others.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ by Glenn Kenny

This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Once a ‘Mystery Science Theater’ In-Joke, Now Playing Comedy Clubs by Glenn Kenny

The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads become a running gag on the TV show. What took so long?

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: Okwui Okpokwasili’s ‘Bronx Gothic,’ From Stage to Screen by Glenn Kenny

A documentary revisits a harrowing solo performance piece that explores the sexual awakening of two girls in the Bronx.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: In ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ Early Movies Lost and Found by Glenn Kenny

A lot of future moguls got their start in one remote Yukon town. And an amazing amount of film history was left behind.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: In ‘Dark Night,’ Another Movie Theater, Another Shooting by Glenn Kenny

This fictional film by Tim Sutton was inspired by the massacre in 2012 at a showing of the film “The Dark Night Rises” in an Aurora, Colo., theater.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Streaming: Groundbreaking Horror Movies You Won’t See in a Theater by Glenn Kenny

Mike Flanagan, the filmmaker behind “Gerald’s Game,” “Oculus” and “Hush,” has found enthusiasm and a lack of red tape in the streaming world.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Review: ‘The First Monday in May’ Goes Behind the Scenes at the Met by Glenn Kenny

This documentary looks at the creation of the 2015 exhibition “China: Through The Looking Glass” and the benefit that coincides with its opening.

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