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Myth-ed Connections: 'The Killing Of A Sacred Deer'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:35:25 -0400

Yorgos Lanthimos' deadpan film explores the friendship between a cardiologist (Colin Farrell) and an odd young man (Barry Keoghan) with mysterious intentions.

'Killing of a Sacred Deer' Is A Twisted Indictment Of White Male Privilege

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:21:00 -0400

A heart surgeon develops a strange relationship with a teenage boy in Yorgos Lanthimos' new film. Reviewer Justin Chang says The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an "unnervingly strange" horror movie.

Movie Review: 'Only The Brave' And 'Lady Bird'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Puig, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, about Only the Brave, which dramatizes the story of elite firefighters and Lady Bird, a coming of age film.

Gabrielle Union Gets Real In 'We're Going To Need More Wine'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Union has graced screens big and small since the '90s. Now she's written a frank, funny essay collection that's not just a celebrity tell-all (though she does dish on Heath Ledger's dreaminess).

LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:53:00 -0400

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

In The Searing 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' ACT UP Acts Up

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:01:15 -0400

This French drama about the Paris chapter of ACT UP in the '80s and '90s feels urgent and chillingly relevant — a call to arms against silence and complacency.

'Wonderstruck': A Lifeless Diorama About Lifeless Dioramas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:01:15 -0400

Todd Haynes follows up Carol with this New York fable set in different time periods, but "there's little room left for insight and emotion in this overstuffed cabinet of curiosities."

Do You Want To Skip 'The Snowman?' (You Should)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:15 -0400

Director Tomas Alfredson buries a pulpy serial-killer yarn under an avalanche of portentous, boring, art-house fussiness.

Weinstein Battles A Crisis Of His Own Making: Harassment Allegations

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0400

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein actively worked behind the scenes to avoid scrutiny for years. The movie mogul blended charm and menace when dealing with the media.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal May Prompt A Sea Change In Hollywood

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The fallout continues in the entertainment industry following sex abuse allegations against the movie mogul. People in Hollywood are asking how to change the climate for women in the industry.

Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:16:26 -0400

In an interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the size of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.

Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:01:00 -0400

In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC's New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, "We could hear the protests during our table read."

Exploring Legalities That May Have Enabled Harvey Weinstein's Actions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:01:00 -0400

As the board of the Weinstein Company considers the sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, David Greene consider the company's potential liability with lawyer Beverly Davis.

Director Agnes Varda And French Artist JR Team Up In Road Picture 'Faces Places'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:54:10 -0400

The odd couple travels around France in the new documentary, photographing strangers and making murals out of their portraits. Critic David Edelstein calls it an "entirely down to earth" art film.

Todd Haynes On 'Wonderstruck,' And Evolution Of Deaf Culture In The U.S.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:05 -0400

In the movie Wonderstruck, children in different time periods embark on quests to find themselves. Director Todd Haynes explains the film's artistic choices and its significance to the deaf community.