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Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in &quot;Logan.&quot; (Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox) <br>TNS

MOVIE REVIEW: Emotional 'Logan' cuts like a knife

Forget Batman vs. Superman or Captain America vs. Iron Man. In James Mangold's moving tribute to X-Men's Wolverine, "Logan," it's all Logan vs. Logan. He strips away the spandex, the posse and the chaos, distilling the story down to the essence of the man, Logan, also known as Wolverine, also known as James Howlett. What's left is the agony and the ecstasy of mutanthood, which star Hugh Jackman expresses as physical and mental torture. Logan's greatest opponent is, and always has been, himself.



Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

In a film industry often criticized for exploiting a fear of Muslims, Mahershala Ali received a standing ovation as he achieved a historic feat 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.


PwC’s hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.


Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to “La La Land,” instead of “Moonlight.”

‘La La’ reality: Two dreamers try to beat the odds in the City of Stars

Beyond a stretch of thrift stores and nail salons, in a small Panorama City house he shares with eight people, four dogs and a lot of crucifixes, John Geronilla is in the grip of a Hollywood daydream. A Filipino immigrant and aspiring filmmaker, he is bound for Chicago in the morning to work on a successful TV series.


Ryan Eggold's Tom takes center stage in 'Blacklist' spinoff

Ryan Eggold is ready for more action in NBC’s “The Blacklist: Redemption.” Eggold’s character, Tom Keen, grew into a key part of mothership “The Blacklist.” Now Tom and Famke Janssen’s Susan “Scottie” Hargrave are front and center in “Redemption,” two people with dark pasts who are intent on righting wrongs, not committing them.


L.A. firm on red alert: Carpet vendor scrambles to install Oscars’ familiar flooring

In Aeschylus’ play “Agamemnon,” the titular king’s homecoming from the Trojan War is marked by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra, who offers him a red carpet on which to walk.


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