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For nearly all 115 minutes of “The Death of Louis XIV,” the hypnotically grueling new film from the Catalan writer-director Albert Serra, we are peering into a royal bedchamber at 18th century Ver
“Legion of Brothers” is a story of heroism writ bold, but it is also something more. On the most immediate level, this involving, unexpectedly moving documentary describes the impressive Green Ber
A group of artists inspired by science and the history of the Mt. Wilson Observatory will take over the site for a weekend of performance and exhibitions.
Mr. Belohlavek was an accomplished interpreter of his country’s leading composers, including Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu and Josef Suk.
Evan Rachel Wood was not immune to conjuring her own fan theories while shooting “Westworld.” “I was certainly the main geek on set coming into the hair and makeup trailer every day going off on s
Video game developers and academics are putting a spotlight on games that tackle subject matter left off the industry's main stage at the Different G
This film by the Israeli director Avi Nesher, based on Baruch Milch’s memoir, uses a potboiler setup to delve into themes of history and reconciliation.
Peder Balke and William Chappel, subjects of shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, were very different painters but had a surprising amount in common.
“Midnight Return” is about an American’s harrowing prison sentence in Turkey in 1970 that inspired a film; “Becoming Bond” traces the life of George Lazenby, a one-time James Bond.
A few film directors are trying to change a persistent gender imbalance behind the camera by hiring female-majority crews. The process hasn’t always been smooth.
Bronson van Wyck, descended from one of the New York area’s Dutch founding families, enjoys decorating his home as he usually designs temporary spaces.
Moscow, June 1, IRNA -- The three-day meeting of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) was held in Belarus capital of Minsk as Iran attended the meeting as an observer.
The entertainment industry is taking part in a growing conversation about how awards organizations should make room for performers whose gender ident
Christopher Plummer plays the exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II in this melodrama, which unfolds in the Netherlands in the early years of the Second World War.
It’s about as plausible as your average stage — or movie — musical, but “Opening Night” proves a funny and sexy, if decidedly slight, backstage comedy. Anchored by an engaging turn by Topher Grace
Seeing Neil Marshall’s name in the opening credits of a horror film should spark delight in genre fans’ gore-loving hearts, but it only brings disappointment in “Dark Signal.” The “Descent” and “D
Jim Carrey is a step closer to trial over the death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled the wrong
L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang is at the Cannes Film Festival, taking in the scene and all the movies he can watch on very little sleep. In this, his Cannes diary, we can follow along.
What if a hemophiliac were a vampire? This mildly creative concept fuels “Aaron’s Blood,” but there’s little else to keep its heart beating. Writer-director Tommy Stovall built the indie horror mo
The name Ophuls is one of the most justly revered in French cinema, and “Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival” offers Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to put the work of two grea
A coming-of-age tale of an indigenous Sami girl, played by the expressive Lene Cecilia Sparrok, examines systemic discrimination in Sweden in the 1930s.
Zoe Lister-Jones might be best known to mainstream audiences for her role on the CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces,” but the actress has a long resume with roots in indie film. She and her husband, Daryl
“I’ve always been good at faking things,” says the cunning and controversial artist at the center of Maura Axelrod’s playful, intriguing documentary “Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back.” Cattelan’s
For seven frenzied months, between a dramatic inner-tube rescue off the coast of Florida in 1999 and an armed raid on a modest Miami house, 6-year-old Elián Gonzalez was more than just a boy who’d
A controversial sculpture inspired by gallows used in prominent U.S. government executions — including the mass execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minn., in 1862 — will be removed from the
A controversial sculpture inspired by gallows used in prominent U.S. government executions — including the mass execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minn., in 1862 — will be removed from the
Credible characters, some nice writing and a vital message highlight “Handsome Devil,” an Irish boarding school dramedy about coming out — and coming of age. Although the film can feel a bit been-
The Canadian owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song Hotel Californ
London, June 1, IRNA – Minister of Education and Research of Norway Torbjorn Roe Isaksen in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Oslo Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh on Thursday underlined Oslo's
Justin Trudeau will help TV morning show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off their visit to Canada on Monday. Live With Kelly and Ryan has bo
The Hungarian composer Peter Eotvos’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s epic play had an acclaimed Paris premiere in 2004 and now it makes its New York debut.
