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Jonas Mekas, Underground Filmmaker Who Cast A Long Shadow, Dies At 96
The Lithuanian-born director, poet, archivist and critic, who died Wednesday, not only made dozens of experimental films — he helped carve a place for countless other filmmakers to do the same.
'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead The Pack In Oscar Nominations
A look at the most popular group of Oscar contenders in a decade, as well as some surprising omissions.
'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead Oscar Nominations
Linda Holmes takes a look at the list of this year's nominees, which includes some heartening nods and surprising snubs.
Oscar Nominations Are Announced Tuesday In Beverly Hills
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still has not announced a host for next month's Oscars ceremony. The nomination front-runners include: A Star is Born, Green Book and Roma.
Carl Reiner, Who Turns 97 Soon, Is Still Working On Projects
A comedian, writer, actor, director and producer, Carl Reiner was part of the golden days of television. But these days, he's producing a lot of books.
'Who Will Write Our History' Gives New Insight Into Warsaw Ghetto
An unearthed archive of eyewitness accounts from the Warsaw ghetto forms the basis of a new Holocaust documentary Who Will Write Our History? NPR's Melissa Block interviews filmmaker Roberta Grossman.
On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy
The 1976 movie Network struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway.
Movie Review: Can M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Make Its Trilogy Connection Clear?
M. Night Shyamalan's new movie Glass is the third part of a trilogy that nobody knew was a trilogy until a few months ago.
M. Night Shyamalan's Superhero Thriller 'Glass' Overflows With Preposterousness
Shyamalan's latest film stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy in an eccentric, perilously self-indulgent sequel that braids together two previous movies: Unbreakable and Split.
'All These Small Moments': Twee Grows, In Brooklyn
The debut feature from Melissa B. Miller strains to endear itself to viewers — and some performances succeed. But the characters lack personality and the drama any conflict.
Fighting 'Fyre' With 'Fyre Fraud': Two Documentaries About The Same Disaster
Netflix and Hulu both have documentaries about the fiasco of Fyre Festival available this week. Both are serviceable, but there are some differences, and some ethical questions about both.
'The Heiresses': After A Reversal of Fortune, A Woman Rediscovers Herself
Paraguay's Oscar submission to this year's best foreign film category is a tender, quietly magical gem about a middle-aged aristocrat forced to start over.
'Who Will Write Our History': Documenting Those Who Documented The Warsaw Ghetto
In this stirring documentary, the secret archive maintained by members of the Warsaw Ghetto comes to vivid life through historical footage and reenactments.
'Glass' Is Leaden
The final film in a stealth trilogy that began with Unbreakable, Glass is heavy on portentous explanations of comic book tropes that require no explanation. It's also just plain heavy. And slooow.
John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'
"The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant," Reilly says of the iconic slapstick duo. He plays Oliver Hardy in the new film Stan & Ollie.