January 23, 2013 NPR's Renee Montagne talks to actor, comedian, director, writer and all-around funny guy Mel Brooks, the man behind such cracked classics as Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs. He has a new DVD set out that covers his career from the 1950s to today.
January 22, 2013 The third feature by director Moussa Toure, the danger-at-sea drama distinguishes itself with richly authentic detail and a deep understanding of West African culture.
January 22, 2013 KUERRobert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival draws thousands of filmgoers and millions of dollars to snowy Park City, Utah. But a state subsidy contributing to the event is drawing controversy from some conservatives, who say films screened at the festival don't reflect the values of the state.
January 17, 2013 Baltimore's criminal underworld is the backdrop for a coming-of-age drama about an 11-year-old and the uncle he idolizes. Critic Joel Arnold says solid performances in the central roles shore up a plot that sometimes strains credulity.
January 17, 2013 Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action-hero character for the spaghetti-Western splatterfest The Last Stand. He's having a reasonably good time in a scattershot shoot-'em-up that stumbles too often on its way to an ending.
January 17, 2013 First-time director Andres Muschietti's Mama follows familiar fright-film guidelines, but the dedication of its lead actress and its somber, chilly tone make for a committed trip to the archetypical cabin in the woods.
January 17, 2013 Director Bruno Dumont is an odd fit in the modern cinematic landscape, but that doesn't take away from the singular beauty of his new film.
January 17, 2013 The neo-noir Broken City may be coolly stylish, but its too-neat resolution makes you wonder what's been lost in the edit bay.
January 15, 2013 Fresh off Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, where he won for best director and his film won for best motion picture/drama, the actor and director talks about his approach to the story of six diplomats who managed to escape a hostile Iran — and the CIA operative who helped them do so.
January 14, 2013 Already an awards-season staple, German historical dramas are moving beyond the horrors of the Third Reich and delving into the nuanced past of the former East Germany. Films like Christian Petzold's Barbara, a quiet story about a troubled young doctor, tell a different kind of history.