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Jay Chandrasekhar Of 'Super Troopers' On His Memoir 'Mustache Shenanigans'
Jay Chandrasekhar of Super Troopers fame talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new memoir about how he made it in Hollywood. The book is called Mustache Shenanigans.
New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures
Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.
'After The Storm' Continues In Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Tradition
After the Storm is the latest from internationally revered Japanese writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Like his last several films, it deals with a family going through death and divorce.
A Middle-Aged Misanthrope Reconnects With His Long Lost Daughter In 'Wilson'
Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.
'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest
This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.
Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?
Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."
Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?
Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.
'I, Olga' Charts One Woman's Path From Alienation To Brutal, Senseless Violence
The film about a young woman who ran her truck onto a Prague sidewalk in 1973, killing eight pedestrians, is tough to sit through, and recent events lend it a chilling sense of relevance.
'Life' Doesn't Quite Find A Way
In space, no one can hear you yawn: Technically impressive but dramatically airless, this monster flick set on the International Space Station is powered by "space-movie cliches old and new."
In The Agreeably Schlocky 'Power Rangers,' 'Transformers' Meets 'The Breakfast Club'
"Go, Go Power Rangers!" - but should you? The film's playful, earnest tone and "gung-ho chintziness" slowly won critic Scott Tobias over.
A Curmudgeonly Know-It-All Meets The Daughter He Doesn't: 'Wilson'
Director Craig Johnson's film, based on the Daniel Clowes graphic novel, wants us to invest in a misanthrope's grumbling attempts to reconnect to humanity. Yet its uneven tone keeps us at a distance.
'I Called Him Morgan' Is A Tale Of Marriage, Murder And Jazz, Told From Two Sides
The brilliant trumpeter Lee Morgan, whose shocking and untimely death at the age of 33 is at the center of I Called Him Morgan, doesn't star in this documentary so much as haunt it.
IMDb Adopts F-Rating Of Women's Contributions To Movies
The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.
20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death
In the 1990s, Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla Perez made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie Selena debuted two years after her murder.
Time Loops Back On Itself (Even Without Heroin) In 'T2 Trainspotting'
20 years ago, a low-budget film with a great soundtrack became a huge hit. Now, director Danny Boyle is getting the old (much older, in fact) Trainspotting gang back together for a sequel.