Beyond ‘The Social Network’: Other Noteworthy Movies at the New York Film Festival

A number of this year’s Oscar contenders emerged out of last month’s Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals, as they usually do. Danny Boyle’s kinetic outdoorsman-who-amputates-his-own-arm suspenser 127 Hours, Darren Aronofsky’s terror-at-the-ballet thriller Black Swan, and The King’s Speech, about King George VI overcoming a stammer, were among the films making big splashes—and Toronto also […]

Season-Six Premiere Recap: New Girl, Same As the Old

Ramona is really a human mood ring, just vacillating between emotions like changing from deep blue to cobalt to a frosty mint. She sways this way and that; her feelings are as changeable as a cloud bank rolling across the heavens. But for now, Ramona is having fun. She and Aviva toss a few more […]

Tycoon Manoli Olympitis reveals how he bedded some of the world’s most glamorous women – including a Greek princess, gambled his fortune and defied the Mafia in gripping memoir

Recalling the terrifying call, Olympitis writes: ‘Here’s what I think you should do. It’s time to go home. Go home. Go back to New York. Go back to your son, to your wife, your family. They need you. That’s where you belong. Go home. You understand me?’

‘Dangerous’ and ‘unfit’: Trump’s former national security advisers say he has ‘no moral compass’ in new Woodward book

Woodward’s book paints a devastating portrait of Trump by those who worked in his inner circle. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, all hired at the start of Trump’s presidency, are quoted detailing their frustrations with Trump’s inability to focus, their alarm […]

Dominic targets new theme in Slams with friendly foe Zverev

The improvement showed in Friday’s battle as he “dug deep, dug very deep” to win from two sets down for the first time in his career. The lanky German’s strength, his serve, can also be his biggest weakness. He was broken in five of eight games in the first two sets. Once he started winning […]

What magic can teach us about the future of technology, according to an MIT magician

Tempest, who has made magic using cellphone cameras and frequently gives talks at tech companies, also spoke of the importance of collaboration with outside experts in building anything, whether it’s magical, artistic, or technological. He maintains an “open door policy” at the Magic Lab, working with people from a variety of disciplines and taking ideas […]

Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

While it’s too soon to say if the measures worked, there were no immediate reports of infections among festivalgoers and compliance with mask mandates and social distancing appeared to be high. “We were a little bit worried at the beginning, of course,” said festival director Alberto Barbera. “We knew that we had a very strict […]

Lady Gaga dominates MTV VMAs with iconic pink face mask and Tricon Award win

Despite the heavier than usual tone, the youth-focused VMAs still contained references to some of the biggest pop culture moments of the year, including Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s viral WAP music video and Netflix’s wild documentary series Tiger King.

Real-Life Cops, and Me

In an era when all TV shows have age-suitability ratings and content guides, the vigor with which adult cop shows of the 1970s were marketed to children seems shocking. But in fact, immense energy was invested in embedding those series in the collective consciousness of children. Dell published 15-cent Mod Squad comic books, and Topps […]

Digital and drive-in, film festivals try to salvage a season

Tommy Oliver’s “40 Years a Prisoner,” about the face-off between Philadelphia police and the Black liberation group MOVE that led to a violent raid in 1978, had been planned for release next year but will instead debut at TIFF ahead of airing on HBO in December. Through Michael Africa Jr., the grown son of two […]