June 28, 2012 The Intouchables, a heartwarming comedy about a Paris aristocrat's friendship with the unemployed black man he hires as his aide, is an unlikely box-office hit in France. The film has produced an equally unlikely new movie star: Omar Sy, the son of African immigrants from a gritty Paris suburb.
June 27, 2012 The film Beasts of the Southern Wild won top honors at Sundance and took a prize for best first film at Cannes. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Benh Zeitlin about the isolated community he's imagined — and the extraordinary girl who narrates the picture.
June 27, 2012 Nora Ephron, the essayist, novelist, screenwriter and film director, died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71, and suffered from leukemia. Fresh Air remembers the creator of Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally with excerpts from a 2006 interview from WHYY's Radio Times.
June 26, 2012 Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday, wrote a trio of romantic comedies about love, inevitability, and truly great conversation.
June 26, 2012 The celebrated author and filmmaker behind such hits as Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally died in New York of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia, her son Jacob Bernstein told The New York Times. Ephron was 71.
June 26, 2012 Martin Sulik uses the basic framework of Hamlet to look at tensions between the Roma community and white Eastern Europeans in his home country. Critic Mark Jenkins says the film's plainspoken politics may feel less urgent in the U.S., but that diminishes its overall power only slightly.
June 26, 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a young girl and her father in the wake of a catastrophic Louisiana storm. Critic Ella Taylor says mesmerizing visuals and an exhilarating performance by the film's young star propel this magic-realist allegory for Katrina. (Recommended)
June 23, 2012 When it was released in the early '60s, Shirley Clarke's controversial film about heroin addicts got shut down by New York police after two screenings. Now, a half-century later, audiences get a second chance to see the newly restored movie in theaters.