• By NPR   -   Oct 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ'

    In the movie My Dinner with Hervé, Peter Dinklage plays "the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor," one part of an...

    Reviews, Review
  • 'The Hate U Give' Star Says The Novel Was Like 'Reading My Own Diary' By NPR   -   Oct 20, 2018

    'THE HATE U GIVE' STAR SAYS THE NOVEL WAS LIKE 'READING MY OWN DIARY'

    Like protagonist Starr Carter, Amandla Stenberg grew up in a black neighborhood, but attended an overwhelmingly white school. She stars...

    Police
  • By NPR   -   Oct 20, 2018

    REVIEW: 'MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ'

    In the movie My Dinner with Hervé, Peter Dinklage plays "the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor," one part of an...

    Reviews, Review
  • This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    THIS 'HALLOWEEN,' JAMIE LEE CURTIS RECKONS WITH 40 YEARS OF TRAUMA

    Michael Myers is back and, so is Laurie Strode. Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original Halloween. This sequel ignores...

  • By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    'CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?' IS A RARE GEM: A SWEET FILM ABOUT A MEAN PERSON

    A new film features Melissa McCarthy as a misanthropic con artist who forges letters from famous authors. Critic Justin Chang feels...

    Criticisms, Features, Criticism, Feature
  • John Carpenter On The Enduring Sound Of 'Halloween' By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    JOHN CARPENTER ON THE ENDURING SOUND OF 'HALLOWEEN'

    The original Halloween score is one of the most enduring horror scores ever written. John Carpenter, who directed that movie and wrote...

    Horror
  • A Family In Quiet Crisis Gathers To Assess 'What They Had' - And What They've Still Got By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    A FAMILY IN QUIET CRISIS GATHERS TO ASSESS 'WHAT THEY HAD' - AND WHAT THEY'VE STILL GOT

    In her debut feature, writer/director Elizabeth Chomko brings fresh insight - and a stellar cast - to the "dysfunctional family" subgenre;...

    Features, Family, Feature
  • Melissa McCarthy's New Signature Role: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    MELISSA MCCARTHY'S NEW SIGNATURE ROLE: 'CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?'

    Melissa McCarthy plays a real-life literary forger left behind by the publishing industry in a new and thoughtful comedy. (Image credit:...

    Comedy
  • 'Halloween': This Time, Laurie Strode Is Locked And Loaded By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    'HALLOWEEN': THIS TIME, LAURIE STRODE IS LOCKED AND LOADED

    Critic Monica Castillo says this Halloween sequel takes as its true subject the lingering effects of the trauma Jamie Lee Curtis' character...

    Criticisms, Criticism
  • In 'Mid90s' Jonah Hill Looks At Skater Culture Through A Lens, Blankly By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    IN 'MID90S' JONAH HILL LOOKS AT SKATER CULTURE THROUGH A LENS, BLANKLY

    Jonah Hill writes and directs this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a boy who embraces skater culture; the film faithfully...

    Jonah Hill
  • In 'Wildlife,' Carey Mulligan's Performance Blazes Bright By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    IN 'WILDLIFE,' CAREY MULLIGAN'S PERFORMANCE BLAZES BRIGHT

    Paul Dano movingly adapts Richard Ford's 1990 novel about a couple whose marriage crumbles as their son watches.

  • Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations By NPR   -   Oct 19, 2018

    KOBE BRYANT REMOVED AS ANIMATION FESTIVAL JUROR AFTER PROTEST OVER PAST ALLEGATIONS

    A petition launched by "women and allies in the animation community" demanded "that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant...

    Animation, Festivals, Festival
  • A Family In Quiet Crisis Gathers To Assess 'What They Had' - And What They've Still Got By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    A FAMILY IN QUIET CRISIS GATHERS TO ASSESS 'WHAT THEY HAD' - AND WHAT THEY'VE STILL GOT

    In her debut feature, writer/director Elizabeth Chomko brings fresh insight - and a stellar cast - to the "dysfunctional family" subgenre;...

    Features, Family, Feature
  • Melissa McCarthy's New Signature Role: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    MELISSA MCCARTHY'S NEW SIGNATURE ROLE: 'CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?'

    Melissa McCarthy plays a real-life literary forger left behind by the publishing industry in a new and thoughtful comedy. (Image credit:...

    Comedy
  • 'Halloween': This Time, Laurie Strode Is Locked And Loaded By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    'HALLOWEEN': THIS TIME, LAURIE STRODE IS LOCKED AND LOADED

    Critic Monica Castillo says this Halloween sequel takes as its true subject the lingering effects of the trauma Jamie Lee Curtis' character...

    Criticisms, Criticism
  • In 'Mid90s' Jonah Hill Looks At Skater Culture Through A Lens, Blankly By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    IN 'MID90S' JONAH HILL LOOKS AT SKATER CULTURE THROUGH A LENS, BLANKLY

    Jonah Hill writes and directs this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a boy who embraces skater culture; the film faithfully...

    Jonah Hill
  • In 'Wildlife,' Carey Mulligan's Performance Blazes Bright By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    IN 'WILDLIFE,' CAREY MULLIGAN'S PERFORMANCE BLAZES BRIGHT

    Paul Dano movingly adapts Richard Ford's 1990 novel about a couple whose marriage crumbles as their son watches.

  • By NPR   -   Oct 18, 2018

    MELISSA MCCARTHY PLAYS A LITERARY FORGER IN 'CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?'

    David Greene talks to Melissa McCarthy, who stars as celebrity biographer Lee Israel. When Israel fell out of step with her publisher...

  • It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' - But Jonah Hill Does By NPR   -   Oct 17, 2018

    IT WASN'T COOL TO CARE IN THE 'MID90S' - BUT JONAH HILL DOES

    In Hill's directorial debut, a 13-year-old boy from a troubled home finds his tribe through skateboarding. "It really was an ethic...

    Jonah Hill
  • 'Bad Times At The El Royale' Is A Twisty, Neon-Lit Neo-Noir By NPR   -   Oct 15, 2018

    'BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE' IS A TWISTY, NEON-LIT NEO-NOIR

    In writer/director Drew Goddard's film, several strangers converge at a casino-motel filled with dark passageways and two-way mirrors...