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'Savior Of Film,' Henri Langlois, Began Extensive Cinema Archive In His Bathtub
One of the most important figures in the history of filmmaking never made a film. Langlois created the Cinémathèque Française, where he preserved and exhibited movies from many countries and eras.
New Biopic 'Blaze' Explores Life Of Texas Outlaw Songwriter
One of the unsung heroes of the Texas Outlaw music movement was songwriter Blaze Foley. A new biopic directed by Ethan Hawke explores Foley's life and music.
Widening The Lens: Integrating The Toronto International Film Festival
The reckoning that is reshaping Hollywood is finally making its way to the critic's perch.
Toronto Film Award Expected To Put 'Green Book' On Oscar Shortlists
The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, offering some early hints about Hollywood's awards season. The festival's top prize went to Peter Farrelly's Green Book.
With Wallpaper, 'Whiskey' And Women, Reese Witherspoon Celebrates The South
The actress' book title, Whiskey in a Teacup, comes from a phrase her grandmother used to describe Southern women: Like whiskey in a teacup, they're beautiful on the outside and fierce on the inside.
A Peaceful Post-Apocalyptic Story In 'I Think We're Alone Now'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses the apocalypse film I Think We're Alone Now with director Reed Morano and star Peter Dinklage.
A Child's Best Interest Is The Subject Of Complex Debate In 'The Children Act'
A new — and nuanced — legal drama features Emma Thompson as a family court judge trying to determine whether a minor can be forced to undergo a blood transfusion against his will.
Bradley Cooper On The Personal Story Behind 'A Star Is Born'
In his directorial debut, the actor plays an aging musician who falls for and mentors an up-and-coming talent — played by Lady Gaga — even as his own troubles surface.
'Hale County This Morning, This Evening' Is A Fascinating And Frustrating Collage
First-time filmmaker RaMell Ross' camera captures fleeting moments in the lives of two black young men in rural Alabama, and refuses to supply us with context. We grow to care about them anyway.
After A Promising Start, 'The Predator' Loses The Scent
Director/co-writer Shane Black's attempt to infuse snappy dialogue and dark humor into the alien-hunter franchise works until it, suddenly, doesn't. Blame a mess of a script and cheap-looking effects.
'Lizzie': A Film With An Ax To Grind, Slowly And Deliberately
Lizzie begins with the infamous double-homicide, and tells the story of the events leading up to it — a tale of repression, rage and desire — in an unhurried manner abetted by assured performances.
In The Wan, Airless 'The Children Act,' A Judge Shows Poor Judgment
Emma Thompson stars as a British High Court judge who becomes embroiled in the life of a teenager brought before her, for reasons about which "it's hard to tell and harder to care."
Highlights From The Toronto International Film Fest
NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes just got back from the Toronto International Film Festival. They talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about their favorites.
'The First' Is A Human Mission To Mars, With A Focus On The Humans
Hulu's new series features Sean Penn as a veteran astronaut facing the personal sacrifice of deep space travel. Critic David Bianculli says the characters are explored just as deeply as outer space.
#MeToo Reckoning Is Reshaping How Sex Scenes Are Negotiated And Filmed In Hollywood
The #MeToo movement has forced Hollywood to rethink how it deals with sex scenes. Actors are searching for better protections and more control before and after a scene is shot.