Dec 6, 2013 — Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to mine American pop culture in their latest film. It's 1961 in Greenwich Village, and a homeless folk singer is trying desperately to break out. Critic David Edelstein says the overarching tone of the film is snotty, condescending and cruel.
Dec 5, 2013 — NPR's Bob Mondello looks at two documentaries — Six by Sondheim and Tim's Vermeer — that delve deep into the creation of art, whether it's a sprawl of Broadway songs or a 17th-century oil painting.
Dec 5, 2013 — Inside Llewyn Davis, The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, focuses on a self-destructive folk singer just scraping by in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman star. (Recommended)
Dec 5, 2013 — Just out of prison, a Pennsylvania man (Christian Bale) finds that his girlfriend has moved on and his younger brother is mixed up with criminals, in Out of the Furnace. Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck costar.
Dec 5, 2013 — The Israeli drama S#x Acts digs deep into issues of sex and consent when a teenage girl, looking for the approval and acceptance of her peers, entertains the attentions of various boys. (Recommended)
Nov 29, 2013 — Oldboy, the director's remake of a 2003 film of the same name, follows a man who's held captive for 20 years — and out for revenge after his release. Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson star.
Nov 29, 2013 — We're heading into Oscar season, and one name that seems to be on everyone's lips this year is Judy Dench. The actress stars in Philomena. It starts out like a comedy, but the more serious it gets, the more involving it becomes.
Nov 28, 2013 — Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and starring Idris Elba, a biographical drama based on Nelson Mandela's memoir also stars Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela — wife and sometime fierce adversary of the former South African president.
Nov 28, 2013 — A contemporary musical reimagining of the Langston Hughes oratorio, the film follows a teenage boy sent to stay with his estranged grandparents in Harlem. Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson star.
Nov 28, 2013 — The documentary follows the life, career and recent re-emergence of musician and riot grrrl, Kathleen Hanna, from her beginnings with Bikini Kill to her latest venture, The Julie Ruin.