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Fall Movies 2019: Here’s What’s Coming Soon to Theaters

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Here is a highly select list of noteworthy films due out this season. Release dates are subject to change and reflect the latest information as of deadline.

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER The filmmaker Hassan Fazili (who is credited as director, with Emelie Mahdavian) and his family became refugees from Afghanistan after the Taliban targeted him. This documentary is a first-person account of their journey toward safe harbor.

THE LAUNDROMAT Steven Soderbergh takes a break from shooting on an iPhone to put his spin on the story behind the Panama Papers, leaked documents that were said to reveal how a Panamanian law firm had helped wealthy clients launder money and evade taxes. Meryl Streep leads a large cast that includes Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas as the firm’s founding partners.

THE PARTS YOU LOSE Christopher Cantwell, a creator of “Halt and Catch Fire,” directed this story of a boy who becomes friendly with a fugitive. Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star.

PRETENDERS James Franco directs himself again (see “Zeroville,” above) in a movie about a film student who is besotted with the French new wave and a mysterious woman — of whom his friend is also enamored. With Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy.

CELEBRATION Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007, this fly-on-the-wall chronicle of Yves Saint Laurent during the preparations for his final collection was blocked from release by Saint Laurent’s business partner, Pierre Bergé, who reportedly did not like his portrayal in the film. Bergé’s death in 2017, nine years after that of the designer, has enabled the documentary, now lightly re-edited, to open.

WAR The Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff meet in an action face-off spectacular.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER The director Beniamino Barrese creates a portrait of his mother, Benedetta Barzini, a former Italian supermodel who worked with Richard Avedon and studied with Lee Strasberg. “Barzini is Barrese’s subject (and apparent muse), but she’s also his mother, which creates some productive friction,” Manohla Dargis wrote after the film played at the Sundance Film Festival.

NO SAFE SPACES The comedian Adam Carolla and the conservative pundit Dennis Prager argue that the concept of “safe spaces” is antithetical to free speech. Interviewees include the conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, the psychologist Jordan Peterson, the professor and activist Cornel West and the lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz.

PORTALS Eduardo Sanchez, one of two directors of “The Blair Witch Project,” is one of four directors — Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto and Liam O’Donnell are the others — of this anthology film, set after the world has experienced a wave of blackouts.

LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat”) directed this documentary in which the designer Diane von Furstenberg examines the history of the Statue of Liberty.

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND With interviews from other veterans of the business, the longtime sound editor Midge Costin (“The Rock,” “Days of Thunder”) directed this accessible portrait of how sound is constructed for movies.

THE PREY An undercover Chinese cop (Gu Shangwei) is hunted after he winds up in a Cambodian jungle.

SYNONYMS Nadav Lapid (the Israeli feature “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which was remade with Maggie Gyllenhaal) won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for this autobiographically inspired film. It follows an Israeli man (Tom Mercier) who is adrift while leading a tenuous life in Paris.

WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS Two cousins on opposite sides of the ivory trade in Kenya — a dealer and a ranger who is permitted to use violence to halt poaching — are followed over three years in this documentary.

AMERICAN DHARMA On Twitter, Errol Morris alluded to having trouble finding a distributor for his latest movie, a profile of Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist. At last year’s festivals, critics wondered whether Morris had done enough to hold Bannon’s feet to the fire, but this is a Morris movie. As in “The Unknown Known” or “Mr. Death,” the director is interested in rationalization and denial — in how Bannon reinforces his worldview and ignores contrary evidence.

THE APOLLO Roger Ross Williams (who won an Oscar for “Music by Prudence”) directed this documentary, which covers the history — and present-day operations — of this landmark Harlem theater, long a cornerstone of African-American artistry in New York.

EARTHQUAKE BIRD A woman living abroad in Japan (Alicia Vikander) is thrown off balance (even more so, that is) when a young woman (Riley Keough) goes missing. Wash Westmoreland (“Colette”) directed.

