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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. In January, many executives will skip a big one in LA, and that concerns critics.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with French actress Isabelle Huppert about her film, Elle, and the range of characters she's played in over 40 years of acting.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a double-feature review of two films about women who find themselves in drastically altered circumstances in midlife: Things To Come, starring Isabelle Huppert, and Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:08:00 -0500On this week's show, we return to Stars Hollow and travel to Disney's latest gorgeous world with Daisy Rosario and super-librarian Margaret H. Willison.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500A biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy opens on Friday, and centers on the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Our reviewer says Jackie is a transporting and transfixing biopic.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500This elegant but unsettling horror film implicates the audience by placing us inside the head of the monster at its center, forcing us to see things in ourselves we don't wish to.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500In this rigorously observed French drama, Isabelle Huppert delivers a searing performance. "In Huppert," says critic Ella Taylor, "deadpan meets tumult wreaking havoc within."
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500Writer-director Johnny Ma's mordant tale of a taxi driver forced to cover the health costs of a man he ran over "shifts from docudrama to "black-hearted thriller," says critic Mark Jenkins.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Director Pablo Larraín narrows the focus of his Jackie Kennedy biopic to a handful of days around the JFK assassination, and keeps his camera trained on Natalie Portman's expressive face.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500Before modern fan fiction, there were the Whitman Authorized Editions — a series of mystery novels from the 1940s and 50s that "starred" real movie stars, like Ginger Rogers and Gene Tierney.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500Kenneth Lonergan's new film is about a janitor, crippled by guilt and grief, who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500Critic John Powers discusses the Italian documentary, Fire at Sea, and the novel, These Are the Names. The works take very different — but nonetheless poignant — approaches to the refugee situation.