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NPR Movies podcast, movie reviews, and commentary on new and classic films. Interviews with filmmakers, actors, and actresses.

Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

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Film Chronicles The Road To The 2-Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.

'Crown Heights' Seeks To Do Justice To A Saga Of Wrongful Conviction

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:54:50 -0400

Colin Warner served 20 years for a murder he didn't commit. A childhood friend fought tirelessly to get him exonerated. The story was featured on This American Life and is now the focus of a new film.

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Sí Se Puede'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 03:38:00 -0400

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:31:00 -0400

Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.

Harry Dean Stanton, A Supporting Actor Who Became A Star, Dies At 91

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:18:59 -0400

Stanton's weather-beaten face was a fixture on TV and in movies for more than a half-century. He became a cult hero in Repo Man and Paris, Texas — and he had a pretty good singing voice, too.

Self-Aggrandizing, Interminable 'Mother!' Mixes Fantasy And Reality

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:43:27 -0400

Writer-director Darren Aronofsky's new film is set in a large country house where a young woman, played by Jennifer Lawrence, finds herself under siege by unwanted guests.

'Mother!' And The Cliffs Of Audacity

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:49:00 -0400

Darren Aronofsky's new film mother! is not subtle and not careful. But like a lot of art, it lives right on a dangerous spot where too much daring is just showing off.

Don't Read This Review Of Darren Aronofsky's Compelling, Confounding 'Mother!'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:01:26 -0400

Critic Chris Klimek thinks you should go into this film about a poet (Javier Bardem) and his submissive wife (Jennifer Lawrence) cold — just be prepared for "squirm-inducing fun."

In Frederick Wiseman's 'Ex Libris,' The New York Public Library Gets Checked Out

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:56 -0400

The prolific documentary filmmaker's latest project goes behind the stacks to offer a comprehensive, multi-faceted — and overdue — examination of the NYPL as an institution.

'Rat Film': Superb, Formally Inventive Documentary Smells A Rat — And It Is Us

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:56 -0400

The film examines many facets of Baltimore's social and political history "to drive a pointed, deliberate argument that is still firmly rooted in artistry rather than political message-making."

A College-Bound Lad And His Unbound Dad In 'Brad's Status'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:26 -0400

In Mike White's latest film, Ben Stiller plays a middle-aged man so consumed by envy that he fails to grasp how much his emotionally mature son (Austin Abrams) could teach him.

'Call Me By Your Name' Stands Out Among Dozens At Toronto Film Festival

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up this week and NPR's critics have seen dozens of movies. They provide a sneak peek at films getting early buzz for Oscars, some hidden gems and others to avoid.

Actor Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Mobsters In 'Goodfellas' And 'The Sopranos,' Dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Actor Frank Vincent, who was best known for his portrayal of mobsters in Martin Scorsese's, Goodfellas and the HBO series, The Sopranos, has died.

Frank Vincent, Actor Who Portrayed Dapper Mobsters, Dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:16:00 -0400

With his strong chin, manicured hair and steely glare, Vincent could bring an air of menace to almost any atmosphere.

'This Is Their Film': Angelina Jolie Tells A Story Of Khmer Rouge Survival

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:19:00 -0400

Jolie's new film, First They Killed My Father, is based on a memoir by Loung Ung, who was 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge rose to power in Cambodia.