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Netflix Holiday Movies Ranked, From Tree Toppers to Lumps of Coal

We are back for our third annual ranking of the new original Netflix Christmas films, and the news is good: After last season’s dull vintage, Netflix has gotten back on track and improved its batting average. Still, it’s worth noting that while the top movies are much better than their equivalents from last year, the […]

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Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Clarence Avant

The police on Thursday announced that they had arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of the music producer Clarence Avant, one day after she was killed at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. About an hour after Ms. Avant, 81, was killed, the suspect, Aariel Maynor, […]

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Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Music Producer Clarence Avant, Is Fatally Shot

In the documentary, actors and producers who knew the couple marveled at the longevity of the couple’s marriage and their fierce loyalty to each other. “They look so amazing,” the actor Jamie Foxx said. “They still look like they’ve got wedding cake on their feet, like they just walked off a soul wedding cake.” Chief […]

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Stream These 15 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in December

‘Magnolia’ (Dec. 31) With “Licorice Pizza” rolling into cinemas across the country this month, it’s a fine time to revisit this earlier effort from the writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson, another of his dizzy explorations of the colorful characters and emotional crises of the San Fernando Valley. Borrowing the Robert Altman template of big-canvas, […]

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Colton Underwood Comes Out and Comes Clean

An executive producer on the series, Underwood knows he has privilege and a platform, which is why he said he sought counsel from people who aren’t white gay cisgender men, including Nicole Garcia, a transgender Latina pastor. In an email, Garcia said Underwood could be a role model, especially to let young athletes know they […]

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Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

An arbitrator ruled last year that Kevin Spacey and his production companies owe MRC, the studio behind the Netflix series “House of Cards,” nearly $31 million for breach of contract following numerous sexual harassment allegations against the actor. The secret arbitrator’s ruling, which was issued 13 months ago, was made public on Monday when lawyers […]

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Netflix Turns Its Attention to Films It Hopes Everyone Wants to See

Toward the end of “Red Notice,” Netflix’s flashiest and most expensive attempt to date at starting a film franchise, Ryan Reynolds descends into a cave to search for a bounty pilfered by Nazis. Adorned in khakis and a fedora, he whistles the theme to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as he walks down the stairs. […]

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Review: ‘Cowboy Bebop,’ Minus the Art

“Cowboy Bebop,” an anime series that ran for one season in Japan 22 years ago, inspires a particular kind of devotion. A 1:1 mix of sci-fi western and film noir, steeped in American jazz and blues and framed by retro James Bond-meets-Blue Note credits, it was guaranteed to spawn a reverent cult — custom made […]

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Where the Eccentric Stars of Netflix’s’Tiger King’ are Now

Tim Stark and ‘Doc’ Antle In the wake of the first series, other roadside zoos have also been shut down. Stark, the owner of Wildlife in Need, in Charlestown, Ind., has been buffeted by legal troubles in which he lost his animals, his property and his firearms. After former staff members accused him of animal […]

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Jeanna de Waal Has Already Forgotten About That ‘Diana’ Film

The producers always promised that the show would make it to Broadway after the pandemic. But they had no idea what that would entail. “I remember the phrase ‘flattening the curve,’” Ashley said, referring to the city’s coronavirus lockdown. “We thought it would be for a few weeks. The possibility that it would be 600 […]

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The Cinderella Myth We Can’t Quit

Margaret Qualley has attained mega-celebrity of late, in two very disparate roles: She is the star of “Maid,” a bingeable Netflix series (based on Stephanie Land’s namesake memoir) about a young single mother’s struggle with grinding poverty, homelessness and hunger. And she is a “brand ambassador” for Chanel, representing one of the world’s most exclusive […]

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The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Sign up for our Watching newsletter to get recommendations on the best films and TV shows to stream and watch, delivered to your inbox. The sheer volume of films on Netflix — and the site’s less than ideal interface — can make finding a genuinely great movie there a difficult task. To help, we’ve plucked […]

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‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’: A Musical Based on a Musical About Writing a Musical. We Explain.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new film adaptation of “Tick, Tick … Boom!” is the musical version of the “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson’s musical about writing a musical. To clarify, that musical is not “Rent.” (Yes, our brains hurt, too.) “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” which premieres Nov. 12 in theaters and Nov. 19 on Netflix, portrays Larson (Andrew […]

