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‘Hollywood’ Serves Up A Progressive Alt-History Parable, Thinly Sliced

Noble-minded (and determined you don’t forget that) but glibly made, the latest Ryan Murphy Netflix miniseries offers an alternate history in which brave Hollywood types change the world.

Troubled Teen Finds New Direction In Clear-Eyed ‘Bull’

A 14-year-old girl finds herself drawn to bull riding in this “humble and low-key to a fault” debut feature.

Bollywood and Hollywood Actor Irrfan Khan Dies After A Long Illness

Indian actor Irrfan Khan, 54, who leaped from small parts in Bollywood films to featured roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died after a long illness.

‘The Last Dance’: ESPN Releases Michael Jordan Documentary

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with ESPN’s Michael Wilbon about the Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance.

When It Comes To New Release Showings, A Drive-In Theater Stands Alone

With cinema screens around the country closed and most new releases postponed, there’s no way to see new releases at the theater. Unless you are at the drive-in.

Chris Evans Plays A Prosecutor In ‘Defending Jacob’ Series

Superhero movie star Chris Evans plays a more down-to-earth role of a prosecutor whose 14-year-old son is accused of a murder in Defending Jacob, a limited series on Apple TV+.

Remembering Tony Award-Winning Character Actor Brian Dennehy

The burly actor, who died April 15, played the leading role in Death of a Salesman, in both the Broadway production as well as the 2000 TV movie. Dennehy spoke to David Bianculli in 1999.

The Mom-And-Pop Bookstore That Sold Gay Porn: ‘Circus Of Books’

Rachel Mason and her siblings grew up unaware that their parents ran a gay bookstore. Her “affectionate but thinly realized” documentary skims the surface of stories that deserve deeper dives.

Portrait Of The Outlaw As A Young Man: ‘True History Of The Kelly Gang’

This slyly subversive revisionist take on an infamous Australian outlaw presents the burnished popular myth and a darker, brutal and tragicomic take alongside one another.

‘Deerskin’ Is Buckwild

A man (Jean Dujardin) becomes obsessed with a deerskin jacket — and pretending to be a film director — in a dark comedy that is “both outlandish and slight.”

Netflix’s ‘Sergio’ Chronicles Life Of U.N. Diplomat Killed In 2003

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with director Greg Barker about the new Netflix movie “Sergio.” The charismatic United Nations diplomat Sergio Viera de Mello was killed in Iraq in 2003.

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