The 31-year-old director and screenwriter’s horror film Candyman — a reboot of the 1992 classic — made history as it raked in more than $22 million in its opening weekend.
The sound artist and composer took a deeply unique, and wonderfully successful, approach to the composing of his score for the new Jordan Peele-written horror reboot.
Venice’s central place in the history of battling pandemics provides a relevant backdrop to this year’s Venice Film Festival, which opens Wednesday with the premiere of the film “Parallel Mothers.”
A Black avant-garde musician has successfully applied his visceral, voice-centered style to the films he has scored lately. His approach eerily suits the newest Candyman movie.
As cinemas struggle with the ascent of streaming and concurrent digital releases, movie studios gathered in Las Vegas to show-off their splashiest fall films and encourage movie theater owners.
He has a hook for a hand. He’s covered in bees. And we first met him in 1992. The supernatural killer in “Candyman” left a huge impact on Jordan Peele, who has now co-written and co-produced a sequel.
Actor Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, are big fans of Ross. But they found it was difficult to land interviews about the celebrity painter — people were scared of being sued.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with director Dan Reed about his new movie In the Shadow of 9/11, which re-examines the case against seven men in Miami who were indicted for an alleged al-Qaida plot.
The hit of the 2021 virtual Sundance Film Festival centers on a teenager who’s the only hearing member of her close-knit family. CODA strikes some false notes, but it also delivers heartfelt emotion.
Lawyers for Claudio Rojas say he was deported by ICE in retaliation for his activism, which the agency denies. His case could have big implications for immigrants.
Scott Simon speaks with director Lisa Joy about her tech-noir movie “Reminiscence.” It’s set in a future Miami that’s besieged by heat and rising waters.
Sonny Chiba was a prolific actor known for his Japanese martial arts movies, which featured his brutal movements and fearsome facial expressions. Chiba died at age 82 due to complications from COVID.
The government said it granted the exemption to the actress “for the purpose of performing designated professional work.” Some Hong Kong lawmakers criticized the decision as unfair.
Bob Mondello reflects on the portrayal and the despair of Afghanistan’s story, as shown on film for decades — in The Man Who Would Be King, Rambo III, Charlie Wilson’s War, Zero Dark Thirty and more.
NPR’s Don Gonyea speaks with director Peter Nicks about his latest documentary, Homeroom. It’s the latest and final film in a trilogy about Oakland students.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with filmmaker Pablo Larrain about his latest character study, Ema.
South-African born director Liesl Tommy says all of her art is political. That includes her new movie Respect starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, focusing on the women in the singer’s life.
A heartwarming family drama, CODA — which stands for “Child of Deaf Adults” — won four awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.
Even well-worn notes can sound freshly resonant in the right hands. A new film about Franklin’s early years doesn’t entirely avoid biopic conventions, but there’s real intelligence and feeling in it.
The family comedy-drama CODA nabbed big prizes at Sundance in January. Now, it arrives on Apple TV+. It doesn’t hold back in going for the tears, but it mostly earns them.
NPR’s Noel King speaks with filmmaker Manjari Makijany about Spin, Disney’s first movie featuring an Indian American lead.
PBS has announced $11 million in grants to boost diversity among documentary filmmakers months after an open letter accused the service of unfairly favoring white creators.
Dyersville, Iowa, could see its population triple when the MLB Field of Dreams game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox is held there. The mayor isn’t sure what to expect.
The official poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, “Madres Paralelas,” was removed because it showed a female nipple. The poster’s designer complained of censorship.
In the pages of a DC Comics anthology series, Tim Drake — the third young man to assume to role of Batman’s sidekick, Robin, has a “lightbulb moment” realization — but his journey is only beginning.
The former child actor bedeviled Shirley Temple on the screen and went on to star in a series of movies that made her a box-office champion.
NPR’s Sarah McCammon talks with director Todd Stephens about his new film, Swan Song, starring veteran actor Udo Kier.
The new film CODA tells the story of a hearing daughter living with her deaf family. It represents a breakthrough for deaf representation on screen and it stars acclaimed actor Troy Kotsur.
In an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered, Knox talks about what it’s like to be followed by fictionalized versions of her life.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with actor Udo Kier about his new film, Swan Song, about an aging beautician and hairdresser who comes out of retirement for one last makeover.