February 23, 2013 The Best Picture nominee about two musicians nearing the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.
February 22, 2013 Ben Affleck's Argo won Golden Globes for best director and best motion picture/drama. The film now has Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Affleck talks about his approach to the story of six diplomats who managed to escape a hostile Iran in 1979.
February 22, 2013 The actor, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in David O. Russell's film, talks about watching movies with his father as a kid in Philadelphia, his childhood fascination with soldiers and being up against Daniel Day Lewis for an Oscar.
February 22, 2013 Nick Andersen says that the Academy Awards would be a lot more interesting with a few tweaks to one of the categories best suited, but least used, for showmanship.
February 22, 2013 In honor of Oscar weekend, we dig into the NPR Books archives for four stories about Oscar-nominated books and actors, from Cary Grant to Cormac McCarthy.
February 22, 2013 A publicist is responsible for making a movie known — in a good way, with any luck. It's a multifaceted job, but what does he or she really do? NPR's Susan Stamberg continues her annual Hollywood Jobs series with a story of one prolific publicist and the director he serves.
February 21, 2013 Writer-director-actor Alex Karpovsky has two intensely personal films out this week, and in one of them he's straight-up playing a version of himself. That film, the wacky road comedy Red Flag, plays better than his overly tense thriller, Rubberneck.
February 21, 2013 There are two very different movies going on in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new drama, Snitch: One stars Johnson as a concerned father, the other stars The Rock as an undercover drug dealer. The warring conflicts make for a film that works against itself.