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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400Bill Murray received the 2016 Mark Twain Prize Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was gently roasted by friends and fellow comics, and he was droll and deadpan and heartfelt.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:22:00 -0400Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi talks about his documentary Fire at Sea. The film tells the story of the ongoing migrant crisis as experienced by residents of Lampedusa, an island off the coast of Sicily.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to actor Mahershala Ali about the complex and nuanced ways his characters exemplify black masculinity - particularly in the new film, 'Moonlight.'
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:35:00 -0400Ava DuVernay's new film takes its name from the amendment that abolished slavery, but allowed for prisoner servitude. Critic John Powers says 13th puts forth a searing interpretation of U.S. history.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400Renee Montagne talks to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who traveled the country to make his film Hate Rising — meeting with KKK members and white nationalists and others.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400Zach Galifianakis loses his edge in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith knockoff that strands a gifted cast in a bland cul-de-sac spy adventure.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0400The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes from The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:58:00 -0400Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making Moonlight, a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0400Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from a play by Tarell McCraney, Moonlight is an intimate, authentic portrait of a young man and his world — and the intimacy he learns with lovers and mentors.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:35:00 -0400Guest's latest mockumentary (about the secret lives of mascots) stars actors who have appeared in several of his films. "It's like having a great band of musicians together," he says.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400The new film American Pastoral tells the story of a father in 1960s New Jersey whose comfortable, suburban life falls apart after his daughter becomes radicalized, commits a crime and disappears.