August 29, 2013 The British-American actress co-stars opposite Eric Bana in the surveillance-state thriller Closed Circuit. She joins NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about playing a barrister, working with her celebrated Shakespearean father and being inspired by her opera-singer mom.
August 22, 2013 Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.
August 16, 2013 Werner Herzog's latest project is a slight departure for the acclaimed filmmaker: a 35-minute public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. Yes, it's long, he says, but the "inner landscape" of great suffering such accidents can cause "can only be shown if you have more time."
August 9, 2013 The new film, starring Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a man who experienced the country's racial tension from one of the most powerful addresses in the world. Director Lee Daniels and journalist Wil Haygood join Tell Me More to discuss the movie, and the man who inspired it.
August 8, 2013 Lake Bell's comedy In a World ... tracks a vocal coach's efforts to break into the male-dominated world of voice-overs. She and actor/voice-over artist Fred Melamed tell Terry Gross about what drew them to voice-over work, and the origins of the "sexy baby vocal virus" trend.
July 30, 2013 Havana Marking's new documentary focuses on professional thieves who've targeted high-end jewelry shops across Europe, the Middle East and Asia for a decade. According to Interpol, the Pink Panthers have stolen nearly a half a billion dollars worth of jewels over roughly 500 robberies.
July 26, 2013 Aubrey Plaza stars as an overachieving high school valedictorian who prepares for sex like studying for an AP exam. Writer and director Maggie Carey says that when she was looking to finance the independent film, she'd describe it as "a dirty Sixteen Candles."