• Q&A: Denzel on ‘Roman J. Israel,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Shaft’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better.

  • As Churchill, Oldman performs his greatest disappearing act

    TORONTO (AP) — It’s a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to “Darkest Hour.”

  • In erotic ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ sunshine and summer love

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the longest and most emotional close-up in “Call Me By Your Name,” director Luca Guadagnino asked for three variations, one per take, from his young actor, Timothee Chalamet: dry, humid and wet.

  • In ‘Coco,’ Pixar journeys to Mexico and beyond the grave

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar films have never been shy about death. The “Toy Story” films are, in part, about mortality. The poetic highlight of “Up” is a wordless sequence of a spouse’s passing. The Earth, itself, was left for dead in “Wall-E.”

  • Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

    TORONTO (AP) — In one of the dreamy moments of surrealism that punctuate Sebastian Lelio’s otherwise realistic “A Fantastic Woman,” the film’s transgender protagonist, Marina (Daniela Vega), walks down the street but an extreme, exaggerated headwind makes moving forward nearly impossible. She’s tilted, as if climbing a mountain, as the gale-force winds try to beat her back.

  • In ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be its first feature-film Oscar contender, follows two neighboring families — one black, one white — on a hardscrabble farm in 1940s Mississippi.