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‘Ray & Liz’ Is A ‘Melancholic And Unsparing’ Portrait Of A Household At Society’s Edge

by Andrew Lapin Richard Billingham grew up in a squalid tenement home in Thatcher-era Britain, in a region outside Birmingham commonly referred to as the Black Country. And true to its name, his upbringing was the blackest of circumstances. Billingham and his younger brother Jason wrestled with an alcoholic, withdrawn father and a violent, short-tempered

Disney Cable Channel Defends Casting Black Actress As New ‘Little Mermaid’

by Vanessa Romo When Disney announced that Halle Bailey, a teen actress and one-half of the singing group

Danny Boyle On ‘Yesterday,’ A Magical Realism Mystery Tour Of Beatles Songs

by Audie Cornish In the story of Rip van Winkle, a man asleep for 20 years wakes up in a world where people know things that he doesn’t. Flip that, and you’d have a story about someone who wakes up to discover he knows things that no one else knows. That is, you’d have the

Rumors Of The Death Of The Rom-Com Are Greatly Exaggerated

The debate about whether romantic comedies are — or ever were — dead is an old one by

‘It’s Taken On A Whole Other Life,’ Says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan

Around the time Kevin Kwan published his 2013 satirical novel Crazy Rich Asians, a producer reached out with

Origin-al Sin: What Hollywood Must Learn From ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

by Glen Weldon Mr. Parker Goes to Washington: Spidey (Tom Holland) scales the Washington Monument in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Columbia Pictures Long, long ago, when the Earth was new and ichthyosaurs swam the turbid seas, Iron Man 2 arrived in theaters. [Ed. Note — Simmer down. It was 2010.] It was, most agreed, a disappointment, compared