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Film Version Offers A New Look At Jack London’s ‘Martin Eden’

The new film Martin Eden is an epic retelling of Jack London’s 1909 novel set in Italy in the midst of a socialist revolution. It may well be a metaphor for the “Don’t tread on me” America of today.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II On Playing Bobby Seale In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

The Emmy-award winning actor reflects on portraying the co-founder of the Black Panther Party in a new film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about the landmark 1969 trial.

Major New York LGBTQ Film Festival, Newfest, Goes Virtual

NewFest, an LGBTQ film festival based in New York, has gone virtual this year. The pandemic disrupted the festivities, but it gave the LGBTQ films a chance to be viewed by a larger audience.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Reviewed

Sacha Baron Cohen’s outrageous character from Kazakhstan, Borat, is back in a film that’s making political headlines. Amazon Prime is set to stream the Borat sequel starting Friday.

‘Borat’ Sequel Grabs A Political News Cycle — At Least Momentarily

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, has become a political football during this presidential election season. A scene involving Rudy Giuliani seized social media attention.

Actor Jeff Bridges Tweets That He Has Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma

The Oscar-winning Crazy Heart actor — indelibly identified with The Dude Lebowski in The Big Lebowski — writes: “I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.”

This Sumptuous Retelling Of ‘Martin Eden’ Stays True To Jack London’s Novel

An uneducated sailor falls in love and finds fame as a writer — only to become disillusioned by his own success. It’s an intensely political work, which London wrote as a rejection of individualism.

‘Opening Act’ Captures The Painful Business Of Making People Laugh

The Movie The Opening Act follows the trials and tribulations of a stand-up comedian. It stars Jimmy O. Yang, Cedric the Entertainer, Alex Moffat along with cameos by comics who’ve been there.

Halloween Movies For Scaredy-Cats

In a year already too full of frightening things, we get some suggestions on Halloween movies that are on the softer side of scary.

Alex Gibney On New Documentary, ‘Totally under Control’

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Alex Gibney about his new documentary, which goes inside the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus.

HBO’s New Documentary Warns Of The Dangers Of Cyberwarfare

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to director John Maggio about his new documentary on cyberwarfare called The Perfect Weapon.

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