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Bailing on ‘Good Girls Revolt’

A decent premise and a few good performances weren’t enough to keep me watching the new Amazon series “Good Girls Revolt,” set at a fictionalized version of Newsweek magazine at the end of the 1960s.
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‘Mr. Runner-Up’: Zelig in Hollywood

Bill Hader and his comic partner Fred Armisen have been doing a series of incredibly detailed spoofs of non-fiction filmmaking for IFC’s Documentary Now! service. The latest, “Mr. Runner-Up: My Life
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‘Since Yesterday’: a filmmaker’s rise & fall

Bill Teck’s melancholy 2014 look back at the career of film director Peter Bogdanovich – “One Day Since Yesterday” – is streaming on Netflix and was recently released by the Warner Archive
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‘In Her Own Words’: a movie star off-screen

The Criterion Collection has just released an extras-packed DVD version of the 2015 documentary “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words” that debuted at last fall’s New York Film Festival. The movie
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‘Possession’: 1970s NYC in all its gritty glory

Shirley MacLaine has always made fun of the B-level British producer Lew Grade, who convinced the actress to do a disastrous, short-lived TV series in the late 1960s (“there’s high grade and Lew
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Bad Movies We Love: ‘Orca’

Being a fan of Charlotte Rampling means watching some of the most seriously bizarre films ever made. Since she started working in movies 50 years ago, the British actress has veered from art house
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Only-in-New York shops, cafes celebrated

The beautiful Rizzoli book, “New York Originals” by Jamie McDonald works as a practical guidebook to places in the city you’ve always wanted to visit, and as a mini-coffee table book for those who
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‘Audrey’: Hepburn’s rise to stardom

Dey Street Books has just released a beautifully designed coffee table book documenting the first decade of Audrey Hepburn’s career. “Audrey: The 50s” is packed with unseen photos from the collection
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‘Class Acts’: last call on White Street

The Flea Theater is leaving its Tribeca home of two decades with a celebration of one of its house playwrights, A.R. Gurney. “Two Class Acts” consists of a pair of one-act plays — set on college
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Lust & love in ‘Stranger’

Alain Guiraudie’s “Stranger by the Lake” opened in this country to almost unanimous praise in 2013 — a 94 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and many writers drawing comparisons with the best