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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Toronto, Day 3: Reitman, Costner, Kendrick, Race, Gender And Euthanasia

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A very full Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival brought new films from major stars, an impressive musical, and a very bad film about racial politics.

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Toronto, Day 2: Franco And Faulkner, Love, And A Steely Patricia Clarkson

Saturday, September 06, 2014

James Franco adapts The Sound And The Fury, a Chinese drama speaks richly to love and separation, and Patricia Clarkson defends her home from Tim Roth.

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Toronto, Day 1: David Cronenberg, Drumming, 'The Judge' And Serendipity

Friday, September 05, 2014

On the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival, the lesson came through loud and clear: sometimes, it's the ones you don't expect.

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It's That Time Again: The Toronto International Film Festival

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Once again, we'll be seeing big movies and awards contenders, small movies, offbeat strivers, and lots more as we hunker down for a week of new films.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2

Friday, August 29, 2014

An explosion of wonderful special guests, kicked off by Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton of NPR's Ask Me Another, highlights the second half of the PCHH live show from Brooklyn.

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Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.

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Small Batch Edition: Undressing 'Project Runway'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to check in on the state of the Bravo-to-Lifetime reality show that dares to ask: Is it shiny enough for Heidi?

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The Emmys: Past Winners Trump New Shows; 'Breaking Bad' Takes A Bow

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.

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5 Things To Watch For On Monday's Emmy Awards

Monday, August 25, 2014

We preview Monday's Emmys and five races to watch, including the battle for Outstanding Drama Series and an interesting clash of comedy actresses.

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At The VMAs, Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Play With Personas

Monday, August 25, 2014

On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.

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The Emmys Grapple With New Formats And A Move To Monday

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday night. NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets a preview of the shows and stars to watch.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House

Friday, August 22, 2014

At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.

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'Let's Be Cops,' But Then What?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Rating The Ratings And Whither The Weather Movie

Friday, August 15, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into the tricky land of MPAA film ratings and consider the weather and disaster movies we have known and tried not to know.

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Lauren Bacall And The 'Sex? What Sex?' Kind Of Movie Sex

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday, was brilliant at conveying lust on film at a time when lust was fairly strictly regulated.

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Remembering The Big-Hearted Comedy Of Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In a short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we pause to remember the very funny, very weird, very musical work of Robin Williams.

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Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

Monday, August 11, 2014

For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm.

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What Can You Say? Folks Love Turtles

Monday, August 11, 2014

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a huge debut, clobbering the second weekend of Guardians Of The Galaxy. Turns out even if you're Marvel, you can't beat a team of turtles all by your-shell-f.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And So Bad It's Good

Friday, August 08, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about the runaway success of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy and tentatively poke around the matter of the "so bad it's good" film, including — yes — storms of sharks.

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When All Your Steaks Have Hot Sauce: A Case Against 'Nebraska' In Color

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A color version of a Best Picture nominee originally shown in black and white raises the question of how much choice audiences are really supposed to have when they approach a creator's vision.

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