Mayo may be the new face of Hollywood star-makers. The president of Orion Pictures is under 40, and dedicated to realizing unique artistic visions in a risk-adverse industry.
Halloween has a film critic remembering the movie fright-fests he conjured in his youth.
Halloween is peak scary film season. But can a horror film enthusiast convince a reluctant public radio host to check out a film or two this year?
It took me years to fully realize why my mother loved her spooky books so much. Those horror stories gave my mother the courage to leave her abuser.
NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe talks with Billy Corben, director of “God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty.” The movie is about an affair that felled evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr.’s career.
The cinemas, shut down after threats from separatist militants, reopened last month. Moviegoers pass through an Indian police checkpoint and are frisked at the theater entrance for bombs and weapons.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with actress Elizabeth Banks about her new movie Call Jane, based on a real-life underground network that provided access to safe abortions in the Chicago area.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with director Charlotte Wells about her new movie, “Aftersun,” a story that follows a father and daughter as they remember the last summer vacation they spent together.
The Netflix adaptation of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” the classic novel about the horrors of World War I, was directed by a German man and is in the German language.
King talks about what terrified him as a child — and what frightens him as an adult. Peele talks about the fears that inspire his filmmaking. Originally broadcast in 1992, 2013 and 2017.
James Gray has made a loving re-creation of a time and place he knows well — but this is no rosy nostalgia trip. This film is a tough-minded movie about race, class, assimilation and white privilege.
#MeToo helped launch a wider examination of society’s treatment of women in everyday life, at the workplace, and in Hollywood. But there remain institutional problems resistant to change.
NPR’s Life Kit host Marielle Segarra is really into the 1998 movie “Practical Magic,” which stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as witch sisters in a small town.
NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with director Rebecka McEndry, who has a PhD in horror, about the best horror movies of the year.
Bass pioneered stop-motion animation with Arthur Rankin Jr. The duo produced and directed 1960s TV classics including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
Charles Addams’ goal was never to create fear, but to defuse it — infusing the horror with a playfulness that appealed even to those who prefer daylight to the witching hour.
Named the best documentary at Sundance and Cannes, All That Breathes explores the mission of two Muslim brothers: saving a raptor cut down by smog and deadly kite strings.
The rape and sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein opened in Los Angeles Monday. Prosecutors described violent encounters between Weinstein and eight key witnesses from 2004 to 2013.
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly’s conversation with country music artists Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile continues. First they talked about their new documentary, now they talk about their friendship.
NPR’s Cheryl Thompson speaks with director Chinonye Chukwu about her new film Till.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Todd Field about his new film “Tar”, which tracks the fictional unraveling of one of the world’s great orchestra conductors, played by Cate Blanchett.
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with country music legend Tanya Tucker and artist Brandi Carlile about their new documentary, “The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile.”
The Tony Award-winning actor starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury died Oct. 11. Originally broadcast in 1980 and 2000.
Colin Farrell plays the sweet-souled Irish farmer in Martin McDonagh’s film. One day, his friend Colm (Brendan Gleeson) abruptly refuses to join him for their usual afternoon pint down at the pub.
Dwayne Johnson certainly looks the part of the DC Universe’s most powerful anti-hero, but he buries his movie-star charisma under a dour ponderousness.
A jury in a civil trial concluded that Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in the 1980s.
NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks with actress Andrea Riseborough about her new movie, “To Leslie.” It’s about a single mother who wins the lottery but quickly loses the money.
Writer and director Martin McDonagh reunited with “In Bruges” stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in his new drama-comedy, “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Dubbed Hollywood’s first Asian American movie star, Wong championed the need for more representation and less stereotypical roles for Asian Americans on screen. She will be featured on new quarters.
NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Shery Bechara and Lilas Mayassi, co-founders of Lebanon’s first all-female thrash metal band, “Slave to Sirens,” and the subjects of a new documentary, “Sirens.”