Movies Update: ‘The Conjuring’ and More

Plus, is Anthony Ramos «In the Heights» of his career?

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By Mekado Murphy

Movies Editor

Hey, movie fans!

Are you conjuring up the courage for a scary movie? The latest entry in the “Conjuring” universe is here: “The Devil Made Me Do It.” You can be thrilled in a theater or catch it at home on HBO Max.

The long-awaited big-screen version of the musical “In the Heights” is almost here. We spoke with Anthony Ramos about his role in the movie that just might make him a star.

And Cannes is dusting off its red carpet. The festival, which was essentially canceled last year, will return in July, with competition films from Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Asghar Farhadi and more.

It’s Pride month, a time to talk about camp like the classic “Mommie Dearest,” which is turning 40 this year. In honor of that, we looked at five other films available to stream that have camp credentials.

Plus, if you’re excited about getting back to theaters but not sure of your options, check out our handy guide to the summer movie season and take your pick.

Enjoy the movies!



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Theo Anthony’s new documentary surveys the history and ethics of surveillance.

By A.O. Scott

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‘Bad Tales’ Review: Suburban Dysfunction, Italian Style

The new film from the D’Innocenzo brothers is stocked with unhappy families and unfortunate haircuts.

By A.O. Scott

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Samuel Goldwyn

‘Edge of the World’ Review: The Man Who Agreed to be King

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the unlikely ruler of a jungle kingdom in this corny tale.

By Jeannette Catsoulis

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‘Spirit Untamed’ Review: Horse Girls Unite

This spinoff of “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” is a bland, bubbly romp through the Wild West, with a heavy dose of girl power.

By Beatrice Loayza

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‘City of Ali’ Review: A Final Round for a Champ

This documentary makes for an extremely minor addition to the Muhammad Ali cinematic universe.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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Saban Films

‘Under the Stadium Lights’ Review: Friday Night, Lite

Some sports movies build to inspirational speeches; this one treats platitudes as the main event.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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‘Changing the Game’ Review: Fighting for the Right to Play

Three transgender high schoolers confront the fraught world of student athletics in this documentary that takes a controlled approach.

By Natalia Winkelman

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‘Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet’ Review: A Dire Warning

We have a lot more than just climate change to worry about, argues this nature doc narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

By Calum Marsh



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