September 21, 2012 David Ayer's film End of Watch strives to communicate the relationship between two patrol partners in the LAPD while they face off with a violent drug cartel. Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the officers, and says the experience of preparing for his role was life-changing.
September 19, 2012 It's an exclusive club: pitchers who win with the knuckleball in Major League Baseball. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is one of the few active starting pitchers in professional baseball who use this slower, methodical pitch, and he is one of the subjects of a new documentary, Knuckleball!
September 15, 2012 In Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Amy Adams plays Peggy Dodd, the spouse of a charismatic spiritual leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adams says her character is smart and educated but feels "more powerful behind a man than in front of a man."
September 8, 2012 Actor-writer-director Jon Favreau could watch Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets a million times. "As a young boy being able to see an R-rated violent movie with language in it was exciting," he says, "but what I didn't realize as I was younger was that I was watching a master filmmaker."
September 1, 2012 Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza directed and stars in the new movie, 2016: Obama's America. The film, which proposes that the president is weakening the country deliberately, has earned $12.4 million, making it the sixth highest grossing political documentary of all time.
August 20, 2012 The comedian co-wrote a film with Ira Glass, of public radio's This American Life, about his life and sleepwalking disorder. But making Sleepwalk With Me, based on Birbiglia's one-man show and comedic memoir, caused Birbiglia anxiety — which exacerbated his disorder.
August 18, 2012 Director, writer and artist Marjane Satrapi has just released her first live-action film, an adaptation of her graphic novel Chicken with Plums co-directed with Vincent Parronaud. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about filmmaking, Isabella Rossellini and what makes "a real love story."
August 17, 2012 The actor and writer is famous for taking his characters — Ali G., Borat, Bruno — into the world, interacting with people who have no idea that they're dealing with a fictional character. His movie, The Dictator, a comedy about a tyrant on the loose in New York, will soon be released on DVD.