Beatty, who died June 13, made his film debut in Deliverance and then went on to appear in scores of movies, including Network, All the President’s Men and Superman. Originally broadcast in 1987.
Two sea creatures go undercover as boys in an Italian Riviera town in the charming Pixar film Luca. In the German drama Undine, a water sprite must take the life of human lovers who betray her.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with The Root producer Felice León about colorism and the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx representation in the film In the Heights.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with director Chana Gazit and dancer Peter Anastos about the new film Ballerina Boys, which details the history of an all-male ballerina troupe founded in the ’70s.
Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.
Banes was struck by a scooter or motorcycle June 4 while crossing a street to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.
In a Twitter message, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry.”
The screen adaptation of In the Heights opened to less-than-expected box office results. Those numbers may indicate what audiences are looking for as theaters reopen this summer.
Ned Beatty, a veteran character actor who worked in film, television and theater, has died at age 83. He was best known for his memorable performances in Deliverance, Network and Superman.
Ramos says Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical In the Heights filled him with hope. Now he’s starring — and singing and dancing and rapping — in the film adaptation.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with director Jon M. Chu about his new movie musical, In The Heights. It was adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical.
The Oscar-nominated actor is launching an initiative on Muslim representation in movies, after a new study showed less than 10% of the top films between 2017 and 2019 depicted Muslims on screen.
A new Netflix movie called Skater Girl chronicles the journey of an Indian teenage girl who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. It’s also the story of Asha Gond.
NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and screenwriter Quiara Alegria Hudes about their new film In the Heights, based off the Tony-award winning musical Miranda created and starred in.
Williams, who died June 4, acted on Broadway before moving on to TV and film roles, including The Mod Squad, Purple Rain, Half Baked and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.
In the Heights is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-Hamilton Broadway musical directed by Jon Chu for the big screen. The story celebrates not a founding father, but a New York neighborhood.
Set during a record-breaking New York City heat wave, this vibrant screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage musical pulses with musical numbers that blend of hip-hop, Latin pop and salsa.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical is an ode to the neighborhood near where he grew up. Now a movie musical, the film’s director, cinematographer and choreographer discuss the new adaptation.
Actor Clarence Williams III has died. He was best known for playing Linc Hayes on The Mod Squad and Prince’s father in Purple Rain.
Moreno moved to New York from Puerto Rico as a child. She says her West Side Story role is “the only part I ever remember where I represented Hispanics in a dignified and positive way.”
Williams rose to fame as one of three leads in the trailblazing TV series ‘The Mod Squad’, but more high-profile roles were not quick to follow. Still, Williams built a wide-ranging career.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Nicole Riegel, writer and director of Holler, inspired by her own story growing up in Appalachia.
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with actress Toni Collette, star of the new film Dream Horse, based on the true story of the unlikely race horse Dream Alliance.
John Krasinski’s follow-up to his 2018 thriller about aliens who hunt by sound showcases humanity at its best and worst — and feels particularly relevant as we slowly emerge from the pandemic.
Film studios have lots of enticements to get people back in theaters, now that they’re back in business. We look at the art house treasures and would-be blockbusters Hollywood has in store.
Memorial Day is to remember those who have died in military service. NPR’s Scott Simon picked three films he found particularly resonant for this weekend.
Monday is the 100th anniversary of one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history. A spate of books and documentaries are marking the moment; we round up three to watch this weekend.
Gavin MacLeod, the veteran supporting actor who rose to fame on The Mary Tyler Moore Show before going on to even more success on The Love Boat, has died at age 90.
A Quiet Place Part II, among the first films delayed due to the pandemic back in March of 2020, has finally opened. Was it worth the wait?