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Remembering Character Actor Ned Beatty

Beatty, who died June 13, made his film debut in Deliverance and then went on to appear in scores of movies, including Network, All the President’s Men and Superman. Originally broadcast in 1987.

Dive Into ‘Luca’ And ‘Undine,’ 2 Under-The-Sea Films To Treasure

Two sea creatures go undercover as boys in an Italian Riviera town in the charming Pixar film Luca. In the German drama Undine, a water sprite must take the life of human lovers who betray her.

The Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Erasure In ‘In The Heights’

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with The Root producer Felice León about colorism and the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx representation in the film In the Heights.

How A Bunch Of Boys Changed Ballet Forever

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with director Chana Gazit and dancer Peter Anastos about the new film Ballerina Boys, which details the history of an all-male ballerina troupe founded in the ’70s.

The Limitations Of ‘Latinidad’: How Colorism Haunts ‘In The Heights’

Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.

‘Gone Girl’ Actor Lisa Banes Dies 10 Days After Hit-And-Run

Banes was struck by a scooter or motorcycle June 4 while crossing a street to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Apologizes For Lack Of Afro-Latinx Actors In ‘In The Heights’

In a Twitter message posted Tuesday, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry.”

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)

Opens Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021Movie Details Play Trailers

Crack House of the Dead (2021)

Opens Friday, Jun 18, 2021Movie Details

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (2021)

Opens Friday, Jun 18, 2021Movie Details Play Trailers

Actor Ned Beatty Of ‘Deliverance’ Has Died At Age 83

Ned Beatty, a veteran character actor who worked in film, television and theater, has died at age 83. He was best known for his memorable performances in Deliverance, Network and Superman.

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