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

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2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.

Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:44:00 -0500

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.

Oscars 2017: Follow Our Live Coverage With Pop Culture Happy Hour

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:09:00 -0500

NPR's team of pop-culture commentators is live-blogging tonight's Academy Awards. Watch along.

Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500

Actors and agents were involved in teach-ins and rallies in the past week to oppose President Trump. Award shows and other events have been peppered with political opposition as well.

Ahead Of Oscars, Costa Rica's President Makes Video For Nominee Emma Stone

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:39 -0500

In an interview last year, Emma Stone said the place she'd most like to go is Costa Rica. The president of Costa Rica responded with a now-viral video message, personally inviting her to visit.

'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:48:00 -0500

The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.

Oscar Nominee Lin Manuel-Miranda Aims For EGOT

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500

If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.

'Get Out' Mixes Satire, Race And Horror, And The Result Is A Scream

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:38:00 -0500

A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.

Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:38:00 -0500

The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.

For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:38:00 -0500

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.

This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow And POTUS At The Blacksonian

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:05:00 -0500

If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Did you know Humphrey Bogart had to stand on a box for scenes with tall Ingrid Bergman? NPR's Susan Stamberg visited the soundstage where the 1942 classic was filmed — and returned with stories.

3 Teenage Outsiders Navigate Friendship And Desire In 'As You Are'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:06 -0500

An intimate portrait of high school friends caught up in the aftermath of a violent incident places us inside their heads with sensitivity and restraint.

Amiable But Generic 'Rock Dog' Chases Its Own Tail

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:06 -0500

This Chinese-U.S. co-production, based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, pads its way through a familiar story about a mastiff who wants to make it big in the music industry.