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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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Despite Historic Mix-Up, PricewaterhouseCoopers Will Keep Its Oscars Job

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says there'll be a few new safeguards following the Best Picture flub, including not allowing electronic devices backstage.



Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:38:00 -0400

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.



Jay Chandrasekhar Of 'Super Troopers' On His Memoir 'Mustache Shenanigans'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

Jay Chandrasekhar of Super Troopers fame talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new memoir about how he made it in Hollywood. The book is called Mustache Shenanigans.



New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.



'After The Storm' Continues In Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Tradition

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

After the Storm is the latest from internationally revered Japanese writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Like his last several films, it deals with a family going through death and divorce.



A Middle-Aged Misanthrope Reconnects With His Long Lost Daughter In 'Wilson'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:46:01 -0400

Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.



'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:00 -0400

This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.



Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."



Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400

Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.



'I, Olga' Charts One Woman's Path From Alienation To Brutal, Senseless Violence

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:15 -0400

The film about a young woman who ran her truck onto a Prague sidewalk in 1973, killing eight pedestrians, is tough to sit through, and recent events lend it a chilling sense of relevance.



'Life' Doesn't Quite Find A Way

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:15 -0400

In space, no one can hear you yawn: Technically impressive but dramatically airless, this monster flick set on the International Space Station is powered by "space-movie cliches old and new."



In The Agreeably Schlocky 'Power Rangers,' 'Transformers' Meets 'The Breakfast Club'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:15 -0400

"Go, Go Power Rangers!" - but should you? The film's playful, earnest tone and "gung-ho chintziness" slowly won critic Scott Tobias over.



A Curmudgeonly Know-It-All Meets The Daughter He Doesn't: 'Wilson'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:15 -0400

Director Craig Johnson's film, based on the Daniel Clowes graphic novel, wants us to invest in a misanthrope's grumbling attempts to reconnect to humanity. Yet its uneven tone keeps us at a distance.



'I Called Him Morgan' Is A Tale Of Marriage, Murder And Jazz, Told From Two Sides

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:43:00 -0400

The brilliant trumpeter Lee Morgan, whose shocking and untimely death at the age of 33 is at the center of I Called Him Morgan, doesn't star in this documentary so much as haunt it.



IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.