The debt John McPhail's tuneful horror comedy owes to Shaun of the Dead proves too deep to clamber out of, but the songs are fun and Ella Hunt's feisty lead performance is charming.
Tom Schilling plays a German painter clearly modeled on Gerhard Richter in this melodrama about the lingering costs of war and the ways they inform both art and artist.
In this haunting, lyrical Italian film, the true story of a horrific mob-related kidnapping is couched within "a love story [that unfolds] in a fairy tale more Grimm than Disney."
The Extra U Is For Unctuous: Yorgos Lanthimos' latest is a gleefully nasty piece of work about a queen (the spectacular Olivia Colman) and two women (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) vying for her favor.
André Leon Talley is a fixture in the fashion world. A former Vogue fashion editor and former judge on America's Next Top Model, The Gospel According to André looks at his life, work and influence.
Movie fans watching foreign films fall into two groups: those who want to hear the dialogue dubbed into their own language, and those who prefer subtitles. Spaniards seem firmly in that first group.
David Greene talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for the LA Times, about the Coen brother's western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and At Eternity's Gate — a film about Vincent van Gogh's final years.
Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci died Monday at the age of 77. Rachel Martin talks to film critic Carrie Rickey about one of the more controversial parts of Bertolucci's legacy.
The late Italian Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci found international renown with such films as Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor.
The filmmaker died of cancer at his home in Rome Monday. Bertolucci's films, which include The Conformist and The Last Emperor, enthralled and shocked the world.
The filmmaker died of cancer at his home in Rome. Bertolucci's films — including The Conformist and The Last Emperor — enthralled and shocked the world.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the songwriting producers behind "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack. They're here to share reimagined versions of those songs with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer.
NPR guest host Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with director Pernille Fischer Christensen about her movie "Becoming Astrid," which looks at Astrid Lindgren, author of the Pippi Longstocking children's books.
Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos finds both pathos and dark comedy in the machinations surrounding England's Queen Anne in his period dramedy The Favourite.
In the film Green Book, a black pianist on a 1962 concert tour in the Deep South hires a tough-talking bouncer from the Bronx. Rachel Martin talks to Mahershala Ali, who plays pianist Don Shirley.
With its new documentary Burn the Stage, K-pop boy band BTS broke the event cinema record previously held by One Direction. Variety senior film writer Matt Donnelly explains what all this means.
A look ahead at possible awards contenders and potential blockbusters that Hollywood is wrapping up for your holiday enjoyment.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with actor Michael B. Jordan as he bookends his year in movies with a return as boxer Adonis Johnson in the sequel Creed II.
The official entry for Best Foreign Language film from Mexico is Roma, director Alfonso Cuarón's black-and-white reimagining of his middle class childhood home in Mexico City.
Peter Farrelly's tale of a black musician chauffeured through the Deep South of the 1960s by a white driver is "a well-meaning but glib and shallow ode to interracial healing."
The sequel to 2015's winning overhaul of the venerable Rocky franchise is "is a more listless and ordinary film than Creed by any measure, but still a rewarding one."
Malek sang at the top of his lungs while playing Queen's iconic lead singer in the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Still, he says, "No one can sing like Freddie Mercury."
The sequel to Wreck-it Ralph is awash with jokes about cross-promotion, brand extension, comments sections and Disney cliches; it feels like the way we live now — with more heart.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were the first to free climb to the top of the southeastern face of Yosemite's El Capitan. "It's as sheer and as vertical as the side of a skyscraper," Jorgeson says.
Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz vie for the favor an ailing Queen Anne in a new comedy-drama set in the 18th century. Justin Chang says it's director Yorgos Lanthimos' most "emotionally resonant work."
Rachel Martin talks to Pro-Publica's A.C. Thompson about his latest documentary: Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, which airs on PBS' Frontline Tuesday night.
The Coen brothers pay homage to old Westerns with their new film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The movie is a collection of six stories that often subvert the expectations of the genre.
The only black woman to have won an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar for acting stars as a grieving wife turned professional criminal in a new heist thriller. "I approached her like a real woman," she says.
Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a bestselling guide to screenwriting.
Too few movies have made black girls their main characters. The release of Nijla Mu'min's Jinn caused critic Monica Castillo to reflect on some of the traits these films share, and how they differ.