Movies Update: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ ‘A Quiet Passion’ and More

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Will it be Vin Diesel, Emily Dickinson or both this weekend?
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Friday, April 14, 2017

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This week in the movie world, a young pope becomes a young Dumbledore, Sofia Coppola hopes to turn heads in Cannes with “The Beguiled” and a handful of new trailers are causing some talk.
Drawing our critics’ eyes this week are the Emily Dickinson drama “A Quiet Passion” and the James Grey adventure “The Lost City of Z.” And roaring onto many screens near you, “The Fate of the Furious,” which was the first Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years. Buckle up and enjoy.
– Mekado Murphy
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A Sisterhood of Scares

By ERIK PIEPENBURG AND MADDIE MCGARVEY
What’s it like to be a female fan at a horror convention? Fifteen women spill their guts.

Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times
Charlize Theron faces off against Vin Diesel in

Universal Pictures
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Each installment of “Fast and Furious” is more enjoyably ludicrous than the last, even as the death of the star Paul Walker continues to hang over the franchise.

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in

Johan Voets/Music Box Films
By A. O. SCOTT
Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.

Movie Reviews

Review: Hearts of Darkness and Light in ‘The Lost City of Z’

By MANOHLA DARGIS

Charlie Hunnam stars in this period adventure story about love, loss and mystery in the Amazon from the director James Gray.

Review: Richard Gere as ‘Norman,’ an Aspirational Fixer

By A. O. SCOTT

‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,’ Joseph Cedar’s latest film, pits Jew against Jew on the fringes of power and influence.

Review: Angst, Jealousy and ‘My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea’

By GLENN KENNY

Teenage anxiety (voiced by Dash Shaw, Lena Dunham and others) takes a back seat to survival after an earthquake hits a cliffside high school.

Review: ‘Heal the Living,’ a Sentimental Sales Pitch for Organ Donation

By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

Life, death and a heart transplant are at the center of this French film that moves among three distinct groups.

Review: In ‘Chasing Trane,’ Where’s the Joy of Sax?

By BEN KENIGSBERG

John Scheinfeld’s documentary about John Coltrane draws on interviews, including those with Bill Clinton, Carlos Santana and Cornel West.

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Video Features
Anatomy of a Scene

F. Gary Gray on Shooting in Cuba for ‘The Fate of the Furious’

By MEKADO MURPHY

The director explains the challenges and thrills of filming in Havana, where his team was the first to shoot a sequence for a Hollywood film in more than 50 years.

This Week’s Movies: April 14, 2017

By MEG FELLING AND ROBIN LINDSAY

The New York Times film critics review “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Lost City of Z” and “Norman.”

News & Features
Reporter’s Notebook

Hollywood Loves Sequels, Even in the Executive Suite

By BROOKS BARNES

The job of studio chief has become corporate in the extreme, one reason Hollywood is very predictable when it comes to who gets hired for those jobs.

Streaming

With ‘Tramps,’ Netflix Digs Deeper for Original Films

By GLENN KENNY

Adam Leon’s film, making its debut on April 21, will bypass theatrical release altogether after acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Critics’ Picks
Tom Holland, center left, and Charlie Hunnam, center right, in

‘The Lost City of Z’

By MANOHLA DARGIS

A lush, melancholic story of discovery and mystery.

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in

‘A Quiet Passion’

By A. O. SCOTT

Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life.

Richard Gere as a compulsive schmoozer in

‘Norman’

By A. O. SCOTT

This is a rare Jewish joke in which the punchline lives up to the delivery.

Stefan Denolyubov plays a railroad worker who finds millions in cash on the tracks in the Bulgarian film

‘Glory’

By GLENN KENNY

An incisive, funny cinematic parable.

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