Our critics’ guide lets you search by genre and where to watch — whether on your couch or in the theater. Here’s what NPR critics are looking forward to after a busy blockbuster summer.
Music supervisors help develop the emotion of a scene using songs. Now they want a union to represent them.
There’s a lot that unites these projects: high-profile stars playing people who fell from grace. Specifically, people who shared the trait of having been being ambitious when it came to money.
The end of the year means it’s time to look back on the best films and TV shows of 2021. The hosts of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast share their favorites.
This past year was a tumultuous one for both the film and TV industries. With that in mind, here’s our critics’ guide to all the movies and television shows they loved this year.
Journalist James Andrew Miller and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talk about how HBO changed television and why the next few years are pivotal for the network’s future.
Before the pandemic, diversity training programs were all the rage at movie and TV studios. Now, how are they faring?
Our critics collected the most anticipated TV shows and movies coming to your screens over the next few months, and with our new tool you can search by release date, genre and where you can watch it.
Grant, who was hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, played roles in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “The Lone Ranger,” “The World’s Fastest Indian” and “Breaking Bad.”
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.
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.
We’ve talked about the ratings and who won what — but did the Oscars telecast work as good TV? Oscars producers made some unusual choices this year. We break down the good, the bad and the ugly.
It all began with the bright light The bright light and the noise The chaos of the senses And the scream of desire Touchin’ and bein’ touched A million lose ends to tie up Tickin’ of the clock And the cradle rock The colors stand still And then they move around Comin’ in and out […]
You ought to be the star on a TV show Then all the world would know Why I love you so You ought to be a queen on a movie screen Starring in every scene Then they’d know what I mean If you were a car you would be a pink Jaguar Racing along with […]
[Verse 1: Spice 1] I’m platinum while I’m gattin, now that finger’s shining It’s nothin to a boss to bust wit cut diamonds I’ma dig it, ya fiend for the verbals, I came to spit it Big boss like a 500 Benz to a honda civic Comin wit it, hit it, as soon as I […]
feat. Meghan Trainor Take it If she gives you her heart Don’t you break it Let your arms be a place She feels safe in She’s the best thing that you’ll ever have She always has trouble Falling asleep And she likes to cuddle While under the sheets She loves Pop songs And dancing, and […]
Malalim na itong gabi. Dapat na tayong magsindi. Refrain: Meron namang kuryente TV nakabakante Wala na ring masabe. Isalang mo na, Pare! Buksan ang bidyoke. Malalim na itong gabi. Dapat nang maghapi-hapi Refrain: Tayo nang magkantahan “My Way” na Walang kamatayan. Ang mic ay pagagawan Isalang mo na, pare! “Buksan ang bidyoke” Malalim na itong […]
Actor Yaphet Kotto has died at age 81. Kotto played a number of movie and TV roles including a Bond villain in Live And Let Die and a police lieutenant in Homicide: Live On The Streets.
[Intro] (Good job, Curtis!) Yeah-yeah-yeah [Pre-Chorus] We spoke, every evening We joked while we're dreaming One day you gon' leave home You won't need me Now you act like you don't even know me at all [Chorus] Girl, you're so conceited Act like you don't see me You know I'm the reason You showed up […]
[Verse 1] I hope you find somebody more toxic And y’all go through way more arguments than we did Y’all go through way more arguments than needed You better give him the same f*cking treatment I know it’s just the intro and this shit get deep, but I’ve got my reasons I put my work […]
Play this song [Verse 1: Adam Levine] It’s beautiful, it’s bittersweet You’re like a broken home to me I take a shot of memories And black out like an empty street I fill my days with the way you walk And fill my nights with broken dreams I make up lies inside my head Like […]
The 78th Golden Globes were held Sunday night, and it was a very different kind of awards ceremony due to the pandemic. Big winners included the TV series The Crown and the film Nomadland.
I’ll always waste my life away Sitting on the couch and watch TV I didn’t have any drugs today Or yesterday Tomorrow’s just another song I got no money, my veins are gone Waiting for the bad news to come my way So I can take my life away I’m just waiting for the bad […]
See the headlines Have you heard the news They’re tryin’ to turn the world upside down We sit and watch it on TV Programmed prophets trying to bring us down Give us a break now We know it can’t all be bad news Let’s get away now Cause when I’m holding on to you We’re […]
Play this song [Hook] Ayy, grip it stay with it like I’m posed to Rose grill, freezer, spreading coastal Baby, fuck with me for your old dude And I be flossing cause I’m new school I be chasing hunnids like it’s Blue’s Clues And she fuck with me but she ran through And I’m rolling […]
[Chorus: Drake] I don’t know if what we have is love, but it’s on my mind We might slide on a nigga inside this club, girl, close your eyes Fifteen brothers, no friends when I pull up, for peace of mind Lights come on, I’ma need you to come find me, don’t be so shy […]
Play this song [Intro: Abra Cadabra] Yeah (AJ made this) No problem, no problem Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah [Verse 1: Abra Cadabra] I take time with my shorty ’cause she dangerous I tell her “keep it calm before you kill the flame in us” We’ve been through it and I’ve always had faith in us […]
Critics agree that Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You is a masterpiece — but it was one of many TV shows with creators and actors of color that were left out of this year’s Golden Globe nominations.
We don’t know anything about love We just know what’s on the TV We don’t know anything about life We just know what we like to see We don’t read books We sometimes look But we always fall asleep We follow trends And lose our friends We don’t know anything about truth We just know […]
Missing things is all I ever do But I wouldn’t be missing them If it weren’t for you Missing things is all I ever do Cause I don’t settle For no substitutes Gonna send you my love Straight From the root I spend all my time just Missing you All my time just Missing you […]