For his latest documentary, Wim Wenders conducted a series of intimate interviews with Pope Francis. He tells NPR's Don Gonyea how he tried to capture the Pontiff's beliefs in his own words.
China has more movie screens than the U.S. and is expected to exceed all of North America in box-office revenues and audiences by 2020. Its influence was evident at the Cannes Film Festival.
Paul Schrader's new film, First Reformed, stars Ethan Hawke as a priest in spiritual crisis. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Schrader about his own spiritual education.
Saoirse Ronan stars in the new film On Chesil Beach, based on the story by Ian McEwan. Ronan and McEwan talk with NPR's Scott Simon, and joke about who plays the lead character best: Ronan or McEwan.
NPR critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool 2 marks the return of the adventures of Marvel's trash-talking-est R-rated superhero. But this time, there's a bit more humor.
John Cameron Mitchell's "sweet, slight comic fantasy" explores what happens when a young man (Alex Sharp) in 1977 London meet-cutes a young woman (Elle Fanning) who's from ... out of town.
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When the film puts its four leads together, it sparkles. When they're apart, it's simply "a pleasant, low-stakes affair, as numbing as a two-glass buzz."
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Director Paul Schrader's film tackles war and climate change with a fierce moral anger. Critic Justin Chang says Schrader makes no attempt to conceal the fact that he's written a polemic.
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Movie reviewer Kenneth Turan talks with NPR's David Greene about the newest movie in the Star Wars franchise and other noteworthy films coming out of this year's Cannes festival.
Like every film emanating from "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away," Solo: A Star Wars Story has been kept tightly under wraps before its release. But the wraps are now coming off before audiences learn the story of a young Han Solo before he became a Star Warrior.
The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy's lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: A Star Wars Story beats those odds.
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Ryan Reynolds once again assays the role of a deadly mercenary who makes many references to various pop culture properties while disemboweling folk a lot. No fourth wall is safe.
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Reporter Dave Itzkoff's new biography examines the life and death of the comedian. After Williams took his life in 2014, an autopsy revealed he had Lewy body dementia, which causes memory problems.
As ever, the Summer Movie Season is dominated by sequels and special effects. But if you're prepared to look for them, you'll find some smaller, quirkier films flying beneath the radar.
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A new documentary called Filmworker explores the life of Leon Vitali. Vitali tells NPR's Lakshmi Singh about the privilege and cost of being the right-hand man to legendary director Stanley Kubrick.
Women gathered on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to bring attention to gender inequality in the film industry. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with one of the demonstrators Melissa Silverstein.
Moreno is being honored by the Ellis Honor Society for her work with immigrant communities. She talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her career, her advocacy, and progress in the Latino community.
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NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the glamour of this year's red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival masks the struggles of two directors who have been prevented by their home countries from attending.
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Jessie Buckley stars in the new psychological thriller, Beast, set on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with Buckley about her role.
Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, Tully stars Charlize Theron in an often brutal look at the emotional and physical tolls of parenthood.
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