Bilal Qureshi appears in the following:
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The Toronto International Film Fest is usually mobbed with over a thousand industry types from all over the world. But this year the partially-online festival has been bleak and deserted.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
After the cancellation of the festival in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Cannes Film Festival returns to the French Riviera with an expanded program and a historic jury led by filmmaker Spike Lee.
Friday, July 02, 2021
"Shaft" was released 50 years ago this week. The film heralded what came to be known as Blaxploitation cinema, a genre with a chequered legacy that also created inspired, Oscar-winning music.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Iván and Gerardo can't be gay in Mexico, and can't be undocumented in the U.S. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing tells this real-life story with documentary footage and a swooning fictionalized drama.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Jasmila Zbanic's Oscar-nominated film dramatizes the genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. Aida is a former teacher working as a translator for U.N. forces.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
The new live album That Which Colors the Mind, recorded in 1970 by Grateful Dead sound man Owsley Stanley, captures a riveting performance by Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain and Indranil Bhattacharya.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Deepa Mehta's new film, Funny Boy, is Canada's Oscar submission. It's being distributed by Ava DuVernay's company and premieres on Netflix. It's based on the novel by Shyam Selvadurai.
Friday, December 04, 2020
The new concert film, shot in 2018, shows one of the stars of the electronic and indie classical worlds in his element: a homebrewed nest of traditional and modern instruments working together.
Monday, October 26, 2020
The new film Martin Eden is an epic retelling of Jack London's 1909 novel set in Italy in the midst of a socialist revolution. It may well be a metaphor for the "Don't tread on me" America of today.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Ravi Shankar took Indian classical music to world stages and introduced the sitar to Western audiences. His influence can still be felt today, 100 years after his birth.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Director Terrence Malick is known for dream-like movies. His latest tells a more direct story: one of a family, and how it is affected by the father's decision not to swear allegiance to Hitler.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Kehinde Wiley's sculpture, "Rumors of War," was unveiled at its permanent home outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Tuesday.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Mati Diop is the first black woman to compete at the Cannes Film Festival — where her first feature won the Grand Prix. The movie about women left behind by refugees is coming soon to Netflix.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Pain and Glory is the latest from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. It tells the story of an aging filmmaker unable to make films — to tell his stories — until the past nudges him forward.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Loro, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, is a movie about the TV tycoon turned Italian prime minister — and the sycophants who helped build his cult of personality.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Loro is the latest from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and tells the story of businessman and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's last comeback.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
The NPR Movies Team picks the 12 films they're most looking forward to seeing — movies that will likely end up in theaters or on streaming services sometime in the next few months.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Non-Fiction is being billed as a comedy of adultery in the publishing industry. But it poses some serious questions about the effects of the digital age on all of us.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Colombia's submission to the Oscars this year addresses the beginnings of the drug trade in rural Columbia — and how it shattered the traditions and families of the indigenous Wayúu people.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's newest historical epic tells the story of an artist after World War II. It touches on the sensitive subject of national guilt — and not without controversy.