For nearly all 115 minutes of “The Death of Louis XIV,” the hypnotically grueling new film from the Catalan writer-director Albert Serra, we are peering into a royal bedchamber at 18th century Ver
SERIES Girl Starter The aspiring female entrepreneurs vie for a prize package worth $100,000 in this competition series’ freshman-season finale. 7 p.m. TLC Ginormous Food Host Josh Denny tries a
The Black Eyed Peas are once again a trio. Amid rampant speculation that Fergie was phasing herself out of the hip-hop/pop group, its members have confirmed the singer has indeed departed. “Fergie
Mr. Belohlavek was an accomplished interpreter of his country’s leading composers, including Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu and Josef Suk.
Evan Rachel Wood was not immune to conjuring her own fan theories while shooting “Westworld.” “I was certainly the main geek on set coming into the hair and makeup trailer every day going off on s
Video game developers and academics are putting a spotlight on games that tackle subject matter left off the industry's main stage at the Different G
When Emmy contenders stop by The Times for live video conversations, we keep an eye out for interesting questions coming over social media. And we had a good one for “Veep” cast member Matt Walsh,
This film by the Israeli director Avi Nesher, based on Baruch Milch’s memoir, uses a potboiler setup to delve into themes of history and reconciliation.
Peder Balke and William Chappel, subjects of shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, were very different painters but had a surprising amount in common.
Two superhero films hit theaters this weekend that feature heroes who are similarly valiant and who share a struggle as aliens in a foreign land attempting to align their altruistic values against
“Midnight Return” is about an American’s harrowing prison sentence in Turkey in 1970 that inspired a film; “Becoming Bond” traces the life of George Lazenby, a one-time James Bond.
Hank Azaria has logged three decades voicing beloved characters like Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum on “The Simpsons.” He did Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on Broadway and had a breakout role in Mike Nicho
A few film directors are trying to change a persistent gender imbalance behind the camera by hiring female-majority crews. The process hasn’t always been smooth.
Bronson van Wyck, descended from one of the New York area’s Dutch founding families, enjoys decorating his home as he usually designs temporary spaces.
Falling just short of being so bad it’s good, “Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter” is a shameless low-budget “Terminator”/“Star Wars”/“Mad Max” knock-off that will have to settle for being merely godawf
Moscow, June 1, IRNA -- The three-day meeting of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) was held in Belarus capital of Minsk as Iran attended the meeting as an observer.
The entertainment industry is taking part in a growing conversation about how awards organizations should make room for performers whose gender ident
Why settle for “Pirates of the Caribbean” when you can have the pirates of the Ming Dynasty? Set along the Chinese coast during the 16th century, the lively “God of War” is a character-driven batt
Christopher Plummer plays the exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II in this melodrama, which unfolds in the Netherlands in the early years of the Second World War.
Talk about keeping an audience in suspense: “UnReal” star Constance Zimmer teased that a premiere date for the third season of the Lifetime drama would be … well, revealed sometime this week. At l
“The Exception” is a handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid sexual encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the st
It’s about as plausible as your average stage — or movie — musical, but “Opening Night” proves a funny and sexy, if decidedly slight, backstage comedy. Anchored by an engaging turn by Topher Grace
Benito Martinez thought America was ready for the raw brutality and real-life stories told on ABC’s “American Crime.” Unfortunately, the network pulled the plug on the anthology series after its t
Seeing Neil Marshall’s name in the opening credits of a horror film should spark delight in genre fans’ gore-loving hearts, but it only brings disappointment in “Dark Signal.” The “Descent” and “D
Jim Carrey is a step closer to trial over the death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled the wrong
L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang is at the Cannes Film Festival, taking in the scene and all the movies he can watch on very little sleep. In this, his Cannes diary, we can follow along.
What if a hemophiliac were a vampire? This mildly creative concept fuels “Aaron’s Blood,” but there’s little else to keep its heart beating. Writer-director Tommy Stovall built the indie horror mo
The name Ophuls is one of the most justly revered in French cinema, and “Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival” offers Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to put the work of two grea
A coming-of-age tale of an indigenous Sami girl, played by the expressive Lene Cecilia Sparrok, examines systemic discrimination in Sweden in the 1930s.
The documentary “Cruel and Unusual,” directed by Vadim Jean, dives into the hellish nightmare of a trio of prisoners who were unjustly confined to solitary in Lousiana’s Angola prison; one of the
With the animated kids' comedy 'Captain Underpants' in theaters June 2, stars Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch talk potty humor, underwear and using the "poop" word.
Brian Cox, in a towering, Oscar-caliber performance, proves the literal beating heart of “Churchill,” a superb look at iconic statesman Winston Churchill’s torturous days leading up to the pivotal
A controversial sculpture inspired by gallows used in prominent U.S. government executions — including the mass execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minn., in 1862 — will be removed from the
The Canadian owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song Hotel Californ
London, June 1, IRNA – Minister of Education and Research of Norway Torbjorn Roe Isaksen in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Oslo Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh on Thursday underlined Oslo's
Justin Trudeau will help TV morning show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off their visit to Canada on Monday. Live With Kelly and Ryan has bo
The Hungarian composer Peter Eotvos’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s epic play had an acclaimed Paris premiere in 2004 and now it makes its New York debut.
