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In ‘Les Misérables’: trapped on the outskirts of Paris — and the outskirts of French society

Ladj Ly’s debut feature (an Oscar nominee this year for best international film) is a document of social crisis disguised as a white-knuckle cop movie.

In Focus: Viva Varda! Agnès encore!

At the Brattle, “Varda by Agnès” is a master class on the late director’s cinema philosophy, aesthetics, and strategies.

Analysis | Ty Burr

Oscars celebrate the Hollywood boys’ club

It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world, according to the Oscars.

Instant Analysis | Ty Burr

‘Joker’ scores big, Greta Gerwig gets snubbed, and other takeaways from the Oscar nominations

The Academy is upholding this awards season’s shameful shut-out of women directors, although Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture.

The full list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards

Who got the nod? Who was snubbed? Here's the full list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards:

‘Joker’ tops Oscar nominations with 11; ‘Irishman’ scores 10

Todd Phillips’ much-debated supervillain origin story is the leading nominee for the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, with “The Irishman” close behind.


Persian pictures, gridiron greats, the enigma of YSL

Iranian cinema, American football, and French fashion onscreen.


From Iran, about the young, on the South Shore

A festival celebrates many genres and perspectives in contemporary Iranian cinema.