Saadi Yacef, ‘Battle of Algiers’ Catalyst and Actor, Dies at 93

Saadi Yacef, a revolutionary chief who fought French rule in Algeria within the 1950s and then set in movement — and acted in — “The Battle of Algiers,” Gillo Pontecorvo’s acclaimed 1966 movie concerning the lengthy anti-colonialism battle, died on Sept. 10 in Algiers, the capital. He was 93. His…

How the Cast Members of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Found Their Voices

When you’re making a film musical, you’re most likely going to be searching for actors who can, , sing. It’s a truism that would appear to use to “Dear Evan Hansen,” an adaptation of that Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, with a rating by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. It stars…

An Eerie, Thrilling Trip to the Toronto International Film Festival

“Would you like to move to the orchestra?” a voice from the darkish whispered. I used to be at the Toronto International Film Festival and, moments earlier, had simply realized that I used to be the solely festivalgoer in the very capacious, very empty balcony. In regular years, this 2,000-seat…

How Jessica Chastain Became Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain spent years pursuing the chance to play Tammy Faye Messner, the indefatigable star of Christian broadcasting. Better recognized to an viewers of thousands and thousands as Tammy Faye Bakker, she and Jim Bakker, her husband on the time, presided over the favored PTL tv ministry till they had…

New Fall Movies 2021: Here Are More Than 125 Coming Soon

Movies continue to return to theaters, and some of our most popular heroes — James Bond; Neo and Trinity; a new group of Ghostbusters — are set to return with them this fall. The backlog from the pandemic means we’re getting not one but two films from Ridley Scott. Chloé…

‘The Many Saints of Newark’: A Guide to the ‘Sopranos’ Family Tree

In the world of “The Sopranos,” there’s household, after which there’s “family” — these hard-won, deep-seated mob ties that make non secular relations of each member of the Italian American mafia. Over the course of six seasons, that acclaimed HBO drama launched us to a number of dozen members of…

Andrew Garfield Can’t Remember Who He Was Before ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Jon (Andrew Garfield) is throwing a celebration, although there’s hardly a motive to have a good time. He’s riven with anxiousness, his cramped residence is overpacked with individuals, and he’s simply spent cash he doesn’t have, a down cost on success that won’t come inside his lifetime. But nonetheless, with…

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Review: Drag Queen Dreams

You must credit score “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” for boldness: This new British musical shouldn’t be afraid to be predictable. Characters who’re all archetypes go away no cliché unturned as they navigate plot turns we’ve seen 100 occasions earlier than. And but … Jonathan Butterell’s movie, now streaming on Amazon,…

Watch Jessica Chastain Take a Stand in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

In “Anatomy of a Scene,” we ask administrators to disclose the secrets and techniques that go into making key scenes in their motion pictures. See new episodes in the sequence on Fridays. You may also watch our assortment of greater than 150 movies on YouTube and subscribe to our YouTube…