Friday, February 08, 2013
Argo has been one of last year’s most celebrated films. Ben Affleck directed the movie and stars as the CIA operative who masterminded the escape of six US embassy employees from Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis. That man’s name is Tony Mendez, and Latinos ...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The Scene: Los Angeles
From KCRW's The Business, hosted by Kim Masters
David Klawans is a little-known producer whose approach to finding true stories for Hollywood movies is reminiscent of a detective piecing together parts of a puzzle. Klawans discovered the true story of Argo back in the late 1990's when the CIA mission was first declassified by Clinton. ...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the movie Argo, its political topicality and Hollywood satire, and the career resurrection of director Ben Affleck.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen shares her memories of the Ayatollah Khomeini and waterbeds while Rafer reminisces about Dr. Demento and parody music. It's all in honor of the new Ben Affleck-directed movie - based on real events - "Argo." They also talk a bit about "Seven Psychopaths" and Mahatma Gandhi.