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What It Is Like To Be Back To The Movie Theater

A movie critic shares his experience of returning back to a movie theater for the first time after two months of the pandemic-forced abstinence.

Tracee Ellis Ross Can Hit The High Notes, Too

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.

HBO Max Will Stream Content From Japanese Animation House Studio Ghibli

NPR’s David Greene talks to film critic Kenneth Turan about the entire film library of Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese animation house, now being streamed on HBO Max.

What Movies Hollywood Prepared For The Reopening Of Theaters

Memorial Day usually means the start of Hollywood’s blockbuster season — except this summer is different. But if movie theaters do reopen soon, Hollywood has few premiers to revive the industry.

Movie Review: ‘On The Record’ With Russell Simmons’ Accusers

A new documentary looks at allegations that the hip-hop mogul sexually assaulted several women, and places his case against the larger question of how black women are treated by the #MeToo movement.

‘The Power Of A Group’ Moves Sharon Horgan, Kristin Scott Thomas In ‘Military Wives’

The film follows women who form a choir to cope with their spouses’ deployments to Afghanistan. “It’s a story that speaks to a huge number of partners, spouses and wives of the military,” Horgan says.

New FX Documentary Explores Life Of The Woman Behind Roe v. Wade Decision

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with film director Nick Sweeney about his new documentary AKA Jane Roe, which is available on FX starting Friday.

Remembering Fred Willard, Emmy-Winning Comedy Actor And Improviser

Willard, who died May 15, was known for his scene-stealing roles in the Christopher Guest films Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, and later the series Modern Family. Originally broadcast in 1997.

With ‘Trip To Greece,’ Coogan And Brydon’s Odyssey Reaches A Poignant End

After journeying through England, Italy and Spain, comic duo Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take one final trip, playing fictionalized versions of themselves as they retrace Odysseus’ famed voyage.

Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Follow Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ In Their New Film

In The Trip to Greece, Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden undertake their fourth comic and culinary journey — this one actually modeled after Homer’s Odyssey.

‘Fresh Air’ Remembers Screenwriter And Director Lynn Shelton

Shelton, who died May 15, directed the films Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister, as well as episodes of the TV shows Mad Men and Little Fires Everywhere. Originally broadcast in 2012.

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