A teary Will Smith gave his first major interview since he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars to Trevor Noah of the Daily Show. Smith described how he lost it over Rock’s joke about his wife’s hair.
NPR’s A Martinez speaks with Filipina actor Dolly De Leon about her role in the widely acclaimed movie: Triangle of Sadness.
Controversy has erupted at one of India’s top film festivals over the screening of a movie with Hindu nationalist themes. Were the jury head’s comments an artistic critique or political commentary?
In his first big interview since March, the blockbuster actor said he “just lost it” over Rock’s joke about his wife’s hair. “That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time,” he said.
James Gray’s new film was inspired by his childhood in Queens in the 1980s. Though his grandparents had fled antisemitism in Ukraine, his family didn’t recognize their own biases against Black people.
Scott Simon talks to Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski about his new film “EO”, the story of a donkey once it leaves the circus.
Four decades after the New York City Rap Tour made history in Europe, Hip-Hop’s influence is everywhere – in art, fashion and even the 2024 Olympics.
The 1985 Don DeLillo novel “White Noise” has been adapted for the big screen by director Noah Baumbach (and later, the small screen; it’s coming to Netflix in late December).
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 Mary Louise Kelly talks with country music artists Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile about their documentary, “The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile.”
Avatar returns, Will Smith stars in a Civil War epic and Bill Nighy is Living. Also, a compelling novel adaptation and three hours of Jazz-era decadence. Find out what else the studios have in store.
Brooks wrote countless edgy jokes over the years, but he doesn’t regret any of them. He calls comedy his “delicious refuge” from the world. His memoir is All About Me! Originally broadcast in 2021.
While the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid casts Black actors in a preexisting white narrative, Nanny illustrates that Black people have their own folklore; Black mermaids already exist.
Jerzy Skolimowski’s thrillingly imaginative new film, EO, follows a former circus donkey on a journey across modern Europe. It’s a strange, haunting epic that couldn’t feel more of our moment.
The debates over on-screen representation and filmmaking’s blind spots predate digital outrage. The new podcast Screening Ourselves digs into three Hollywood classics, The Godfather, The Color Purple and Basic Instinct, and how they each portrayed, and ignited, historically misrepresented groups.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Janelle Monáe about her role in the new film, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe talks with director J.D. Dillard about his new movie “Devotion.” It’s about the trust built between a Black pilot and his wingman as they fight in the Korean War.
Playwright Tony Kushner has worked with Steven Spielberg on four movies. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Kushner about the latest collaboration, “The Fabelmans,” which explores Spielberg’s childhood.
Veteran movie critic Elvis Mitchell is now working behind the camera. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Mitchell about his debut film, “Is that Black Enough for You?!?”, a documentary about Black cinema.
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: Dawnlands: A Novel, Addams Family Values, Wind of Change and Turnstile.
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with actress Zoe Kazan about her latest role in the movie “She Said,” where she plays a New York Times journalist who helped uncover the crimes of Harvey Weinstein.
An engrossing new film focuses on New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, whose reporting uncovered the crimes of Harvey Weinstein — and the vast network of people who enabled him.
Stuart Cinema & Cafe, New York’s first Black Latina-owned movie theater, reinvented itself through the pandemic in order to survive. Now, it’s ready to expand.
Anime films have been a big hit at the domestic box office — a sign there is room in the movie market for more than just sequels and superheroes.
Film director Luca Guadagnino reunites with “Call Me By Your Name” star Timothée Chalamet for “Bones and All,” a dark, romance/drama based on author Camille DeAngelis’ young adult novel.
The movie Joyland, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan’s entry for next year’s Academy Awards and caused controversy in Muslim-majority nation.
Disney+ says its new pricing plan goes into effect Dec. 8, and users will have to pay $3 per month more to preserve ad-free streaming services.
Director Steven Spielberg’s new movie, “The Fabelmans,” is a fictionalized version of his life story, growing up a budding filmmaker in the 1960s in Arizona.
Michael Imperioli is back in the spotlight. This time around, he’s being propelled by a leading role in another HBO show and a fresh wave of cultural relevance for The Sopranos.
The NPR special series “Screening Ourselves” focuses on representation in three Hollywood films that are now considered classics: The Godfather, Basic Instinct, and The Color Purple.