Scott Simon speaks with Dori Bell, of Houston, Tex., about the 1978 movie, “Grease,” which she just watched for the first time.
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Downton Abbey executive producer Julian Fellowes about the latest chapter in the Crawley family’s story, Downton Abbey: A New Era.
Tilda Swinton plays a botanist who is haunted by a mysterious sound in an intriguing new film. Reviewer Justin Chang says Memoria’s climax will leave your jaw on the floor.
Ward died on Sunday at age 79.
In a substantive edit to Netflix’s public-facing statement on work culture, the company states that employees might have to work on titles they “perceive to be harmful.”
Ninja Thyberg’s film about an aspiring porn star challenges conventional wisdom around sex work and women’s agency.
Rust Movie Productions is challenging the basis of a $137,000 fine against the company by state regulators who say managers on the set failed to follow standard industry protocols for firearms safety.
Film Prize Junior, the South’s largest student film festival, has awarded two grand prize honors to two middle and high school students in New Mexico.
Ayesha Rascoe speaks with writer and director Mei Makino about her new coming-of-age film called ‘In Between Girl.’
A new documentary tells the story of “The Jane Collective,” a group that helped women with nowhere else to turn for a safe abortion, in the days before Roe v. Wade.
Scott Simon speaks with Keith Maitland, director of the documentary “Dear Mr. Brody,” about a young millionaire who pledged to give his fortune away in 1970.
A college student in 1960s France encounters difficulties in seeking an abortion that feel very of-this-moment in Audrey Diwan’s timely drama Happening.
A 23-year-old literature student discovers she’s pregnant after a fling. This movie, based on Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel, traces her desperate attempt to get an abortion in 1963 France.
The latest MCU film is at its best when director Sam Raimi leans into its horror elements, and at its weakest when it coasts on cameos and callbacks from a now-diffuse network of Marvel properties.
After unleashing all kinds of trouble in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel’s Doctor Strange will try to clean up the mess in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
23-year-old Isaiah Lee has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The Swedish actor describes himself as “quite a mellow guy.” Playing a Viking warrior in the film The Northman gave Skarsgård a chance to tap into his animalistic nature.
Some of you may have forgotten (and some might not even know) that the network created three radio dramas based on George Lucas’ original three movies.
On this May the 4th, now known as Star Wars Day, we listen back to an original NPR review of the now beloved classic. In 1977, Tom Shales reviewed the new film Star Wars for NPR.
Movie theater owners from across the country gathered in Las Vegas to strategize about how they can get audiences back in front of their big screens. (Story first aired on ATC on April 30, 2022.)
Multiple movie sequels are coming out this year. NPR’s A Martinez talks to TV and film critic Matt Zoller Seitz about what makes a good movie sequel.
Video producers have inserted Adam West, star of the 1960s Batman TV series, into the trailer for the new movie, The Batman.
In his first comments about the halt of his latest film, the actor described the incident as a difference of opinion. “I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” he said.
Movie theater owners from around the country gathered in Las Vegas this week to strategize about how they can get audiences back in front of their big screens.
In the new movie, “The Duke,” Jim Broadbent plays an elderly taxi driver who stole a famous portrait by Francisco Goya in 1961. Scott Simon speaks with Broadbent about the role and his career.
It’s been 50 years since the famed director released the movie Pink Flamingos. And as much as the world’s changed since then, his first-ever novel shows that his propensity for bad taste …hasn’t.
Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: Bob Odenkirk’s memoir, the guy collecting every Gap store playlist ever made and more.
Yesterday, Netflix laid off some of its staff, many of them recently hired women of color. They were working on its new fan-focused website.
NPR’s Rob Schmitz talks with Hanna Bergholm, the director of the new horror movie ‘Hatching,’ in which a girl finds a mysterious egg in the woods and nurtures it until it hatches.
For decades, a version of the dress Judy Garland wore in the movie was assumed lost at Catholic University of America, where it had been given to someone in the drama department in the early 1970s.