October 9, 2012 Filmmaker Andrea Arnold has seen no lack of accolades for her previous work, especially her 2006 directorial debut, Red Road. She discussed the challenges and rewards of her latest undertaking, a new adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
October 8, 2012 The author and poet is known for his perspective on being a Native American in contemporary culture. Alexie shares his recommendations for YouTube videos, movies and TV shows, including iconic Olympic moments, raunchy British teens and an Eastwood Western.
October 6, 2012 Ben Affleck transitioned from a celebrated career as an actor to an equally acclaimed role as the director of films such as The Town. His latest film, Argo, which he directed and stars in, takes on the Iran hostage crisis with a mix of comedy and thrills.
October 5, 2012 Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering Heights, isn't the strait-laced take on 18th-century romance moviegoers may expect. Critic Jeannette Catsoulis says the film continually "attacks our very notion of what a costume drama should look like." (Recommended)
October 5, 2012 There have been a slew of animated family comedies based on horror classics in theaters recently — ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie, to name a few. NPR's Bob Mondello explores the monster movie's transition from scream-inducing to family fodder.
October 5, 2012 The MacArthur Foundation gave "genius grants" to two documentary filmmakers — both women, and both experimenters with the documentary form.
October 5, 2012 It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.