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Should falling off my bicycle stop me from leaning in?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Should falling off my bicycle stop me from leaning in?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Coming of Age Vampire Romance That Isn't Twilight

Friday, January 23, 2015

When a series of mysterious killings plagues a neighborhood, two young misfits forge a deep connection, in John Tiffany's production of Let The Right One In.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rob Reiner: ‘I Tell the Same Story Over and Over’

Friday, July 11, 2014

The comedy legend says his latest film, “And So It Goes,” shows that men and women act the same at every age.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Land Ho!' Searching for Lobster, Vodka, and Long-Legged Women in Iceland

Friday, July 11, 2014

The film's director and stars on how you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After 12 Years of Filming, an Entire Childhood on Screen

Friday, July 11, 2014

A conversation about ‘Boyhood’ with director Richard Linklater and star Ellar Coltrane, who grew from 6 to 18 over the course of filming. “It felt like the biggest decision I’d ever made, artistically,” Linklater said.

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Studio 360

Benh Zeitlin: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, June 29, 2012

The new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero named Hushpuppy. The film, which clinched top honors at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, is 29-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature. The New York native moved ...

Video: A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Studio 360

Hunting Vampires with Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter re-imagines the American Civil War with blood-sucking undead lurking around every corner. Vampires insinuate themselves into the slave-holding Confederacy, but buy slaves for food, not forced labor. But director Timur Bekmambetov ...

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Studio 360

Barry Sonnenfeld's Movie Master Class

Friday, May 25, 2012

The big, splashy comic book movie has become a fairly predictable piece of Hollywood machinery. So it’s easy to forget just how radical and fresh Men In Black seemed when it came out in 1997. The franchise returns this weekend with Men In Black III. Director Barry Sonnenfeld ...

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Studio 360

Filmmaker Mark Duplass: The Anti-Slacker

Friday, May 11, 2012

A new kind of leading man has taken hold in Hollywood: the lovable loser. Together with his brother Jay, Mark Duplass has written and directed smart, affecting comedies about these losers.  His new film Jeff, Who Lives at Home stars Jason Segel as a 30-year-old stoner settled in to his ...

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Here's The Thing

Stephen Daldry

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Director Stephen Daldry offers a window into his past, from training as a clown and driving giraffes through Pompeii to being serenaded by a persistent Elton John.  

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Studio 360

David Cronenberg

Friday, November 18, 2011

David Cronenberg is best known for films like The Fly, The Dead Zone, Dead Ringers and A History of Violence. They can be shocking, violent, and gory — but they’re also unmistakably personal films that make you think while you’re squirming in your seat. Cronenberg’s new film is a straightforward historical drama. ...

Bonus Track: Cronenberg's horror debut

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Here's The Thing

Michael Douglas

Monday, October 24, 2011

Michael Douglas invites Alec Baldwin into his New York apartment for a compelling conversation about what makes a great director and why playing the villain is so wonderful.

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Studio 360

Jodie Foster Directs 'The Beaver'

Friday, May 13, 2011

The new film The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, combines comedy and harrowing drama in a hybrid rarely seen at the movies. Gibson plays Walter Black, a deeply depressed businessman whose life has gone down the tubes. His luck starts changing when he discovers he can ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arthur Laurents, Dead at 93

Monday, May 09, 2011

Arthur Laurents was a triple threat: a playwright, screenwriter, and director behind two landmark Broadway shows, West Side Story and Gypsy - as well as the film, The Way We Were. He once wrote,  "Entertainment is dessert, it needs to be balanced by the main course, theater of substance."  He was responsible for a lot of both!  He died at the age of 93.  You can hear his last interview with Leonard from 2004.

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Studio 360

Meek's Cutoff: Lost in the West

Friday, April 15, 2011

Horses, guns, wide open spaces, covered wagons, Indians. The new movie Meek's Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring Michelle Williams, has all those elements, but it’s not a Western as we know them.  It’s far more realistic, and bleaker.  Three families traveling west ...

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Richard Leacock, Dead at 89

Friday, April 01, 2011

When Richard Leacock died in Paris on March 23rd at the age of 89, it marked the end of one of the great careers in documentary film.  An esteemed director, cinematographer, and teacher, Leacock helped invent what became known ascinéma vérité, or "direct cinema."  He and his colleagues influenced an entire generation of filmmakers, leading to a revolution in visual style that it still being worked out today. If you’re not familiar with his work you should check out “Primary” and “Monterey Pop.”  Meanwhile, you can hear Leonard’s interview with him from 1999, when we were lucky to have had him on the show.

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Studio 360

Steven Soderbergh Says Goodbye to Hollywood

Friday, March 11, 2011

In 1989, Steven Soderbergh helped launch the independent film movement with Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Box office success followed with the Ocean's Eleven franchise, Traffic, and Erin Brockovich. But the filmmaker tells Kurt Andersen that he's ready to retire from movie-directing.

Bonus Track: Extended cut of Kurt's conversation with Steven Soderbergh

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Studio 360

Debra Granik: “Winter’s Bone”

Friday, February 04, 2011

Even among this year’s Best Picture nominees for the Academy Award, there is nothing quite like "Winter's Bone" – a “rural noir” about a teenager making her way perilously through a community ravaged by the meth trade. Kurt talks with director Debra Granik about the film.

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Studio 360

Lisa Cholodenko

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hollywood never produced a realistic movie about lesbian parents — until 2010's "The Kids Are All Right." It tells the story of two moms and their sperm donor, and it's now up for several Oscars. Last summer the writer-director Lisa Cholodenko told Kurt how she managed to make an accessible, touching film out of what could have been an outsider art-house flick.

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Studio 360

The Kids Are All Right

Friday, July 09, 2010

Hollywood has never produced a realistic movie about lesbian parents — until now. In her new film "The Kids Are All Right," writer and director Lisa Cholodenko tells the story of two moms and their sperm donor. Cholodenko tells Kurt how she managed to make an accessible, touching ...

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