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The craft that went into the 13 Oscar nods for ‘Oppenheimer’

Oppenheimer is in the lead when it comes to Oscar nominations. It has 13, and many of them are in the technical categories. So we’re taking a look at some of the people behind the scenes of the film.

Dishy-yet-earnest, ‘Cocktails’ revisits the making of ‘Virginia Woolf’

Philip Gefter’s Cocktails with George and Martha traces the evolution of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — from Broadway sensation, to Oscar-winning film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ took the No. 1 spot at the box office for 2nd straight week

The film, which tells the story of the reggae singer making his 1977 album Exodus and preparing for a tour, has made almost $72 million in the U.S. so far.

What makes a movie so bad that it’s good? ‘Madame Web’ might have answers

The movie “Madame Web” got terrible reviews, but some still found it deliciously good. So what makes a bad movie … good?

Oppenheimer movie dominates SAG Awards, while Streisand wins lifetime prize

Oppenheimer dominated at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday, as several winners paid tribute to last year’s actors’ strike. Barbra Streisand was given a lifetime achievement prize.

Horror movies: The unwelcome family member at the Oscars

It’s been over 30 years since a horror movie won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Horror as a genre has had a reputation of not being taken seriously. Should the Academy rethink its stance?

Matteo Garrone on ‘Io Capitano,’ his Oscar-nominated film about an immigration journey

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to director Matteo Garrone about his new film “Io Capitano,” which follows the journey of two migrants to Europe.

Have we hit celebrity overload? Plus, Miyazaki’s movie magic

Brittany feels like we’ve entered a new phase of celebrity oligarchy; new celebrity business enterprises are popping up daily, and we can’t seem to get away from it all. But is this new? Brittany invites culture journalists Bobby Finger and Lindsey Web…

What’s Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and reading

Each week, Pop Culture Happy Hour guests and hosts share what’s bringing them joy. This week: The show Homicide: Life on the Street, the film The Taste of Things and the novel Poor Things is based on.

To become the ‘Maestro,’ Bradley Cooper learned to live the music

In Maestro, his Oscar-nominated biopic about Leonard Bernstein, director and star Cooper worked with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to find his own rhythm. Originally broadcast Jan. 2, 2024.

‘Drive-Away Dolls’ is a zany and shaggy road trip caper

The movie Drive-Away Dolls is a shaggy comedy about a couple of lesbian friends (Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan) who take a road trip and unwittingly find themselves wrapped up in a bizarre criminal caper. There’s a strange briefcase, a sha…

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