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Why ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’ Won’t Stream Until Next Year

It was one of the most dramatic episodes of the season. Monica Lewinsky, the heroine of “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” strikes an immunity deal with federal prosecutors, and President Bill Clinton admits to having had an affair to a grand jury and the nation as a whole. The episode also brought Hillary Clinton, portrayed by […]

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Review: ‘Colin in Black & White’ Finds Kaepernick Before He Took a Knee

Even if you don’t watch football, you probably know Colin Kaepernick. You likely have seen images of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback kneeling through the national anthem, a protest against racism that spread among athletes in many sports. You may have seen him as a hot topic on cable news, a target in political […]

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Netflix Eyes New Jersey Army Base for Major Production Hub

Netflix wants to turn a crumbling Army base in New Jersey into one of the largest movie and television production hubs in the Northeast, a plan that has at least one important proponent: Gov. Phil Murphy. On Tuesday, Netflix said it would bid for a 289-acre chunk of Fort Monmouth, about 50 miles south of […]

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From Westerns to ‘Stranger Things,’ Hollywood Is Big Business in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — When the makers of “Stranger Things” were scouting for locations this year, they zeroed in on one of the most sought-after hubs in the United States for new film production: New Mexico’s high desert. Never mind that much of the sci-fi thriller’s new season is set in a fictional Indiana town and the […]

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’90s Sitcoms Shaped Me as an Immigrant Child. What if They Hadn’t?

All three main characters are undeniably American and from immigrant families. Neither identity is center stage, nor is it swept aside; neither is necessarily shameful, nor is it glorified. Their parents, like mine, speak with accents, but they’re never caricatured. Devi, Ramy and Dev have friends from various backgrounds. These shows ring true in large […]

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Why the Popularity of ‘Squid Game’ Scares Me

And on the subject of blame, you’re right: Biden didn’t cause shipping delays or rising gas prices (though presidents often have to answer for such matters regardless). He’s not the source of congressional obstructionism. But I focused on that obstructionism because he campaigned on the assertion that he knew how to work the levers of […]

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Netflix Earnings Results: Q3 2021

It’s been a tale of two Netflixes over the last few weeks, as a long-anticipated Dave Chappelle special drew sharp condemnations from staffers and critics alike and as the South Korean sleeper hit “Squid Game” became a global sensation, making it the streamer’s most-watched series to date. (Both detail a grim view of the world.) […]

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Netflix workers plan a walkout over Dave Chappelle.

Two weeks after the debut of Dave Chappelle’s standup special “The Closer” on Netflix, the streaming giant is still grappling with internal backlash as a group of staffers prepare to stage a virtual walkout on Wednesday. The walkout is the latest episode of employee unrest surrounding the special, leading to the kind of tough news […]

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Lee Jung-jae Thinks ‘Squid Game’ Critics Should Watch It Again

This interview contains spoilers. “Squid Game,” Netflix’s candy-colored Korean series about a tournament of childhood games played to the death, elicits strong reactions: People are fascinated or repelled. The most intense fans may want to wear “Squid Game”-style tracksuits, make Dalgona candy, or even learn Korean. Detractors complain of egregious violence and gaping plot holes. […]

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Haile Gerima Is Having a Hollywood Moment. It’s Left Him Conflicted.

Haile Gerima doesn’t hold back when it comes to his thoughts on Hollywood. The power games of movie producers and distributors are “anti-cinema,” he put it recently. The three-act structure is akin to “fascism” — it “numbs, makes stories toothless.” And Hollywood cinema is like the “hydrogen bomb.” For decades, Gerima, the 75-year-old Ethiopian filmmaker, […]

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Chappelle’s Netflix Show Just Isn’t Funny

We saw a record number of violent deaths suffered by trans and gender-nonconforming people in 2020. And there is a spate of truly appalling bills in states across the country aimed at the trans community. (You can listen to my “Sway” episode with the A.C.L.U. lawyer Chase Strangio about that here, as well as my […]

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Gadsby and Netflix Employees Pressure Executive Over Dave Chappelle Special

Tensions at Netflix continued to flare on Friday, 10 days after the release of a special by the comedian Dave Chappelle that critics inside and outside the company have described as promoting bigotry against transgender people. Early on Friday, a Netflix star criticized the company and Ted Sarandos, a co-chief executive, in a stinging social […]

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