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Box Office: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Crushes Franchise Record With

“John Wick: Chapter 4” knocked down the box office competition, collecting a remarkable $73.5 million in its opening weekend. Boosted by positive reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the fourth installment in Lionsgate’s action series, led by Keanu Reeves as a legendary assassin, landed the best start of the franchise. It’s one of the rare original properties to keep […]

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‘Succession’ Creator Jesse Armstrong Hoped He’d ‘Get Argued Out of’

Jesse Armstrong saddened millions of fans in February when he announced that the upcoming season of “Succession” would be its last. According to the creator and showrunner of the HBO corporate drama, the ending of Season 4 felt “natural,” but he nonetheless secretly hoped someone would talk him out of wrapping up the series, which […]

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Taylor Swift Lauds Lana Del Rey, Does ‘Promo’ for ‘Brilliant’

When it comes to the surprise-songs portion of each night’s show on the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift fans probably should have seen one of Friday night’s two picks coming. Of course she was going to honor the opening day of release for her friend Lana Del Rey’s new album by performing the song that the […]

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‘On the Edge’ Review: Nicolas Peduzzi’s Galvanizing, Artful Hospital Doc

The busy public hospital in the Parisian suburb of Clichy has one psychiatrist on staff. Every day, as doggedly tracked by the nervy handheld camera of Nicolas Peduzzi’s “On the Edge,” he deals with some of the most intractable afflictions the hospital ever sees. His patients, often referred to him after being treated for other […]

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‘Wild Life’ Review: Clothing Magnates Turned Conservationists Return Chile to

Doug and Kris Tompkins’ dream sounded like a fanciful one. Seduced by a region of ravishing South American wilderness in which they found particular sanctuary, and wishing to protect it from any insensitive or unseemly development, they landed on a solution both simple and absurd-sounding: Why not simply buy as much of it as possible? […]

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‘Praying For Armageddon’ Review: A Chilling Look At The Pastors,

If for any reason you’ve recently been feeling complacent about global security, international relations and oh, you know, little things like the continued existence of the species, here to herald the end of all that comes Tonje Hessen Schei and Michael Rowley’s “Praying for Armageddon,” a glossy, persuasive and increasingly alarming documentary exposing the influence […]

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Sarasota Fest Showcases Documentary Films as Producers Seek Distribution Deals

As the market for independently made documentaries continues to dry up, regional film festivals have become essential to filmmakers hoping to sell their docs. At this year’s Sarasota Film Festival, which kicks off on March 25, 36 documentaries are part of the lineup. Over 25 of them are seeking distribution. They include Luke Lorentzen’s “A […]

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Box Office: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Unloads Impressive $29

Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. “John Wick: Chapter 4” is firing off a franchise-best opening weekend at the domestic box office, eyeing a finish that could stretch north of $70 million. Lionsgate’s action sequel got off to an impressive start with a $29.4 million opening day from 3,855 locations, a gross that includes $8.9 million […]

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