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Anatomy of a Scene: How ‘Cold War’ Makes a Classic Pop Song Feel Modern

Feb 21, 2019 • 4:52 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The director Pawel Pawlikowski discusses how he uses “Rock Around the Clock” in a moment from his drama about a turbulent …

Further reading: A Literary Guide to the Oscars

Feb 21, 2019 • 4:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Let your favorite movies of 2018 guide your next reading …

‘Cold War’ | Anatomy of a Scene

Feb 21, 2019 • 3:57 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Pawel Pawlikowski narrates a sequence from his …

The Carpetbagger: Oscars 2019 Predictions: Who Will Win Best Picture, Actor and Actress

Feb 21, 2019 • 2:30 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Our expert has been closely following the races and the voters, all season. Here’s what he thinks will happen at the ceremony on …

Netflix’s ‘Shtisel’ Is Binge-Worthy TV on a Strict Form of Judaism

Feb 21, 2019 • 2:11 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Israeli drama is being praised as an accurate and compelling portrayal of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a group that typically is insular — and doesn’t …

The Baffling Road to the Oscars: An Academy Timeline

Feb 21, 2019 • 1:58 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

A look back at the announcements made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about the 91st Academy Awards, and some of the backlash those …

Woody Allen Is Shooting a New Movie in Spain

Feb 21, 2019 • 12:49 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The director may have a tarnished reputation in the United States, but he has been able to secure funding from a Barcelona-based company for a new …

Sammy Davis Jr.’s Knotty Journey, on Film and in Song

Feb 21, 2019 • 11:37 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

An “American Masters” documentary and “Lyrics & Lyricists” show at the 92nd Street Y explore the entertainer’s immense talent and complex …

Police Say Jussie Smollett Staged Assault as Publicity Stunt

Feb 21, 2019 • 11:18 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Chicago police said Thursday that the “Empire” actor, upset over his salary, staged a fake assault with the help of two …

A Pocket Guide to the Oscars’ Beefiest Controversies

Feb 21, 2019 • 10:11 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

How to navigate a fractious, scandal-plagued year at the …

The Claustrophobic World of Anna Burns’s ‘Milkman’

Feb 21, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Erin Schwartz Her Man Booker–winning novel offers a haunting look at daily life during The Troubles. The post The Claustrophobic World of Anna …

No Thanks. Really, Oscar Winners, Skip That Part.

Feb 21, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

If the Academy Awards can proceed without a host, it’s time to rethink those acceptance speeches. …

Better Days for ‘Better Things’ With the Women in Charge

Feb 21, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Behind the scenes, Pamela Adlon’s world was shaken by allegations against her writing partner, Louis C.K. On screen, the FX drama has bounced …

Grey Wolf, Grizzly Bear, White-Tailed Deer

Feb 21, 2019 • 9:58 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Jenny Browne The post Grey Wolf, Grizzly Bear, White-Tailed Deer appeared first on The Nation . …

Puzzle No. 3490

Feb 21, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto The post Puzzle No. 3490 appeared first on The Nation . …

Tana French’s Crime-Fiction Masterpiece

Feb 21, 2019 • 8:45 AM ET Culture The Nation  

J. Robert Lennon The Witch Elm is a triumph of the genre. The post Tana French’s Crime-Fiction Masterpiece appeared first on The Nation . …

‘Prosecuting Evil’ Review: At 98, His Passion for Justice Hasn’t Dimmed

Feb 21, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Benjamin B. Ferencz was the chief prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at the Nuremberg trials. This documentary tells his …

Critic’s Pick: ‘The Competition’ Review: Vying for a Slot in an Elite Film School

Feb 21, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

In Claire Simon’s engaging, provocative documentary, future filmmakers go through a grueling …

‘Holiday’ Review: Sun and Fun on the Turkish Riviera, Then a Lot Less Fun

Feb 21, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The director Isabella Eklof inverts revenge conventions in her debut film, in a way that dares the audience to call it …

Critic’s Pick: ‘Wrestle’ Review: On the Mat, Fighting for a Future

Feb 21, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Raw and empathetic, Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer’s vérité portrait of four high-school wrestlers disdains forced …