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Johnny Depp Says “No One Is Safe” From Cancel Culture

All it took was one question, and a press event with Johnny Depp turned uncomfortable. At the San Sebastian Film Festival, Depp received an honorary Donostia Award. But the focus quickly changed to Depp’s private life instead of his movie career. Depp commented on how a cancel culture is getting out of hand and asked […]

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The New York Film Festival Is Back, and Our Critics Have Favorites

The 59th New York Film Festival will have what the previous edition lacked: people in the seats. To tempt viewers back into its well-ventilated Lincoln Center theaters, the festival has instituted Covid-19 protocols, including mandatory masks and proof of vaccination. It has also assembled an international lineup of premieres and festival-circuit favorites, showcasing work from […]

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‘The Starling’ Review: For the Birds

A soppy, facile look at grief, “The Starling” finds its protagonist coping with the death of her infant daughter — and a marriage that has faltered in its aftermath — with the aid of a flapping metaphor. Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) is a supermarket employee who has channeled her anguish over losing a child into compulsive […]