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Steven Yeun Won't Say Whether Or Not His 'Burning' Character Is A Psychopath
The Walking Dead actor plays a South Korean playboy who may or may not be murdering his girlfriends in Burning. "To this day, I'm the only one who knows who Ben really is," Yeun says of the character.
Netflix Documentary Revisits Decades-Old Mystery Between Filmmaker and Mentor
Sandi Tan was 19 when she wrote and starred in a film directed by her 40-year-old mentor. Then her mentor disappeared with the film footage. Twenty years later, Tan chronicles the mystery in Shirkers.
Aretha Franklin Touches The Infinite In The Long-Delayed Film 'Amazing Grace'
It's been worth the long, long wait: Amazing Grace, made in January 1972, is an extraordinary document that depicts an artist at her technical, creative and spiritual heights.
'Sex, Lies And Stardom': Exploitation In Howard Hughes' Hollywood
Karina Longworth's new book, Seduction, tells the story of 10 women who had sexual relationships with Hughes. "These things have always happened and they were never talked about publicly," she says.
'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content
Filmmakers Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck discuss how their documentary tells the sobering story of the trauma and challenges faced by those who sift through social content.
A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee
Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.
'A Private War' Celebrates The Courage Of Journalist Marie Colvin
A new film features the story of journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed while reporting in Syria. Starring Rosamund Pike, A Private War, shows what drove and haunted the journalist.
'Boy Erased': The True Story Behind The Film
Garrard Conley's memoir of growing up as the gay son of a conservative Baptist preacher has been made into a movie. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin.
'It's Lovely Being Mean': Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Into Character As The Grinch
Cumberbatch voices the classic Christmas villain in a new movie, out this week. It's a new take on the Grinch, portraying him as an orphaned outcast, traumatized by overflowing holiday emotion.
Actor Lucas Hedges Talks Lead Role In 'Boy Erased'
Lucas Hedges plays the lead in the film Boy, Erased, which is based on the life story of Garrard Conley. Hedges speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the role.
Life's Cruelty Is A Constant In The Coen Brothers' Mixed Bag Western 'Ballad'
Joel and Ethan Coen's new film is a feature-length collection of six stories set in the Old West. Justin Chang says the tall tales featured in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs are an odd, melancholy lot.
Jeff Goldblum The Jazz Artist? Life, Uh, Finds A Way
At his weekly gigs in L.A. — and now on a new live album — you'll find the actor playing keys one moment, holding court with attendees the next and just generally being ... well, Jeff Goldblum.
'Postcards From London': Rent Boys Will Be Rent Boys In A Stylized, Neon-Lit Soho
Writer/director Steve McLean's "lovely piece of whimsy" about a gay sex worker in 1970s London examines "the mixed blessings of sex, art, beauty and authenticity."
'The Front Runner' Stumbles Into Familiar Territory
The film follows Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) through his three-week presidential bid that fell victim to monkey business, but what director Jason Reitman brings to it is familiar — even quaint.
'The Girl In The Spider's Web' Struggles To Break Free Of Techno-Thriller Cliches
Claire Foy takes over the role of Swedish super-hacker Lisbeth Salander in a reboot that reheats stale ideas from many previous spy/hacker movies.