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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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Number Of Female Directors Is On The Decline, Study Says

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

No woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. A report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

Remembering Celebrated Indian Actor Om Puri, Star Of 'East Is East'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500

Puri, who died last Friday in Mumbai, appeared in more than 300 movies, including the British film, My Son the Fanatic. Originally broadcast in 2000.

Hilarity And Hostility Converge In The Family Comedy 'Toni Erdmann'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500

The German film centers on a prankster father who barges into the life of his business consultant daughter. Critic David Edelstein says Toni Erdmann keeps you guessing — in a good way.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hidden Figures' And 'One Day At A Time'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:09 -0500

This week, the women of NASA and the women of a Netflix reboot both get lots of attention, and we close the show with what's making us happy this week.

Female Wrestlers Are Unlikely Heroines Of Bollywood's Biggest Smash

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Disney and Bollywood teamed up to make the movie 'Dangal,' based on a real-life wrestling success story.

'100 Streets' Tells Familiar Stories That Cross Race, Class And Generational Lines

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:09 -0500

Idris Elba stars in a London-set ensemble drama our critic calls "soapy, rote stuff," but it's representative of the new generation of filmmakers taking Britain's multiracial society as their subject.

'Patriots Day': A Painful, Painstaking Depiction Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:09 -0500

The third collaboration between director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg offers a detail-rich and nuanced examination of the 2013 bombing and its chaotic aftermath.

'Claire In Motion,' Movie In Stasis

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:09 -0500

Betsy Brandt plays a woman whose husband goes missing in this underwritten, willfully ambiguous film from writer-directors Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell.

'Alone In Berlin': A Grieving German Couple Sets Out To Undermine The Nazi Movement

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson deliver strong performances, but director Vincent Perez's staid historical drama swathes its subjects' radical actions in too much art-house-reverence.

'20th Century Women' Mixes Comedy With Disappointment And Loss

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:28:00 -0500

Set in 1979 Santa Barbara, Mike Mills' new film is the story of a teenage boy and the three women who teach him about life. Critic John Powers calls it an "amusing, deeply-felt work."

Encore: 'La La Land' Invokes Nostalgia For 1930s Hollywood

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:33:25 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director Damien Chazelle about his latest film, La La Land, which is a modern version of 1930s Hollywood musicals.

Jeff Bridges Abides By His Actor Dad's Example: Bring Joy To The Set

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:54:00 -0500

"He really wanted all his kids to go into acting because he loved it so much," Bridges says of his father. In Hell or High Water, Bridges plays an aging Texas ranger tracking two bank robbers.

Small Batch Edition: The Golden Globes

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:39:45 -0500

In this brief edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk about speeches, awards, Donald Glover's suit, Jimmy Fallon's monologue, and lots more.

'La La Land' Breaks Golden Globe Record; Trump Mentioned Often

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:01:00 -0500

La La Land was a big winner at Sunday night's Golden Globe awards. So was Moonlight, and the TV series The People v. O.J. Simpson. Plus, the stars had plenty to say about President-elect Trump.

At Golden Globes, Meryl Streep Takes On Donald Trump

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 04:53:00 -0500

Streep, a prominent progressive in the arts world, did not mention Trump by name when she criticized his remarks about a disabled reporter during the campaign, but her target was clear.