• By NPR   -   Jul 22, 2018

    A PAKISTANI SQUASH PLAYER PROFILED IN 'THE WAR TO BE HER'

    Maria Toorpakai was stopped from playing squash in her native Pakistan. Today she's one of the best players. Her story is told in The...

    War
  • A Superstar In China, Daniel Wu Emerges In His Native California By NPR   -   Jul 21, 2018

    A SUPERSTAR IN CHINA, DANIEL WU EMERGES IN HIS NATIVE CALIFORNIA

    The Chinese-American actor became an action movie mainstay abroad over the last 20 years. Thanks to his leading role in the TV series...

    TV series, Serie, Action, Chinese, Series
  • By NPR   -   Jul 21, 2018

    FINDING HAPPINESS IN 'FAR FROM THE TREE'

    Andrew Solomon and Loini Vivao join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about Far from the Tree, the documentary based on Solomon's book of the...

    Love, Documentary
  • By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    'FAR FROM THE TREE' CELEBRATES FAMILY DIFFERENCES

    The documentary Far From the Tree chronicles the lives of children who are not what their parents wanted or expected.

    Family, Documentary, Children
  • Oakland Gets A Starring Role In 2 Genre-Busting Films About Race And Inequality By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    OAKLAND GETS A STARRING ROLE IN 2 GENRE-BUSTING FILMS ABOUT RACE AND INEQUALITY

    Critic Justin Chang says the city is experiencing a renaissance moment in film. Blindspotting and Sorry to Bother You are just two...

    Criticisms, Criticism
  • Comic-Con, Day Two: Who's Day By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    COMIC-CON, DAY TWO: WHO'S DAY

    Our intrepid reporters Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer take on another day of San Diego Comic-Con, from immersive fan adventures to, yes,...

    Comics, Comic, Adventure
  • By NPR   -   Jul 20, 2018

    NEWS BRIEF: TRUMP INVITES PUTIN TO WASHINGTON, COMIC-CON PREVIEW

    Top Trump administration officials publicly diverge from their boss. A new surprise: Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington. And...

    Comics, Comic
  • By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    DENZEL HAS NO FURY LIKE 'THE EQUALIZER 2'

    Despite the lazy cliché that triggers its plot, The Equalizer 2 is a "reasonably well-written and beautifully acted serving of geriatric-virility...

  • 'Generation Wealth' Offers Scattershot Glimpses Of Cultural Decadence By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    'GENERATION WEALTH' OFFERS SCATTERSHOT GLIMPSES OF CULTURAL DECADENCE

    Photographer/documentarian Lauren Greenfield offers many examples of excessive wealth around the globe, but the resulting portrait...

  • Parents Just Don't Understand: 'Far From The Tree' Profiles Kids Who Confound Expectations By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND: 'FAR FROM THE TREE' PROFILES KIDS WHO CONFOUND EXPECTATIONS

    Rachel Dretzin's sometimes poignant film, inspired by Andrew Solomon's book, takes a narrowly focused look at kids who turned out differently...

    Kid, Kids
  • ABBA Silver: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    ABBA SILVER: 'MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN'

    Return with us now to the enchanted isle of Kalokairi, where the sun shines, the water gleams and the populace is unnervingly obsessed...

  • 'Generation Wealth' Offers Scattershot Glimpses Of Cultural Decadence By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    'GENERATION WEALTH' OFFERS SCATTERSHOT GLIMPSES OF CULTURAL DECADENCE

    Photographer/documentarian Lauren Greenfield offers many examples of excessive wealth around the globe, but the resulting portrait...

  • ABBA Silver: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    ABBA SILVER: 'MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN'

    Return with us now to the enchanted isle of Kalokairi, where the sun shines, the water gleams and the populace is unnervingly obsessed...

  • On The Seventh Day, They Played Soccer By NPR   -   Jul 19, 2018

    ON THE SEVENTH DAY, THEY PLAYED SOCCER

    Jim McKay makes movies about New Yorkers who don't often make it to the big screen. His newest, En el Séptimo Día, is about Mexican...

  • Director Bo Burnham On Growing Up With Anxiety - And An Audience By NPR   -   Jul 18, 2018

    DIRECTOR BO BURNHAM ON GROWING UP WITH ANXIETY - AND AN AUDIENCE

    The former YouTube star explores adolescence in the age of social media in his film Eighth Grade. "This awful D-list celebrity pressure...

  • China's Most Expensive Film Could Prove Its Biggest Movie Flop By NPR   -   Jul 17, 2018

    CHINA'S MOST EXPENSIVE FILM COULD PROVE ITS BIGGEST MOVIE FLOP

    Asura , billed as an epic fantasy based on Buddhist mythology that cost $112 million to make, had a dismal box office in its opening...

    Box Office, Epic, Fantasy
  • Netflix Falls Short On Subscriber Target, Spooks Investors By NPR   -   Jul 17, 2018

    NETFLIX FALLS SHORT ON SUBSCRIBER TARGET, SPOOKS INVESTORS

    The streaming service and production house fell short of its second-quarter target by more than a million subscribers, even as it posted...

    Streaming, Streamings
  • By NPR   -   Jul 16, 2018

    AMERICA'S LAST BLOCKBUSTER: 'THERE'S A LINE OF CUSTOMERS AT THE STORE RIGHT NOW'

    As of July 16, there will be only one Blockbuster video store operating in the United States - in Bend, Ore.

  • By NPR   -   Jul 16, 2018

    'ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND' EXPLORES COMIC'S CREATIVE LIFE

    A new documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, airs Monday on HBO. It aims to bring the viewer into his mind to see how he...

    Robin Williams, Documentary, Comics, Comic
  • By NPR   -   Jul 15, 2018

    MOVIEPASS CEO DISCUSSES FUTURE OF COMPANY AND BUSINESS MODEL

    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe about the future of the MoviePass subscription service, which is on the brink...