April 28, 2012 Lawrence Kasdan, who's known for The Big Chill and Grand Canyon, has directed another boomer-centric comedy in Darling Companion. Pat Dowell talks with star Kevin Kline about his role, and with Kasdan and his wife and co-writer, Meg Kasdan, about the real-life experience that inspired the movie.
April 28, 2012 Actress Michelle Yeoh portrays Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in the new biopic The Lady. Before she played a symbol of nonviolence, Yeoh began her film career as a fighter in martial arts pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Yeoh about the film and her career.
April 27, 2012 A smooth corporate headhunter who moonlights as a high-end art thief runs afoul of the wrong mark. NPR's Bob Mondello says the grisly, humorous and altogether fascinating Norwegian thriller boasts thorough storytelling worthy of Hitchcock. (Recommended)
April 27, 2012 Richard Linklater directs a dark comedy based on the true story of an East Texas man (Jack Black) beloved by his small-town community — even after he confesses to killing one of its aging members. Critic Jeannette Catsoulis says the film and Black's performance are delights to behold. (Recommended)
April 27, 2012 The romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement reunites writer-director Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets together. This time, Segel and Emily Blunt play a couple whose relationship is tested by a major relocation.
April 27, 2012 Jason Segel and Emily Blunt play a couple who postpone their wedding when career pressures present obstacles. Critic Andrew Lapin says the film is a weird, endearingly messy movie about making sacrifices for someone you love — and the long-term consequences of those concessions. (Recommended)
April 26, 2012 This documentary tracks the rise, fall and rebirth of the kibbutz movement that helped shape the fledgling state of Israel. Critic Ella Taylor says the film is a sympathetic but probing account of the collective communities. (Recommended)
April 26, 2012 A journalist (Juliette Binoche) has an eye-opening experience when she profiles two university students who moonlight as prostitutes. Critic Mark Jenkins says the film's fragmented and revealing comparisons of the women's relative freedoms has contemporary relevance.
April 26, 2012 The latest stop-motion animation feature from the studio best known for Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run follows an inept band of pirates who encounter Charles Darwin on the high seas. Critic Ian Buckwalter says it's a smart, adventure-driven comedy with all-ages appeal.
April 26, 2012 Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal adapts a Margaret Atwood essay on the themes of debt — and revenge — on a global scale. Critic Mark Jenkins says the intriguing but scattershot film explores the incompatibility of two worldviews: corporate-financial vs. environmental-spiritual.
April 23, 2012 Actor Jack Black plays a kindly, small-town funeral director who murders a wealthy millionaire in the new film Bernie. Black is also one-half of the comedy folk-rock group Tenacious D. They've just released a new album in the style of heavy metal bands from the 1980s.