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A Japanese company embroiled in the Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal says it will strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing. The president of the Japanese entertainment company Kadokawa has bowed deeply with two other executives to show remorse in a news conference. He says the company has “seriously betrayed public trust.” 

Conventional wisdom says it's a bad idea to remake a classic. Fortunately, "Living" ignored that wisdom. Akira Kurosawa's "Ikiru" is listed 72nd on Sight and Sound's 2022 director's poll of the 100 best movies and a rewatch confirms it has lost none of its luster. Check out the 1952 original, by all means, but don't overlook the tender British remake, "Living." It's especially worthwhile to ...

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Sunday “A Year on Planet Earth” (Fox Nation): The wonders of the natural world are on display in this new six-part series. “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” (TCM, 5 p.m. ET): A two-film birthday salute to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll kicks off with this 1970 concert doc set in Las Vegas. “Alert: Missing Persons Unit” (Fox, 8 p.m.; also 9 p.m. Monday): Scott Caan and “Devious Maids’” Dania Ramirez ...

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“Frank & Marilyn: The Lives, the Loves and the Fascinating Relationship of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe” by Edward Z. Epstein; Post Hill Press (304 pages, $30) ——— They were strangers in the night. Even as they went from exchanging glances to embracing dances, something warned them do-be-do-be-don’t. “Frank & Marilyn: The Lives, the Loves and the Fascinating Relationship of Frank Sinatra ...

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Not long into "Living," Mr. Williams learns that he has not long to live. The news doesn't come as a huge shock, but even if it did, you gather, nothing about this man — not his stiff posture, his calmly appraising gaze or his thin, flat line of a mouth — would betray anything resembling devastation or even surprise. We are in 1950s London, and Mr. Williams, who's spent more than two decades ...

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NONFICTION: The little-known story of pacifist activism during World War II, told through the lives of four people. "War by Other Means: The Pacifists of the Greatest Generation Who Revolutionized Resistance" by Daniel Akst; Melville House (368 pages, $28.99) ——— In the 1930s, antiwar feeling was widespread. In 1936, some 500,000 students, almost half of the undergraduates in the United ...

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It's no surprise — perhaps it was even inevitable — that one of the more widely criticized scenes in "Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths," Alejandro G. Iñárritu's magnificent and maddening new movie, would feature an artist confronting his most outspoken critic. The artist — and the movie's protagonist — is Silverio Gama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), an acclaimed journalist and ...

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The latest season of Netflix’s acclaimed series “The Crown,” which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, debuts on Wednesday, just two months after the queen died at the age of 96. In this fifth season, created by Peter Morgan, the series has progressed to the 1990s, with Imelda Staunton stepping into the role of the queen in her 60s, taking over for Olivia Colman and Claire Foy, ...

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