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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to actor Mahershala Ali about the complex and nuanced ways his characters exemplify black masculinity - particularly in the new film, 'Moonlight.'
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:35:00 -0400Ava DuVernay's new film takes its name from the amendment that abolished slavery, but allowed for prisoner servitude. Critic John Powers says 13th puts forth a searing interpretation of U.S. history.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400Zach Galifianakis loses his edge in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith knockoff that strands a gifted cast in a bland cul-de-sac spy adventure.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:37:00 -0400Christine is a biopic about a TV reporter who committed suicide in a live shot.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:34:00 -0400The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:00:28 -0400Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:00:28 -0400Set in Edo-era Japan, this gorgeous, impressionistic tale follows the life and work of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter/protege through a series of exquisitely wrought vignettes.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:00:27 -0400In this triptych of films inspired by the short stories of Maile Meloy, director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff) focuses on women striving to escape their prescribed roles.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400Director Antonio Campos presents the story of Christine Chubbuck, a young TV reporter in Sarasota, Fla., who stunned viewers with her on-air suicide in 1974.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:32:00 -0400Nate Parker's rebellion film The Birth of A Nation and Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th tackle America's racial history, but intersect in complicated ways.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:40:54 -0400The new movie, which tells the story of Nat Turner's 1831 slave revolt, is a righteous-vigilante tale — and an answer to D.W. Griffith's 1915 film of the same name.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:17:00 -0400Bob Mondello joins us for a look at the fall films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and we jump into our annual fall television pool.