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Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend. [Read More]
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Hollywood is in the process of closing out a record-breaking, $11.2 billion year. The big draws were talking animals — including a fish called Dory and a bear named Baloo — a slew... [Read More]
Hidden Figures is a true story about the African-American women of America's space program, and Fences is based on a play by August Wilson. [Read More]
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British director Ken Loach is both an award-winning filmmaker and a social activist. His latest film combines those passions. [Read More]
British director Ken Loach is both an award-winning filmmaker and a social activist. His latest film combines those impulses... [Read More]
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — a slightly longer time ago, actually, than usual — there's a little girl named Jyn. She has a dad who was an... [Read More]
Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II. [Read More]
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a double-feature review of two films about women who find themselves in drastically altered circumstances in midlife: Things To Come, starring Isabelle Huppert, and Jackie, starring Natalie... [Read More]
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Lion, a dramatic true story starring Dev Patel as a man who uses Google Earth to search for his family. [Read More]
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a preview of the would-be awards contenders and blockbusters Hollywood will be opening as the rest of us open presents. [Read More]
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a critter double-feature: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them and the Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle. [Read More]
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Hacksaw Ridge, a film about a World War II hero who changed American attitudes about conscientious objectors. [Read More]
It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well tread this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter... [Read More]
The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace. [Read More]
Christine is a biopic about a TV reporter who committed suicide in a live shot. [Read More]
Polands leading filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, whose career maneuvering between a repressive communist government and an audience yearning for freedom won him international recognition and an honorary Oscar, has died. He was 90. ... [Read More]
Well-known films by the director include A Generation, Man of Marble and Man of Iron, which in which characters fight Nazis and communists. His final film will compete for a foreign-language Oscar. [Read More]
Nate Parker's rebellion film The Birth of A Nation and Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th tackle America's racial history, but intersect in complicated ways. [Read More]
Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history. [Read More]
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a movie that's already a remake that's updated in both casting and body count. [Read More]
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