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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400A slew of new documentaries look back on the Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the city erupted in protest. But why are so many being made and why now?
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:00 -0400Jeremiah Tower and Anthony Bourdain join NPR's Lynn Neary to talk about the new documentary The Last Magnificent. It's the story of how Tower, once a major culinary figure, rose then disappeared.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed urban planning.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400British filmmaker Terence Davies turns his attention to the gifted New England poet in his new movie. Critic Justin Chang calls the film a "sharp, sensitive portrait" of a woman ahead of her time.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:42:00 -0400This week's show combines a chat about The Fate Of The Furious that we had with Gene Demby and Chris Klimek and a discussion of clapbacks and feuds from our Chicago live show, led off by Sam Sanders.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:51:00 -0400Hawkins auditioned for his first acting gig at the Kennedy Center when he was 9 years old. Now he's the star of the action drama series 24: Legacy, and he's also appearing in a Broadway play.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400Bruno Dumont's histrionic if not particularly hysterical comedy pits rich against poor in a picturesque seaside town; the film's leisurely paced slapstick is "more intriguing than involving."
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400Director Terry George's historical drama about three people swept up in the 1915 massacre of Armenians lacks subtlety and sophistication, but features powerful, visceral imagery.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400This unexceptional documentary about an exceptional chef — the chief innovator of California cuisine — dutifully traces his rise and self-imposed exile, but leaves the viewer hungry.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400This "agreeably amoral comic thriller" about a weapons deal gone wrong might be, according to critic Chris Klimek, "the most realistic movie gun battle ever."
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:51 -0400Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar centers his new movie on a wannabe dealmaker, played by Richard Gere. Critic John Powers calls Norman a mordantly funny drama with a "dazzlingly revelatory" ending.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400The newest installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise is out Friday, and the stakes are higher than ever. And as the stakes scaled up, so did the damages.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a new Richard Gere film for which the title seems to say it all. It's called Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:36:00 -0400An English explorer searches for the remains of a supposed rain forest metropolis in James Gray's new film. Critic David Edelstein says The Lost City Of Z will "pull you in and along."