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With 'Princess Cyd,' director Stephen Cone begins to emerge from under the radar

Stephen Cone grew up the son of a Southern Baptist minister in South Carolina, where he led Bible study classes in high school while coming to grips with an emerging queer identity.

Now based in Chicago, where he teaches at Northwestern, the 37-year-old is the rare contemporary filmmaker whose work celebrates the act of questioning and makes introspection seem dynamic, even monumental.

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Can we pretend an artist’s conduct doesn’t matter in post-Harvey Weinstein Hollywood?

In light of the widespread accusations of sexual misconduct sweeping through Hollywood and beyond, Times film critic Justin Chang and television critic Lorraine Ali discuss how this seismic shift has changed the way they view movies and TV shows.

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Pairing gritty storytelling with gorgeous images makes animated 'The Breadwinner' unusual

Animator Nora Twomey was a key player in two of the best animated films of recent years, “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” and now, with “The Breadwinner,” she has an exceptional feature of her own.

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As John Lasseter takes a leave, Disney and Pixar face an uncertain road ahead

John Lasseter’s decision to leave Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios for six months following complaints of inappropriate interactions with employees has stunned the animation community and raised questions about the fallout for Disney’s signature animation business.

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How ‘Disaster Artist's’ James Franco found art and heart in ‘The Room,’ the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies

Four years ago, during the making of “The Interview,” the North Korea-provoking comedy that would go on to flirt notoriously with history in its own unpredictable, stranger-than-fiction ways, James Franco found the strange and vaguely Eastern European patois of cult movie icon Tommy Wiseau spilling out of his mouth.

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'Call Me by Your Name,' '1945' and other movie picks for Nov. 24

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.

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