Tabriz, June 1, IRNA – The legendary mountain-climber Azim Qeichisaz returned home on Wednesday receiving a hero's welcome by his fellow citizens after successfully ascending the 8,516-meter (27,
As Beatles devotees and music fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheryl Finn recalls her grandfather, the
“I Love Dick” crams a lot of life into a double entendre. The new Amazon series from creators Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and Sarah Gubbins, adapted from the eponymous book by Chris Kraus, fools
“Fleabag” is the kind of comedy that may make you cry. Creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays a young woman, called Fleabag, who misdirects her energy all over London. The results are first f
Jade Jackson can recall every detail of the room in which she played her first gig — the size of the place, what it smelled like, the décor hanging on the walls. But then of course she can: The ve
Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot and the biggest fireworks display in Canada Day history are among the attractions for the country's 150th birthda
Everybody’s grief may take different shapes, but comedian Demetri Martin’s movie about it, “Dean,” resembles a lot of other joke/mope/joke/emo-music movies. Writer-director Martin, a deadpan wit a
It was the show that launched a thousand opinion pieces. Now, after six tumultuous seasons in which it seems every moment has been analyzed, “Girls” ended with Hannah Horvath unexpectedly packing
When Emmy voters find something they like, they’re apt to return to the well again and again until (finally!) a new series or performance is so good that it jolts them out of their lethargy. This
Chris Cornell's widow says she's grateful for the support her family has received in the wake of the Soundgarden frontman's death last month, but she
Algeria, June 1, IRNA – Iranian envoy to Algeria Reza Ameri in a meeting on Wednesday with the Persian Language students at the University of Algiers referred to Persian Language as the language of t
Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday.
After a decade of waiting in the last line onstage, Ms. Teuscher is a soloist with American Ballet Theater and will make her New York debut this month.
Between them, Nick Nolte and Sela Ward have nearly 150 movie and TV credits. But the pair had never worked together until “Graves,” the freshman comedy on Epix about a former president (Nolte) str
When Dav Pilkey meets his fans, he’s never quite sure what to expect. For the author and illustrator of the bestselling “Captain Underpants” books — a series that has been delighting kids and occa
It's been almost two decades since the first Captain Underpants book was released. But the poo, pee and fart jokes persist and are headed to the big
Moscow, june 1, IRNA - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian awarded Iranian musician Razmik Ohanian the Movses Khorenatsi Medal in recognition of many years of his artistic career and efforts to bring
Well, at least we know there’s still a line. On Tuesday, when Tyler Shields’ intentionally provocative photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding what appeared to be the bloody, severed head of Presi
Parents and caregivers of children aged five and younger should not only minimize screen time at home but use it mindfully themselves, the Canadian P
Can an iconic rock band that’s lost a key member continue? Or should it? Founding members of the Who — Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — have kept that band alive despite the deaths of drummer Ke
Long before Facebook was a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye, before the president of the United States became the world’s most powerful tweeter, David Sedaris was recording his day-to-day life the old-s
The catacombs of Domitilla, close to the Appian Way, have been restored with laser and scanning technology, reviving the fading tale of life and death in Rome’s early Christian community.
Protests at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum in New York challenge white artists’ representations of harrowing stories of racial violence.
Ms. Rose’s profile is growing abroad as she makes art that invites viewers to explore her island nation, from its culture to the rooms in her family’s home.
Early on in “Wonder Woman,” the unexpectedly thrilling new movie in the typically non-thrilling DC Extended Universe from the Warner Bros./DC Comics factory, the Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gado
Robin Pecknold, lead singer of the indie rock band, needed a six-year sabbatical before he could rejoin his band mates for their record “Crack-Up.”
The release, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” is a conventional take on radio pop from a singer who seemed poised to stand in opposition to the mainstream.
Leonardo da Vinci's bird-like flying machine and portable bridge have been brought to life in a new exhibition opening on Thursday in the Belgian cit
Björk didn’t need to open her mouth to inspire wild cheers of devotion — and at least one shout of “I love you!” — from the capacity crowd gathered to see her perform Tuesday night at Walt Disney
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