June 21, 2013 In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
June 21, 2013 Surprises are scare-ce indeed in Monsters University, a pleasantly unnecessary origin story for the protagonists of the animation titan's amiable hit Monsters, Inc.
June 21, 2013 Brad Pitt's famously troubled zombie apocalypse epic, based on the fan favorite novel by Max Brooks, is in theaters at last. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's a sharp, straightforward actioner that operates on a near-unprecedented scale.
June 20, 2013 Inspired by the seizure of several Danish vessels in the last decade, Tobias Lindholm's film is about the excruciating process of getting to "yes" when language is the least of the barriers between two very different mindsets.
June 20, 2013 Director Franck Khalfoun pushes us to empathize with — or at least consider — the perspective of a serial killer in Maniac, a slasher reboot shot almost exclusively from the murderer's POV.
June 20, 2013 Ziad Doueiri's film, based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, is a surprisingly tender take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His experience on the sets of Pulp Fiction and West Beirut has culminated in a masterfully paced and profoundly intimate picture. (Recommended)
June 20, 2013 Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp anchor a bighearted if ultimately bromidic look at a couple faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer — and the music that helps both of them come to terms with it.
June 20, 2013 The actor who brought mob boss Tony Soprano to life on the HBO drama The Sopranos died Wednesday at age 51. Fresh Air listens back to interviews with his co-stars Edie Falco and Jeff Daniels and Sopranos director David Chase, to hear their thoughts on Gandolfini's prodigious talent.
June 19, 2013 Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
June 19, 2013 How did we get all the way to World War Z?