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NY Times Movies

Movie Review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Another Woody Allen Odd Couple

In Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight,” a...

Chris Pratt Is a Superhero in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Chris Pratt, best known for playing Andy Dwyer on...

Movie Review: ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ With Philip Seymour Hoffman

In “A Most Wanted Man,” a grim German...

On Video: Lewis Milestone’s ‘Armored Attack!’ and ‘Arch of Triumph’

A 1943 account of a Soviet village’s resistance...

The Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan Lands a Role on ‘Girls’

Desiree Akhavan is relishing a moment: Her first...

Movie Review: In ‘Lucy,’ Scarlett Johansson Transforms Into a Superwoman

Luc Besson’s new film, “Lucy,” turns Scarlett...

Kim’s Video Closes and a Village Sensibility Dies

Kim’s Video, once a chain of four stores in the...

Movie Review: ‘And So It Goes,’ a Geriatric Romance

Michael Douglas plays a crabby old guy who gets...

Movie Review: ‘Beneath,’ a Horror Movie About Being Trapped Underground

In Ben Ketai’s “Beneath,” strange sounds and...

NY Times Music

James Brown Is Celebrated in ‘Get On Up’

The new biopic “Get On Up” covers the life of...

Music Review: Marcus Belgrave and His Quintet Play Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and his band kept a...

Music Review: National Youth Orchestra Flexes Its Muscles at Carnegie Hall

The National Youth Orchestra, whose members range...

ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Herbert von Karajan, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and More

Times critics share what they’ve been listening...

Music Review: Patti LuPone Goes Iconoclastic at 54 Below

The Broadway star Patti LuPone makes a...

Marc-André Dalbavie’s ‘Charlotte Salomon’ to Open at Salzburg

Marc-André Dalbavie’s latest work, based on the...

Music Review: The Knights Play Stravinsky and Bartok in Central Park

The eclectic program played by the Knights on...

Weird Al Yankovic Scores With ‘Mandatory Fun’

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” is the first...

ArtsBeat: Rain Cuts Short Once-in-a-Generation Performance of ‘Hommy’

The first performance in 40 years of “Hommy: A...