HARRIET How has it taken this long to get a proper Harriet Tubman feature biopic? Cynthia Erivo plays the abolitionist over a period that includes her escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad. Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) directed.

THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese’s latest feature is, by any measure, one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films. It reunites him with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It’s his first movie with Al Pacino, who plays Jimmy Hoffa. It reportedly uses advanced special effects that allowed De Niro to play his character across a range of years. And Scorsese is by far the biggest filmmaker yet landed by Netflix, which ran a teaser trailer during this year’s Oscar broadcast. (Hint, hint.)

THE KINGMAKER Lauren Greenfield, no stranger to portraits of cocooned wealth (“The Queen of Versailles”), directed this look at Imelda Marcos, the noted shoe collector and former first lady of the Philippines, as she works to polish the reputation of her husband, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and to usher her family back into power.

LIGHT FROM LIGHT It’s a haunted-house story, sort of — except the only specter may be that of grief. Marin Ireland plays a woman with the power to communicate with ghosts; she is contacted by a bereaved husband (Jim Gaffigan) to investigate his home. Paul Harrill directed.

THE AERONAUTS Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne set out to fly higher than anyone else ever has. It’s the 19th century, and their mode of transportation is a hot-air balloon. Tom Harper directed this reteaming of the stars of “The Theory of Everything” (for which Redmayne won an Oscar, and Jones was nominated).

BRAHMS: THE BOY II Brahms is a doll that is perhaps not as inanimate as it seems. He (or it?) befriends a boy who moves onto the estate from the first movie. Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to “The Boy,” from the same director, William Brent Bell.

DANIEL ISN’T REAL Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold, plays Daniel, an imaginary friend reconjured by a too-old-for-games college freshman (Miles Robbins) after a traumatic incident.

IN FABRIC The British director Peter Strickland (“The Duke of Burgundy”) seems to be working almost single-handedly to revive the Italian giallo tradition. The movie follows the journey of a killer dress (and not just in terms of style). Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays the first unlucky buyer. Hayley Squires and Leo Bill have the garment later on.

LITTLE JOE Emily Beecham, who won the best actress prize for this movie at Cannes in May, plays one of a team of scientists who genetically engineer a flower that has a strange property: It makes people happy. The same, of course, was also true of the Pod People, and the aroma of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” wafts through this austerely chilling feature from Jessica Hausner.

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Céline Sciamma won wide acclaim (and a screenplay award) at the Cannes Film Festival for this understated, immaculately appointed 18th-century drama. Noémie Merlant plays an artist hired to paint a portrait of Adèle Haenel, who won’t sit for anyone. At first, Merlant’s character is forced to work from memory, but the two grow closer.



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The More (and More) the Merrier

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Never mind that old Coco Chanel chestnut about taking one thing off before walking out the door. Today, you may want to add more to the mix.

One of the current preoccupations of fine jewelry collectors is an assemblage of necklaces that is layered, personal and playfully disheveled (or artfully edited, as the case may be). It is an ideal display for items à la mode — initial necklaces, chains, coin pendants — and whatever else finds its way into the jumble.

(The look even has an Instagram nickname: the #neckmess. Coined in 2016 by the Rhode Island-based designer Jessica Kagan Cushman, the term has made it into jewelry vernacular.)

According to Lauren Kulchinsky Levison, the vice president of the East Hampton boutique Mayfair Rocks, the practice of stacking and staggering necklaces is an approach favored by clients who “want to wear jewelry in a more magical way,” rather than the blunt force of big statement pieces. “Any jewelry designer who isn’t making necklaces that can be added into someone’s daily look and combine with all the other designers out there is missing out.”

One of those women, Lucy Wallace Eustice, co-founder of the handbag brand MZ Wallace, met her match in two jewelry labels that have been around for less than a decade: Marla Aaron and Foundrae. Both instill elements of storytelling in their outputs.

The foundation of the Aaron collection is a range of chains and locks, hardware-inspired elements (often bejeweled or engraved) that function as pendants or charm holders, or that can be joined together to create bracelets, necklaces or other adornments. Foundrae primarily creates jewelry and medallions embellished with symbols representing themes like resilience and trust.

