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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Parasite, Knives Out, Avengers: Endgame, Little Women and Marriage Story are among the year-end list of 20 films that NPR critics loved the most.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The third movie in the third trilogy of the scrappy little space-opera-that-could — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — opens Friday.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Adam Sandler makes a bid for a Best Actor Oscar in Uncut Gems, a thriller about a jeweler who makes terrible choices, from writer-directors Benny and Josh Safdie.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
We look at why so many movies in 2019 are taking on the subject of class warfare.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
The hot air balloon movie The Aeronauts had NPR critic Bob Mondello clutching his armrests for dear life.
Friday, November 29, 2019
There's one month left of 2019 and another 40 or so would-be blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood will be unwrapping during the holiday season.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The simultaneous openings of Frozen 2 and the Mr. Rogers bio-pic A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood offer a chance to talk about the changing nature of children's entertainment.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Shia LaBeouf wrote and more or less lived Honey Boy's story of a child actor who develops anger issues living with his alcoholic dad.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour mob movie, "The Irishman," stars Robert De Niro as a killer for hire, and Al Pacino as Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
In Synonyms, the quirky drama about national identity, a young man wakes up naked in an empty Paris apartment, and with the aid of a French/Israeli dictionary, attempts to "become" French.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho has made a South Korean social satire that's also a genre-bending Palme d'Or-winning thriller of class struggle.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
The new movie Pain And Glory, about a film director whose career is in decline, was made by Pedro Almodovar, whose career definitely isn't.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Director Steven Soderbergh looks at money laundering and the Panama Papers scandal as if they were elements in a heist comedy in his new satire, The Laundromat.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Crawleys are back, and the big screen has them this time, in a story that picks up a few years after the TV show ended.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
NPR's Bob Mondello and film critic Joelle Monique discuss what they liked and what's newsworthy at the still-in-progress Toronto International Film Festival.
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.
Monday, September 02, 2019
A selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood has in store for the fall.
Monday, August 19, 2019
The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good memories.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
China's most far-reaching social experiment — a multi-decade attempt at population control — is the subject of the documentary One Child Nation.