Tabriz, June 1, IRNA – The legendary mountain-climber Azim Qeichisaz returned home on Wednesday receiving a hero's welcome by his fellow citizens after successfully ascending the 8,516-meter (27,
As Beatles devotees and music fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheryl Finn recalls her grandfather, a re
“I Love Dick” crams a lot of life into a double entendre. The new Amazon series from creators Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and Sarah Gubbins, adapted from the eponymous book by Chris Kraus, fools
It was the show that launched a thousand opinion pieces. Now, after six tumultuous seasons in which it seems every moment has been analyzed, “Girls” ended with Hannah Horvath unexpectedly packing
Everybody’s grief may take different shapes, but comedian Demetri Martin’s movie about it, “Dean,” resembles a lot of other joke/mope/joke/emo-music movies. Writer-director Martin, a deadpan wit a
When Emmy voters find something they like, they’re apt to return to the well again and again until (finally!) a new series or performance is so good that it jolts them out of their lethargy. This
Note: This review was originally published Oct. 1, 1987. The film is being re-released by Cohen Media in a 30th anniversary 4K restoration. With compassion, humor and detachment, James Ivory's s
It's no surprise that when you get seven funny people together you’re going to have some laughs. But when that septet comprises some of the freshest faces in comedy mixed with some of the legends
Chris Cornell's widow says she's grateful for the support her family has received in the wake of the Soundgarden frontman's death last month, but she
Algeria, June 1, IRNA – Iranian envoy to Algeria Reza Ameri in a meeting on Wednesday with the Persian Language students at the University of Algiers referred to Persian Language as the language of t
If Ellie Kemper is the sweet soul of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” then Tituss Burgess is its irrepressible heart as Kimmy’s outlandishly over-the-top roommate and pal, Titus Andromedon. We chatted
After a decade of waiting in the last line onstage, Ms. Teuscher is a soloist with American Ballet Theater and will make her New York debut this month.
Between them, Nick Nolte and Sela Ward have nearly 150 movie and TV credits. But the pair had never worked together until “Graves,” the freshman comedy on Epix about a former president (Nolte) str
When Dav Pilkey meets his fans, he’s never quite sure what to expect. For the author and illustrator of the bestselling “Captain Underpants” books — a series that has been delighting kids and occa
It's been almost two decades since the first Captain Underpants book was released. But the poo, pee and fart jokes persist and are headed to the big
Moscow, june 1, IRNA - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian awarded Iranian musician Razmik Ohanian the Movses Khorenatsi Medal in recognition of many years of his artistic career and efforts to bring
Parents and caregivers of children aged five and younger should not only minimize screen time at home but use it mindfully themselves, the Canadian P
SERIES Nashville Deacon (Charles Esten) tries to help Daphne (Maisy Stella) pass her history class, while Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) gives Maddie (Lennon Stella) unsolicited advice about a son
Last week, two of the breakout stars of the Cannes Film Festival were looking to take a breather after a grueling session of interviews, press roundtables? and photo shoots. They decided to mark t
Joe Hyams, an influential studio publicity executive who managed film campaigns for such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Federico Fellini, died Wednesday in Los Ange
Long before Facebook was a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye, before the president of the United States became the world’s most powerful tweeter, David Sedaris was recording his day-to-day life the old-s
The catacombs of Domitilla, close to the Appian Way, have been restored with laser and scanning technology, reviving the fading tale of life and death in Rome’s early Christian community.
The rocky exit of Scott Pelley from the “CBS Evening News” to a full-time role at “60 Minutes” is another sign that the era of the all-powerful network evening news anchor has passed. Transitions
Michael Noonan’s tenure as Finance Minister and Enda Kenny’s tenure as Taoiseach are both about to end over the coming days, writes Jim Power.
The economic recovery is still failing to generate a “feelgood factor” because household incomes are not rising significantly, according to the country’s leading consumer sentiment s
A Kildare TD has expressed concern that a €3.6bn investment for Intel’s manufacturing plant in Leixlip could be under threat due to objections from a small number of local residents.
British house prices fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009, according to a survey, that underlines the housing market’s slowdown since last year’s Brexit
Increasing competition for the long-haul, low-cost transatlantic market will be a boon for passengers as airlines tussle for a share of the market, a leading aviation analyst has said.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said there was a lot of confidence in the investigation to be conducted by a judge into the auction of the Project Eagle loans by Nama.
Republican strategist Ana Navarro urged her fellow CNN panelists, indeed all Americans, to give up on the idea that President Donald Trump is ever going to behave like a world leader. Instead, all Ame
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found i
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was furious at the line President Donald Trump said during his speech Thursday pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. “Couldn’t have picked a worst city,&
At least 34 bodies were found in the Resort World Manila leisure complex after a gunman attack, the Philippines capital’s fire officials told local TV. Police suspect the attacker was a
Samson Folarin There was a mild drama at an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after a 58-year-old textile dealer, Mrs. Taiwo Momoh, was discharged for offences bordering on attempted suicide.
Afeez Hanafi Badoo, a ritual cult terrorising Ikorodu and its environs has struck again, killing a pregnant woman, her husband and two of their three children. The death of the family members, who liv
“My wife is always threatening to kill herself; she has attempted suicide on four occasions,’’ a 45-year-old carpenter, Waheed Tiamiyu, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday. The News Ag
Success Nwogu, Ilorin About 6,000 pensioners in Kwara State have appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to reverse the Supreme Court judgement on them over N1.68bn owed by
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt TWO policemen and a tricycle rider on Thursday lost their lives after a petrol tanker rammed into the convoy of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Com