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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400The 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:54:00 -0400In the 1990s, Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla Perez made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie Selena debuted two years after her murder.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -040020 years ago, a low-budget film with a great soundtrack became a huge hit. Now, director Danny Boyle is getting the old (much older, in fact) Trainspotting gang back together for a sequel.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:39 -0400More than 20 years after the release of the original film about a band of thieving Scottish junkies, Boyle returns to the same characters. Critic David Edelstein calls the new film "tremendous fun."
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:16 -0400French writer-director Francois Ozon adapts Broken Lullaby, Ernst Lubitsch's 1932 melodrama about a mysterious Frenchman and a German war-widow in the aftermath of World War I.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:16 -0400Hirokazu Kore-eda's drama about a stalled writer's attempts to make peace with his extended family is a quiet and meticulously wrought character study.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:16 -0400The sequel to Danny Boyle's blisteringly original 1997 movie lacks that film's structure and insight, but the cast can still generate fitful flashes of energy and charm.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400The live-action, CGI-besotted remake of Disney's 1991 animated musical never manages to justify its existence, says critic Andrew Lapin, because it sets out "not to conjure wonder, but nostalgia."
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Disney's live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Is it still a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme?
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:37:00 -0400Menken scored The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas and many other Disney classics. He recently wrote three new songs for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:05:00 -0400Hollywood isn't a big town; everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Still, rival studios often face off, refusing to blink, in movie showdowns that didn't need to happen.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:59:00 -0400As a kid, Peele was terrified of "the demons that lurked in the dark." Then he realized that by making a horror-thriller, he "would be wielding this power, as opposed to being a victim to it."
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:16:00 -0400The 1992 film comedy My Cousin Vinny was anticipated to be a likeable low-budget effort when it premiered. Somewhere along the line, it became a courtroom classic.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:53:00 -0400The 14-part PBS series covered 30 years of the civil rights movement, winning two Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Producer and cinematographer Jon Else says only primary sources were on screen.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:53:00 -0400Director Evgeny Afineevsky and Syrian subject Kholoud Helmi talk about the new film, which chronicles the country's descent into civil war after initially hopeful demonstrations of the Arab Spring.