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‘Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story’ Review: Liza Minnelli’s Life Proves as Radiant as Her Art in Bruce David Klein’s Scintillating Documentary

On November 16, 1964, when she was 18, Liza Minnelli stepped onto the stage of the London Palladium to join in a concert given by her mother, Judy Garland — the first...

‘Wise Guy: David Chase and the Sopranos’ Review: Alex Gibney’s Sensationally Artful Documentary Explores Every Angle of TV’s Greatest Show

Overflowing with insight; stuffed with bracing interviews and anecdotes and archival footage; as bursting with flavor as a baked ziti; and as immersive, in its way, as the show itself, “Wise...

‘The Freshly Cut Grass’ Review: At Tribeca, a Double Drama of Adultery as Cure for the Midlife Family Blues

In “The Freshly Cut Grass,” there’s a scene that captures how people who’ve been married for a while, and are in the thick of raising children, can snipe at each other...

In 1999, ‘Run Lola Run’ Saw the Future. Rereleased 25 Years Later, the Film Is More Exhilarating Than Ever

Of all the heady-cool, matrix-of-reality, the-digital-future-is-now movies released in 1999, “Run Lola Run” may have been the 1999iest. Sure, “The Matrix” was the sci-fi landmark that bullet-timed audiences into the 21st...

Would ‘Hit Man’ Be a Hit in Theaters? Netflix Doesn’t Want You to Know

Next week, on June 7, the entertaining and highly acclaimed geek-goes-undercover-as-contract-killer screwball romantic thriller “Hit Man,” starring It Dude of the moment Glen Powell, drops on Netflix. But this weekend, in...

‘The Great Lillian Hall’ Review: Jessica Lange Is Grand as a Legendary Stage Actress Confronting Dementia

In “The Great Lillian Hall,” Jessica Lange plays a veteran theater actress — a legend of the Broadway stage — who is always putting on airs, reciting bits from her favorite roles,...

‘Taking Venice’ Review: A Tasty Doc About Robert Rauschenberg Winning the 1964 Venice Biennale. But Was It a U.S. ‘Conspiracy’? Uh, No

If you want to know how the definition of “scandal” has changed with the decades, you couldn’t do much better than to see “Taking Venice,” Amei Wallach’s highly enjoyable and revealing...

‘Ezra’ Review: Bobby Cannavale Lets It Rip as a Dad Who Kidnaps His Autistic Son in Tony Goldwyn’s Not-Bad Hearttugger

Sometimes, one of the shrewdest things a movie can do is to have its hero act in a way that’s not heroic or admirable or even very likable. In “Ezra,” Max...

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