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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: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:44:00 -0400

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'American Honey' Trains Its Lens On Traveling Magazine Crews

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:44:00 -0400

Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

A Swedish Curmudgeon Wins Hearts, On The Page, And Now On Screen

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:42:00 -0400

Move over, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — a grumpy man may soon take your place as America's favorite fictional Swede. The film adaptation of the best-seller A Man Called Ove is now coming to the U.S.

'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:29 -0400

A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be "candid yet unrevealing."

A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful In 'A Man Called Ove'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:28 -0400

A Swedish curmudgeon slowly comes to accept the help of his neighbors in this familiar, crowd-pleasing film shot through with bracing moments of dark comedy.

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:28 -0400

Director Peter Berg's movie about the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ratchets up the cinematic tension, but quickly devolves into rote disaster-movie clichés.

A Legend Of Creepy Hollows: 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:00 -0400

Tim Burton's latest is a dreamlike and visually striking fable; the presence of a satisfyingly eerie Eva Green keeps its overcomplicated story from sinking into muddled incoherence.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:57:00 -0400

Arnold's latest film, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

Pop Quiz, Hotshot: Herschell Gordon Lewis Film Or Children's Book?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:28 -0400

The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative ... and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids' books?

Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:05:00 -0400

The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.

New Law Will Require IMDB To Remove Actors' Ages If Requested

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:41:00 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require websites like IMDB Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so.

'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:11:00 -0400

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.

Ugandan Actress's Journey Mirrors That Of Her 'Queen Of Katwe' Character

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:05:00 -0400

Like her chess champion character, first-time film actress Madina Nalwanga grew up in a poor neighborhood in Uganda. She says co-star Lupita Nyong'o has been her guide to the world of moviemaking.

'Audrie & Daisy' Explores Social Media Shaming After Sexual Assaults

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to co-directors and husband and wife duo, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about their documentary, Audrie & Daisy. The documentary addresses the sexual assault — and ensuing social media shaming — of two high school girls.

It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:47:02 -0400

Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."