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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:00:19 -0500Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500Damien Chazelle's latest film is a modern take on classic 1930s musicals. It's the story of a musician and a frustrated actress, learning to reconcile their dreams with the reality of Hollywood life.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500Hollywood studios tend to release their prestige films at the end of the years, and several movies are especially notable, according to film critic Kenneth Turan.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:48:00 -0500Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra's classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:19 -0500This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. In January, many executives will skip a big one in LA, and that concerns critics.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with French actress Isabelle Huppert about her film, Elle, and the range of characters she's played in over 40 years of acting.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a double-feature review of two films about women who find themselves in drastically altered circumstances in midlife: Things To Come, starring Isabelle Huppert, and Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.