Hollywood

In the past few years there's been a very real invasion from Mexico--by remarkably gifted filmmakers.

from Film Reviews

"Magic and docs are at odds, you know?" Ben Berman found that out the hard way while making his new film ‘ The Amazing Johnathan Documentary ,’ which is now available on Hulu.

from The Business

For the past couple of years, Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios had a unique arrangement that let them share custody of Spider-Man--that’s why the webslinger appeared in the most recent…

Hollywood news banter: The Spider-Man split

For the past couple of years, Sony and Disney’s Marvel Studios had a unique arrangement that let them share custody of Spider-Man--that’s why the webslinger appeared in the most recent…

from The Business

How comedian James Corden's unknown status in America turned out to be pivotal in the success of "The Late Late Show".

James Corden: "The Late Late Show’’

How comedian James Corden's unknown status in America turned out to be pivotal in the success of "The Late Late Show".

from The Treatment

Our critics review "Angel Has Fallen," the third movie following "Olympus Has Fallen" and "London Has Fallen," starring Morgan Freeman as the President of the United States and Gerald…

'Brittany Runs a Marathon:' classic makeover movie?

Our critics review "Angel Has Fallen," the third movie following "Olympus Has Fallen" and "London Has Fallen," starring Morgan Freeman as the President of the United States and Gerald…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Marvel superhero Spider-Man is owned by Sony, but for the past five years, a unique arrangement had Sony and Disney sharing the character, which meant Spidey could show up in other…

A Spider-Man split

The Marvel superhero Spider-Man is owned by Sony, but for the past five years, a unique arrangement had Sony and Disney sharing the character, which meant Spidey could show up in other…

from Hollywood Breakdown

Hollywood has produced some of the most iconic cult-classics of the last two decades, including "Slumdog Millionaire," "Good Will Hunting," and "The Big Lebowski."

The iconic Laemmle Theatres may be on the selling block

Hollywood has produced some of the most iconic cult-classics of the last two decades, including "Slumdog Millionaire," "Good Will Hunting," and "The Big Lebowski."

from Greater LA

Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

Emmy nominee and 'Orange' star Laverne Cox on changing conversations about trans people

Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On April 26, 1986, in a remote corner of Ukraine, 400 times more radioactive material was released into the atmosphere than Hiroshima.

The worst nuclear accident in history is now an HBO mini series

On April 26, 1986, in a remote corner of Ukraine, 400 times more radioactive material was released into the atmosphere than Hiroshima.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For your consideration billboards everywhere? Nonstop panel events? Maisel Day? It can only mean one thing: final Emmy voting has begun.

Emmy campaigning: Should there be a cap on spending?

For your consideration billboards everywhere? Nonstop panel events? Maisel Day? It can only mean one thing: final Emmy voting has begun.

from Screengrab

When is the last time you saw a play with a cast of eight complex women? I see a lot of theater and I think my answer is right next to never ...but an all female cast isn’t the only…

The brilliant complexity of a feminist classic

When is the last time you saw a play with a cast of eight complex women? I see a lot of theater and I think my answer is right next to never ...but an all female cast isn’t the only…

from Opening the Curtain

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

Aquarela

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

from Film Reviews

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on their careers and new film, ‘After the Wedding’

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

from The Business

CBS and Viacom have  officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.

Hollywood news banter: The triumph of Shari Redstone

CBS and Viacom have officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.

from The Business

Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".

David Alan Grier: "The Cool Kids’’

Comedian David Alan Grier on the comedy of retirement in "The Cool Kids".

from The Treatment

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

Screenwriter Billy Ray talks movie franchises and writing for politics

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Billy Ray, is currently working on a television series centering on James Comey and his time at the FBI.

from The 805

Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

Surplus of shark films: Social commentary or just for thrills?

Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

ViacomCBS and the triumph of Shari Redstone

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

from Hollywood Breakdown

AMC’s show "   Lodge 49   " portrays Long Beach as a magical center of self-discovery and alchemy. Season two started this week.

Wyatt Russell on his path from pro hockey to TV

AMC’s show " Lodge 49 " portrays Long Beach as a magical center of self-discovery and alchemy. Season two started this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW and Film Independent invite you to an advance screening of Official Secrets from IFC films.

KCRW Partner Screening: Official Secrets

KCRW and Film Independent invite you to an advance screening of Official Secrets from IFC films.

from Arts & Culture Stories