Dilip Kumar was one of the most iconic leading men of what is considered the ‘golden age’ of Indian cinema in the 1950s and 60s. On Wednesday, Kumar passed away in Mumbai at 98.
Hollywood had had fingers crossed for months about what might finally happen this weekend. Marvel has aimed to prove that the theater experience is back with Black Widow.
In an exclusive interview with NPR, the IAC chairman laments the state of the movie industry, saying the rise in streaming has upended both the business model and the quality of films being made.
Kumar is hailed as the “Tragedy King” and one of Hindi cinema’s greatest actors. He also was known as Bollywood’s only Method actor for his expressive performances identifying a character’s emotions.
Walt Disney’s close friend Ub Iwerks brought Mickey Mouse to life. Fifty years after his death, Iwerks’ legacy is coming into focus.
Thanks to falling COVID-19 infection rates and rising vaccinations, the Cannes Film Festival has returned with couture glamour and cinematic ambition.
After the cancelation of the festival in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Cannes Film Festival returns to the French Riviera with an expanded program and a historic jury led by American filmmaker Spike Lee.
Donner directed 1978’s Superman — which is in the National Film Registry — as well as The Goonies and the Lethal Weapon franchise. He was 91.
The movie Zola opens this weekend. It was inspired by an epic, viral Twitter thread from 2015.
Each week in July, Weekend Edition is talking to student filmmakers about their projects. We found exceptional short films from filmmakers across the country.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Max Walker-Silverman about Chuj Boys of Summer, his student film about an indigenous Guatemalan migrant who finds a new home in a small Rocky Mountain town.
In our weekly roundup of shows, movies, books and music that brought us joy, Pop Culture Happy Hour recommends: Sex/Life, the Jean Smart renaissance and Arooj Aftab’s album Vulture Prince.
Born in Flames was made by pioneering underground filmmaker Lizzie Borden. She vanished from screens for decades, and now her work is being rediscovered.
Benicio Del Toro and Don Cheadle play low-level gangsters who get sucked into a into a major corporate conspiracy in Steven Soderbergh’s engrossing new film.
The film ‘Shaft’ was released 50 years ago this week and heralded what came to be known as Blaxploitation cinema. The genre has a chequered legacy of the genre and inspired Oscar-winning music.
Summer of Soul is a new documentary telling the story of a series of six concerts that took place in Harlem in 1969 — and is also Amir “Questlove” Thompson’s first gig as a film director.
The Harlem Cultural Festival was filled with stars from soul, R&B, blues and jazz and drew more than 300,000 people. Questlove directs this breathtaking chronicle of Black culture in a pivotal moment.
The actor agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit led by two of his former students, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, at his now-shuttered Studio 4 school.
In 2015, a dancer calling herself Zola tweeted a story of a road trip gone wrong. The story went mega-viral. Now, director Janicza Bravo and co-writer Jeremy O. Harris have turned it into a movie.
The film Zola is based on a 148-tweet thread from 2015 — involving a 48-hour wild journey of partying, stripping and gangsters. Riley Keough is one of the stars of Zola.
What began as an explosive social media thread about two women’s Florida road trip gone wrong, becomes a provocative and stylish comedy of errors on-screen.
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with director Andrea Nix Fine and soccer player Jessica McDonald about their new documentary “LFG,” which follows the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team struggle for equal pay rights.
F9, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise set a pandemic era record this weekend. Does that mean audiences are ready to come back to theaters?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released in theaters on June 30, 1971. To celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary, NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with some of the actors who were in the film.
NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with actor and comedian Iliza Shlesinger about her new movie, Good on Paper, airing on Netflix about the ultimate dating horror story.
Iván and Gerardo can’t be gay in Mexico, and can’t be undocumented in the U.S. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing tells this real-life story with documentary footage and a swooning fictionalized drama.
Hulu’s horror-thriller about a woman (Ilana Glazer) who begins to suspect there’s something sinister about her pregnancy grasps at many ideas without developing them.
F9, the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise is also the film that’s supposed to restart the Hollywood blockbuster.
Critic Linda Holmes argues that as mindless as The Fast & The Furious may seem, it’s also brilliant for surviving and thriving in Hollywood for 20 years.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to film critics Wesley Morris and Mark Harris about the movies that have shaped how Americans think of democracy for our series “We Hold These Truths.”