November 20, 2012 Bradley Cooper has been a comedy star — and People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." In Silver Linings Playbook, he plays an emotionally damaged schoolteacher trying to get his life together after being institutionalized. He speaks with Linda Wertheimer about the film.
November 19, 2012 W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
November 19, 2012 In Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln, Sally Field plays Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd, opposite actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Field lobbied hard for the role of the emotionally tormented, complex first lady and did extensive research to capture the character.
November 18, 2012 In his new documentary, Photographic Memory, Ross McElwee lingers on small moments and (mis)remembered experiences as he turns the camera on his son, Adrian. McElwee hoped to understand his son better through his work on the film, which he describes as a piece of "comic melancholy."
November 17, 2012 With films including period pieces like Sense and Sensibility, big-budget action films like Hulk and epic romances like Brokeback Mountain, Lee can't be pigeonholed. So he was up for the challenge when presented with a story that takes place almost entirely on a boat — with a real tiger.
November 16, 2012 Cinematic adaptations of beloved literary tales are nothing new. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is no stranger to the adaptation process, and newcomer Silver Linings Playbook enters the romantic comedy game. NPR critic Bob Mondello has his review of both.
November 16, 2012 David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as a bipolar high school teacher trying to put his life back together. But critic David Edelstein says it's the performance of co-star Jennifer Lawrence that makes the film a hot ticket.
November 16, 2012 Will Sloan talks to Monty Python veteran Eric Idle about his long career and his new "pseudo-radio play," which features actors like Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and Tracey Ullman.