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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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'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

The Afro-futuristic superhero movie Black Panther opened to rave reviews in Africa, with many welcoming its celebration of traditional cultures and imagining a better world.



Tense, Moody 'Golden Exits' Finds Drama In Everyday Gossip And Betrayal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:07:57 -0500

Reviewer Justin Chang says "not much happens — and yet everything seems to be at stake" in Alex Ross Perry's film about six moderately unhappy Brooklynites and the visitor who interrupts their lives.



Actor Richard Jenkins: Reading 'Shape Of Water' Script Was A 'Holy Mackerel' Moment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:07:57 -0500

Jenkins started out in theater and didn't get a movie role until he was in his 30s. Now 70, he's up for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in The Shape of Water.



Actor Michael Stuhlbarg On His Approach To Playing Real-Life Characters

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:00 -0500

Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of this year's Best Picture nominated films.



'Black Panther' Success Proves That Movies With Black Actors Can Do Well Internationally

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:17:00 -0500

Black Panther broke records and crushed expectations at the box office it. Not just here in the States, but in foreign markets too. That performance, as well as the one by Get Out, can finally put to rest the notion that movies with black actors don't do well internationally.



Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore 'Black Panther'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:50:00 -0500

Action movies are as popular here as anywhere else. But this one has a special resonance.



Director Greta Gerwig On The Parallels Between Her Life And 'Lady Bird'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:33:00 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.



'Shape Of Water' Actor Explains Makeup, Body Language And Bathroom Breaks

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Doug Jones has made a career out of playing strange, otherworldly creatures. "I find the heart and soul of a character before I find his elbows and his hands," he says.



'Black Panther' Breaks Weekend Box Office Records

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

The movie Black Panther proved itself to be a huge box office hit this weekend, surpassing analysts' already high expectations. Over three days, the film grossed an estimated $192 million.



'Tell Them We Are Rising' Tackles Impact Of Historically Black Colleges

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00:19 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Stanley Nelson, who showcases the history of black colleges and universities in a new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.



'Black Panther' Breaks Records And Barriers In Debut Weekend

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:24:44 -0500

Steeped in cultural significance, the film opened to $192 domestically, the biggest February debut ever, said Disney. It's also already the highest-grossing film by a black director.



'Black Panther' And The 'Very Important Black Film'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:07:38 -0500

Marvel's action movie Black Panther is a blockbuster. It has also become a totem and a rite of passage for African-Americans who see themselves in the director and cast.



People And Their Stuff Examined In 'Nostalgia'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:07:38 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Ellen Burstyn and Amber Tamblyn about their film Nostalgia. It's a meditation on the objects we part with and those we can't let go.



Danai Gurira On Her 'Black Panther' Role: 'She Protects What We Would Have Been'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

The actress plays warrior Okoye in the new film. "The thing that really connected me ... was her love and her loyalty to this thing called Wakanda, this nation that was never colonized," she says.



Fundraising For Kids To See 'Black Panther'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

A look at why crowdfunders across the U.S. are raising money for disadvantaged youth, many of them people of color, to see the superhero movie Black Panther.