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Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Year Of Spectacular Men is a comedy that's a real family affair. It's directed by Lea Thompson and written by her daughter, Madelyn Deutch, who also stars in the film.
Friday, June 08, 2018
In Oceans 8, an all-female crew attempts a heist in New York City at the Met Gala.
Friday, June 01, 2018
NPR critic Bob Mondello reviews American Animals. It's a heist film that uses actors to tell a true story, and also uses the real perpetrators to comment on its storytelling.
Monday, May 28, 2018
These days, the first hot-weather blockbusters arrive in April. Still, with schools getting out, things are about to get busier. Here's a look at this summer's potential blockbusters and the intriguing smaller films that will keep theater seats occupied in hot weather.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
NPR critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool 2 marks the return of the adventures of Marvel's trash-talking-est R-rated superhero. But this time, there's a bit more humor.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Like every film emanating from "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away," Solo: A Star Wars Story has been kept tightly under wraps before its release. But the wraps are now coming off before audiences learn the story of a young Han Solo before he became a Star Warrior.
Monday, May 14, 2018
As ever, the Summer Movie Season is dominated by sequels and special effects. But if you're prepared to look for them, you'll find some smaller, quirkier films flying beneath the radar.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Filmmaker Jennifer Peedom seeks out the most forbidding places on the planet and finds stunning beauty — and the men and women willing to risk their lives to take it in.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Bob Mondello says the musical looked — and sounded — much different from anything Broadway had ever seen and helped secure a place for rock music on the Great White Way.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In it, more than two dozen Marvel superheroes come together to try to save the entire universe.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Filmmaker Chloe Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me) tells the sensitive and searching tale of a young cowboy (Brady Jandreau) confronting his uncertain future.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
This week marks the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's 2001, A Space Odyssey. As NPR critic Bob Mondello looks back he says the film made screen sci-fi respectable.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Writer/director Lynn Shelton's latest film is about a man (Jay Duplass) freed from wrongful imprisonment thanks to the work of a woman (Edie Falco). The movie asks: What now?
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
NPR critic Bob Mondello says Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is a match made in heaven. In it, '80s on screen nostalgia meets a novel about video-game nostalgia for the 1980s.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Wes Anderson returns to stop action animation — a technique that won him an Oscar nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox-- in his latest film, Isle of Dogs.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello discusses the star-studded film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, the sci-fi fantasy novel about light and darkness, time and tesseracts.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Pop Culture blogger Linda Holmes and film critic Bob Mondello talk about what to expect during Sunday's Oscar Telecast and why there's not a clear winner for Best Picture by now.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
An Israeli soldier is killed, and his parents attempts to uncover what happened, in filmmaker Samuel Maoz's searing study in loss — and its aftermath.
Friday, February 23, 2018
What do a costume drama and a zombie flick have in common? Critic Bob Mondello sees a connection in empathy between The Young Karl Marx and The Cured.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Russia's contender for a best foreign language film Oscar is a bleak and searing indictment of Russian society, told through the eyes of a rancorous married couple.