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The Leonard Lopate Show

Best and Worst Movies of 2013

Friday, January 03, 2014

John Anderson, contributor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and America Magazine; Richard Corliss, chief film critic for Time magazine; and Joshua Rothkopf, senior film critic for TimeOut New York and chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, look back on the best and worst films of 2013.

What are your picks for best (or worse) films of the year? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Roger Ebert

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Roger Ebert’s career as a film critic spanned over four decades in both print, television and Twitter. In 1975, he was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer. He died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 70. Hear his interview with Leonard from 2005.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Quite Bad

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dana Stevens, film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for HitFix, talk with Brian Lehrer about last night's Academy Awards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: Zero Dark Thirty

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mark Danner, frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror, and A.O. Scott, New York Times chief film critic, discuss the film, the controversial torture scenes, and the experience of watching a film based on the recent past.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: "Argo"

Friday, October 26, 2012

Antonio Mendez, former CIA technical operations officer, author of Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, and A. O. Scott, chief film critic at The New York Times, discuss the events depicted in the new movie "Argo" and Mendez’s role in it.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley from "The Descendants"

Monday, November 28, 2011

Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley talk about their roles in director Alexander Payne’s new movie, “The Descendants.” In it, George Clooney plays a man struggling to pull his life and family together after his wife ends up in a coma.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Recap

Monday, February 28, 2011

The reviews for Franco and Hathaway as Oscar hosts are decidedly mixed. A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, recaps last night's Academy Awards ceremony.

What were your highlights? Lowlights? Surprises? Let us know!

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Studio 360

Film Critic Anthony Lane on the Vanishing Subject

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Kurt Andersen and film critic Anthony Lane talk about the vanishing subject — art that forces us to fill in the blanks.

Lane is the film critic for The New Yorker. He was previously the Deputy Literary Editor and the film critic at the Independent in London. A collection of ...

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Studio 360

Siblings on Screen

Saturday, December 15, 2001

Kurt Andersen and Leah Rozen, chief film critic for People Magazine, look at brothers and sisters in film, from Little Foxes to You Can Count on Me.

(Originally aired: April 14, 2001)

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Studio 360

Food in Film

Saturday, May 05, 2001

Kurt Andersen talks with Leah Rozen, People Magazine's film critic, about the use of food as an exquisite prop and essential plot device in the movies.

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Studio 360

Siblings on Screen

Saturday, April 14, 2001

Kurt Andersen and Leah Rozen, chief film critic for People Magazine, look at brothers and sisters in film, from Little Foxes to You Can Count on Me.

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