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Friday, November 12, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the show Love Life, the podcast The Shrink Next Door and more.
Friday, October 08, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's a new French horror movie, Titane, Netflix's Midnight Mass, and the web series Dimension 20.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
The last James Bond movie to star Daniel Craig is out today; Chris Klimek argues that Craig is the "bookend Bond," showing us 007 at the beginning and end, but never the prime of his career.
Friday, August 06, 2021
Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Making the Cut, The Twilight Saga and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
Friday, July 09, 2021
A top-secret cache of sperm is stored under the Space Needle in Hot White Heist. Bob Odenkirk stars as a suburban dad with a secret identity in Nobody. And it's Criterion Collection's neonoir month.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
As a soldier reanimated by nanobots, Vin Diesel — "a lumbering fireplug who runs like John Wayne and fights like Roger Moore" — underperforms.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Two men struggle to eke out a living in the Oregon Territory by stealing the milk of a wealthy landowner in writer-director Kelly Reichardt's film.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Guy Ritchie returns to the genre he made his bones on, and the film's "rigorous and largely circular" plot is fun; more fun than McConaughey's undercooked performance, anyway.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Sam Mendes' technique — stringing together a series of long takes to seem continuous, as if the story's events unfold in real time — makes for a "wholly absorbing cinematic experience."
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is back at the top of the chart a quarter century after it was first released. So why haven't there been any lasting Christmas songs to take its place?
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Clint Eastwood's workmanlike account of a man falsely accused of the 1996 Olympic bombing clears Jewell's name while baselessly and maliciously smearing a real-life reporter's in the process.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Roland Emmerich's CGI-heavy depiction of the WWII battle that turned the tide in the Pacific isn't boring, but it's familiar beats ensure it's more a movie about war movies than it is about war.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Linda Hamilton is back — and funny! — as Sarah Connor in a lean, propulsive and women-centered sequel that seeks to wave away the recent sequels in the Terminator franchise.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The film dutifully captures the 14 songs from the Boss' latest album, but the half-hour of extra interstitial footage doesn't supply any new or meaningful context.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The in-jokes and callbacks come at you faster than the zombies do in this agreeable return to the world of the 2009 horror-comedy.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
In this 'buoyant but slight' Netflix film, Eddie Murphy plays comic Rudy Ray Moore, who found blaxploitation stardom in the persona of the swaggering Dolemite.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Distance — both interplanetary and emotional — is the subject of James Gray's "stirring sci-fi epic" that stars Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Film critic/Springsteen superfan Chris Klimek says Gurinder Chadha's film about a British-Pakistani kid who finds inspiration in The Boss's music is affected and cloying.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The "genial flexfest" of a spinoff is the "most agreeable" of the franchise, which once again slickly repackages set pieces from other, better, more innovative action films.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Call it peak Tarantino: The writer/director's ninth film — about a Manson-family-adjacent actor and his stuntman — is an ode to the grimy, neon-lit place and time that shaped him.