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A Pioneering Saudi Director on Her New Film, ‘Mary Shelley’

A Pioneering Saudi Director on Her New Film, ‘Mary Shelley’

“I come from a conservative place and I always want to respect where I come from,” Haifaa al-Mansour said.

Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test

Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test

Christina Hodson, right, came up with the idea for a tool to help screenwriters analyze gender equity — or inequity — in their work. John August incorporated the tool in his Highland 2 script software.

Home Is Where the Horror Is

Home Is Where the Horror Is

From left, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff play the family at the center of “Hereditary.”

Made of Blue Felt and Working Blue, Too: Dirty Puppets on the Big Screen

Made of Blue Felt and Working Blue, Too: Dirty Puppets on the Big Screen

Joel McHale with a felt antagonist in “The Happytime Murders.”

Review: In ‘Skyscraper,’ Dwayne Johnson Scales a Tower of Clichés

Review: In ‘Skyscraper,’ Dwayne Johnson Scales a Tower of Clichés

Dwayne Johnson plays a security analyst who becomes a superhero (without cape or portfolio) in “Skyscraper.”

Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’

Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’

Ben Whishaw voices the amiable bear in “Paddington 2.”

Fictional Police Brutality, Real Emotional Toll

Fictional Police Brutality, Real Emotional Toll

The Times’s assistant TV editor, Aisha Harris, discusses how representations of police brutality in media have changed. She says shows like “Insecure” and “Queen Sugar” sensitively deal with this issue by focusing on the interactions’ emotional toll, not the violence itself.

She Went to Interview Morgan Freeman. Her Story Became Much Bigger.

She Went to Interview Morgan Freeman. Her Story Became Much Bigger.

Chloe Melas, the CNN reporter who wrote about allegations against Morgan Freeman.

Lakeith Stanfield Is Playing Us All

Lakeith Stanfield Is Playing Us All

Full-frontal nudity? The actor told the director Boots Riley he’d been looking for that in a role for awhile. “‘O.K., this is the guy,” Mr. Riley thought. “This is the right kind of crazy.’”

Review: ‘John McEnroe’ Captures a Perfectly Imperfect Tennis Star

Review: ‘John McEnroe’ Captures a Perfectly Imperfect Tennis Star

John McEnroe, in his playing prime, in the documentary “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection.”

Quentin Tarantino Responds to Uma Thurman as Polanski Comments Resurface

Quentin Tarantino Responds to Uma Thurman as Polanski Comments Resurface

Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman attend the premiere of “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. Both say that a crash during filming seriously damaged their relationship.

Star Wars Fans, Awakened by ‘The Force,’ Turn Out in Droves

Star Wars Fans, Awakened by ‘The Force,’ Turn Out in Droves

Fans at a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Paris.

Review: ‘Let the Sunshine In’ Shows the Complex Radiance of Juliette Binoche

Review: ‘Let the Sunshine In’ Shows the Complex Radiance of Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche as Isabelle, a Parisian artist, in “Let the Sunshine In.”

Lucrecia Martel: A Director Who Confounds and Thrills

Lucrecia Martel: A Director Who Confounds and Thrills

Lucrecia Martel at her home in Buenos Aires. “Romantic comedies are my enemy,” she said.

This Horror Movie Is Based on a True Story. Sort Of.

This Horror Movie Is Based on a True Story. Sort Of.

Helen Mirren as the widow Sarah Winchester, who in real life did build an elaborate home, but it’s not what you think.

Women Rally on Cannes Red Carpet to Highlight Gender Inequality

Women Rally on Cannes Red Carpet to Highlight Gender Inequality

Actors and directors in a red carpet protest of inequitable representation of women at the Cannes Film Festival and in the industry in general.


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