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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
From the big studio flicks to the festival favorites, here are some of the best and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Reinaldo Marcus Green drew inspiration for his new movie Monsters and Men from the 2014 death of Eric Garner at the hands of an arresting officer. The film deals with a police killing and its aftermath.
Monday, September 17, 2018
The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, offering some early hints about Hollywood's awards season. The festival's top prize went to Peter Farrelly's Green Book.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes just got back from the Toronto International Film Festival. They talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about their favorites.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
In a film career that spanned seven decades, Reynolds played good ol' boys and rugged action heroes. He died Thursday following a heart attack.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
The NPR Movies team is off to Toronto, where they'll sit in the dark for days at a time watching films that you'll get to see in the coming weeks and months. Here's some of what they're excited about.
Monday, September 03, 2018
A look at the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood has in store as we head into cooler weather.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Simon kept theater audiences laughing for decades. Starting in the early 1960s, his comedies set a Broadway standard. Audiences loved his work but it took a long time for him to gain critical respect.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar's first feature film adapts Justin Torres' impressionistic autobiographical novel of boyhood; the dreamlike result is "intense, scary and ecstatically lyrical."
Friday, August 10, 2018
In the film Madeline's Madeline, a teen acting student finds herself living the part she thought she was playing.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Critic Bob Mondello calls Spike Lee's latest, about a black cop who infiltrates the Klan in the '70s, "his most ferociously entertaining (and just plain ferocious) film in years."
Friday, August 03, 2018
A review of The Miseducation of Cameron Posta film about gay-conversion therapies, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
A German deserter in the waning days of World War II dons a discarded Nazi officer's uniform for warmth, but soon finds himself wielding its authority with unnerving and violent cruelty.
Friday, July 20, 2018
The documentary Far From the Tree chronicles the lives of children who are not what their parents wanted or expected.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Immigration, culture clashes and divided families are all part of the cultural conversation in What Will People Say. Filmmaker Iram Haq based this story on her own experience as a young woman in Norway.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
YouTube star Bo Burnham is mostly known for the rapid-fire comic videos he started making as a teenager. Now 27, he has an impressively diverse resume that now includes movie director asEighth Grade, a film from about the moment when adolescence kicks in debuts.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
A review of Marvel's latest comics-inspired superhero movie.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Will (Ben Foster) and daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) live off the grid — until the authorities find them — in a grounded, sharply observed film from the director of Winter's Bone.
Friday, June 22, 2018
It's been 25 years and four movies since T. Rexes, velociraptors and their variously lethal cousins stomped on screen in Jurassic Park. NPR critic Bob Mondello says they're still stomping in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and are, once again, threatened with extinction.
Friday, June 15, 2018
In the much anticipated sequel, Incredibles 2, the supermom heads off to save the world, while superdad stays home with the superkids. Guess who has the tougher job?