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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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A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500

Press 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.



'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The 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.



Actress Isabelle Huppert On Navigating The Good And The Bad In 'Elle'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

NPR'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.



This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.



Women Face The Unpredictable In 'Jackie,' 'Things To Come'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

NPR 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.



'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500

A 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.



Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gilmore Girls' And 'Moana'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:08:00 -0500

On 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.



Movie Review: 'Jackie' Stars Natalie Portman As Jacqueline Kennedy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

A 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.



Through 'The Eyes of My Mother' We See A Young Woman Grow Into A Vicious Killer

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500

This 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.



A Parisian Woman's Tightly Woven Sense Of Self Begins To Unravel In 'Things To Come'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500

In this rigorously observed French drama, Isabelle Huppert delivers a searing performance. "In Huppert," says critic Ella Taylor, "deadpan meets tumult wreaking havoc within."



In The Dark Crime Thriller 'Old Stone,' A Taxi Driver Turns Amateur Detective

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:15 -0500

Writer-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.



When Private Grief Meets Public Duty: The Intimate, Hypnotic 'Jackie'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

Director 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.



Ginger Rogers And The Case Of The Authorized Editions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

Before 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.



'Manchester By The Sea' Director Probes The Drama And Humor Of Grief

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500

Kenneth Lonergan's new film is about a janitor, crippled by guilt and grief, who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother.



2 New Works Confront The Refugee Crisis With Empathy And Humanity

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:18 -0500

Critic 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.