Ms. Wallace Eustice’s daily changing lineup of necklaces draws heavily from both lines. She also incorporates finds she has amassed over the years, like a Cartier strand of petite gold balls and a crimson bead from a Left Bank vintage boutique in Paris that she adds to other pieces. The flexibility to mix and remix different elements of a necklace — pendants and charms, chains and beads — fits neatly into current thinking about conscious consumption: buying less and buying thoughtfully.

Part of the fun of the layered necklace look is “restyling it,” Ms. Wallace Eustice said. “You get a variety of looks out of fewer things that you mix up in different ways. It’s not prescriptive.”

Building a better #neckmess may not be prescriptive, but sometimes it might be curative. “We’re all at a point of searching for answers because things are so out of control,” the actress Busy Philipps said. At a moment when she was looking for what she described as “a daily reminder to stay grounded and let go,” she began collecting crystal necklaces, jewels that for millenniums have figured in mystical lore. And she said she discovered makers of “crystal and intention-based jewelry,” like Rock & Raw Jewellery, — who create pieces that are markedly more fashionable than the versions of yore.

New arrivals have joined her crystal talismans. First came a strand of opal beads (then another) from her close friend, the Los Angeles-based jeweler Irene Neuwirth. Those were followed by a zodiac pendant representing Ms. Philipps’s birth sign, Cancer, and a rainbow-colored tennis necklace from The Last Line.



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‘A Million Little Pieces’ Review: Cracking Up

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Adapting James Frey’s infamously fictionalized memoir, “A Million Little Pieces,” the director Sam Taylor-Johnson niftily elides the book’s truthiness problem with an introductory quotation from Mark Twain.

“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened,” it reads, before we see a physically wrecked James (vividly played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the director’s husband and screenwriting partner) slouched on a plane and headed to a Minnesota clinic. A substance abuser since childhood (crack and alcohol are his favorites), James is now 23 and one drink away from almost certain death.

So begins yet another ruin-and-rehab tale, one that initially tantalizes then flatly disappoints. In an intensely physical performance, Taylor-Johnson leaps and writhes and trembles through treatment as James endures a root canal, a broken-nose reset and a clarinet-playing roommate — all without anesthesia. Yet there’s no hint of what drove him to destroy himself and not a single reason for the audience to invest in his recovery.

Looking elsewhere for entertainment, we find an affable Billy Bob Thornton as a laid-back rehab regular, and a very touching Odessa Young as Lilly, James’s fragile love interest. Jeff Cronenweth’s cinematography is often eloquent and more creative than the script, especially in the film’s euphoric opening as James dances wildly, naked and out of his mind. Later, as he and Lilly slowly circle each other in an intimate, forbidden conversation, the camera hovers so protectively we wonder if it knows something that we don’t.

Moments like these brighten a movie that’s otherwise dull and sadly unmemorable. Mostly, it just reminded me how much I enjoy Billy Bob Thornton.

A Million Little Pieces

Rated R for unmediated dentistry and unruly penises. Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes.

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Restaurant Style Aloo Manchurian Recipe | How to make Potato Manchurian at home | Snacks Recipe

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Restaurant Style Aloo Manchurian Recipe | How to make Potato Manchurian at home | Breakfast Snacks Recipe

Ingredients:
Potatoes,
Corn Flour 3 tbsp,
Maida 3 tbsp,
Red Chili Flex 1 tbsp,
Garam Masala 1/2 tbsp,
Salt,

Ingredients (For Gravy):
Oil 2 tbsp,
Cummin Seeds (Jeera),
Mustard Seeds(Rai),
Garlic 1 tbsp,
Onion,
Green Capsicum,
Red Chili Sauce 1 tbsp,
Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp,
Dark Soya Sauce 1 tbsp,
Vinegar 1 tbsp,
Corn Flour 1 tbsp.

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