Director Cristian Mungiu on the set of his new film, Beyond the Hills. As in his earlier 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, the filmmaker focuses on two young women adrift in the post-Soviet wilderness of Romania. Sundance Selects hide caption

toggle caption
Sundance Selects

Cristian Mungiu: Metaphor Or Not, 'Hills' Has Eyes For Romania's Past

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/174425813/175861409" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The 'Trailer Trash' That's Sent Us To The Cinema

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175765567/175765556" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jean (Vincent Rottiers) assists his ailing father, the artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), in his studio on the French Riviera. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

toggle caption
Samuel Goldwyn Films

A Film So Sumptuous, 'Renoir' Himself Might Have Helped Out

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175713915/175722975" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In director Danny Boyle's upcoming film Trance, James McAvoy plays Simon, an art auctioneer whose gambling problem pushes him into an awkward relationship with a group of criminals. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Why Actor James McAvoy Almost Turned Down 'Trance'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175709286/175798846" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The bewildered Dolph (Jack Plotnick) is just as baffled about the bizarro plot of Wrong as most of the audience will be. He's searching for his missing dog — or something like that. Drafthouse Films hide caption

toggle caption
Drafthouse Films

Rodney Ascher, director of the experimental documentary Room 237, leads an exploration of differing interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining. IFC Midnight hide caption

toggle caption
IFC Midnight

Hunting For Secrets In 'The Shining's' Room 237

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175368561/175601219" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Robot & Frank, a robot cares for an aging ex-burglar who has dementia. Frank Langella, who plays the burglar, says his character "becomes fond of the robot only because it is a tool for his wicked, wicked ways." Samuel Goldwyn Films and Stage 6 Films hide caption

toggle caption
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Stage 6 Films

Frank Langella: A Career 'Like A Chekhov Play'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175580117/175580317" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A budding romance between Jean Renoir (Vincent Rottiers) and the model Andree (Christa Theret) both informs and distracts from the movie's larger narrative. Samuel Goldwyn Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Samuel Goldwyn Pictures

The glamorously evil Encarna (Maribel Verdu) is the film's cruel stepmother, keeping an iron grip on authority at her weak husband's Spanish estate. Cohen Media Group hide caption

toggle caption
Cohen Media Group

In the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck, David (Patrick Huard) learns that he's fathered more than 500 children through his anonymous donations to a sperm bank. Jan Thijs/Entertainment One hide caption

toggle caption
Jan Thijs/Entertainment One

Documentarian Rodney Ascher remains skeptical about the Shining theories he entertains in Room 237. Still, he gives his nine Stanley Kubrick enthusiasts ample room to explore their ideas — however outlandish. IFC Films hide caption

toggle caption
IFC Films

Angsty stunt performer Luke (Ryan Gosling) quits the circus and becomes a busybody father after a former girlfriend reveals she's had his child. Focus Features hide caption

toggle caption
Focus Features

Shaz (Toni Collette), a hotheaded stranger new to the Australian town of Dolphin Heads, becomes the unlikely answer to a local politician's problems when she steps in to nanny his children. Dada Films hide caption

toggle caption
Dada Films

Duke (Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) are live-action G.I. Joes in the big-screen franchise's latest thoroughly disposable installment. Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures