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Director Lee Chang-dong's film centers on two young men and the woman who brings them together. Critic Justin Chang calls Burning the most absorbing — and enigmatic — new movie he's seen all year.
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. Her new book combines memoir and biblical scholarship to reflect on loss and faith.
In the age of blockbuster art exhibitions, a small show sometimes makes just as big an impression as a large one. That's what happened to critic Lloyd Schwartz on a recent trip to New York.
Amazon Prime Video's new drama series stars Julia Roberts as a therapist who's working with a soldier returning from Afghanistan. Critic David Bianculli binged all 10 engrossing episodes.
"I'm an Indian-American-Muslim kid, but am I more Indian or am I more American?" Minhaj asks. His weekly political comedy series on Neflix is called Patriot Act. Originally broadcast May 18, 2017.
Critic David Edelstein says the story behind the The Other Side Of The Wind — how Welles made it and what happened to it after his death in 1985 — is more fun than the completed film itself.
Atlantic journalist McKay Coppins says Gingrich "set a model for future Republican leaders" by engaging in extreme partisanship while serving as speaker of the House.
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A laid-back, generous spirit pervades many of the songs on Vile's latest album. Critic Ken Tucker says the singer/songwriter "sounds like one of the most well-adjusted pop musicians around."
Author David A. Kaplan warns that the court is becoming increasingly polarized — and influential: "Why should nine unelected, unaccountable judges dictate so much policy in the country?"
Hill always wanted to be a writer and director, but an unexpected compliment in an acting class shifted him toward performing instead. Now he's written and directed his first movie, Mid90s.
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Historian Elliott J. Gorn's new book revisits the 1955 death and public funeral of the African-American teen. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's a timely story about the fragility of collective memory.
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"In the horrific hierarchy of white nationalist beliefs, they really consider Jews their primary enemy," the journalist says of the suspect in the Pittsburgh shooting Saturday.
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McCarthy plays a caustic literary forger in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of Amarcord Nino Rota. Filmmaker Dano discusses his new film Wildlife.
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"It wasn't like I had to go looking for the drugs and the sex," Anthony DeCurtis, author of Lou Reed: A Life, told Fresh Air in 2017. "Lou wrote about it ... so I felt it was fair game."
Luca Guadagnino's version of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic departs from the original in every way imaginable. Critic Justin Chang says the 2018 Suspiria showcases an "astounding level of craft."
Writer Michael Sokolove explains how college basketball programs manipulate young athletes for the benefit — and profit — of adults. His new book is The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino.
A just-reissued album, from 1981, features diverse musicians playing songs that Nino Rota composed for Federico Fellini movies. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls it a charming album that's long overdue.
The Love & Mercy star steps behind the camera for Wildlife, an adaptation of Richard Ford's novel about a boy whose parents are separating. The film was informed by Dano's parents' relationship.
Ari Berman of Mother Jones warns that a Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot could have a major impact on the 2018 election. "It could be tainted by voter suppression," Berman says.
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A new BBC/Netflix series about terrorism and political chicanery delivers plenty of thrills — but ultimately lacks seriousness. Critic John Powers says Bodyguard is "awash in a timely cynicism."
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