Bilal Qureshi

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These are the new movies and TV shows we can't wait to watch this summer

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Studios raced to finish summer attractions ahead of the writers strike. So we're back with a great big, filterable guide of what to watch — and where to find it — as the days get hotter and longer.


Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' tour remixes her archive for an intergalactic future

Thursday, May 11, 2023

After releasing no accompanying videos, last night in Stockholm Beyoncé finally unveiled Renaissance's visual universe.


You're invited to 'Monsoon Wedding' — a musical nearly 15 years in the making

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Back in 2001, Monsoon Wedding was an indie darling turned international success. Now, the stage adaptation is an ambitious experiment in bridging Indian musical styles with a Broadway-style songbook.


Briefly banned, Pakistan's ground-breaking 'Joyland' is now a world cinema success

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The film follows a man who gets a job in a burlesque show and falls in love with a trans woman. This story of queer desire in a traditional Muslim society earned accolades at the Cannes Film Festival.


At Adele's Vegas residency, intimacy is the ultimate luxury

Monday, March 20, 2023

The pop star has always been an uneasy match for the demands of touring. In the controlled stillness of a Las Vegas theater, she may have finally found her place.


How should we be 'Living'? Kurosawa and Ishiguro tackle the question, 70 years apart

Monday, March 06, 2023

As a kid, Kazuo Ishiguro saw Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film Ikiru. "It made a terrific impact on me," the Nobel prize-winner recalls. His film Living is nominated for an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.


Salman Rushdie's 'Victory City' is a triumph, independent of the Chautauqua attack

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Rushdie submitted the final edits for his 15th novel before he was stabbed onstage in August 2022. It tells the story of a sorceress and poet who dreams a civilization into existence from magic seeds.


New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als has curated an exhibition on writer Joan Didion

Saturday, December 24, 2022

New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als has curated an exhibition on writer Joan Didion. It's titled "What She Means" and is on display at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.


The best movies and TV of 2022, picked for you by NPR critics

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Whether you plan to head out to the theater, or binge from the couch, our critics have gathered together their favorite films and TV shows of the year. Happy watching!


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, October 14, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the film Gamak Ghar, Rosalía's album Motomami, remembering Angela Lansbury, and more.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Friday, September 30, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Lizzo playing James Madison's flute, Usher's thirst traps, and more.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival focuses on expansion – but is not without its critics

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

After two years of pandemic closures, audiences are back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to find a season of diverse plays. But for many, change has come too soon.


Here are the breakthrough films that premiered at this year's Toronto Film Festival

Friday, September 16, 2022

The first fully reopened edition of TIFF concludes this weekend. But with a film industry still reeling from box office declines and changing audience habits, the award season remains in flux.


The case for nixing the Oscars' best international feature category

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

In the extraordinary new age of subtitled streaming and globalized filmmaking, the Oscar category is becoming a caricature of itself as a relic of the past.


With 'Dune,' Denis Villeneuve has made Hollywood's definitive post-9/11 epic

Thursday, October 21, 2021

With the new 2021 movie, director Denis Villeneuve turns the novel's meditations on race, culture and colonialism into riveting and undeniable cinema.


The Best And Worst So Far From The Not-Very-Festive Toronto International Film Fest

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.


Cannes Rolls Out The Red Carpet For An Expanded, More Inclusive Film Festival

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.


Looking Back On The Legacy Of 'Shaft,' 50 Years Later

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.


'I Carry You With Me' Blends Reality And Drama In A Wrenching Gay Love Story

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.


'Quo Vadis, Aida?' Asks: Where Does A Society Go After War Ends?

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.