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“Gentefied” follows three cousins and their immigrant grandfather who try to save the family’s taqueria as gentrification creeps in. We speak to the Latinx creators of the show.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new screen version of "The Call of the Wild" is calling to us; it's the Jack London story of a California dog named buck who goes native in the Yukon of the Gold Rush days.

from Film Reviews

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

from The Treatment

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

‘Emma’: Snotty incarnation of Jane Austen’s character

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The jury in the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial began deliberations this week. They've made several requests to review information and to relisten to certain of witness testimonies.

Harvey Weinstein jury deliberates

The jury in the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial began deliberations this week. They've made several requests to review information and to relisten to certain of witness testimonies.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The Quibi ad blitz has begun.

Gearing up for Quibi

The Quibi ad blitz has begun.

from Screengrab

The series marked Byrd’s first time music supervising a project.

Behind the Sounds: KCRW’s Aaron Byrd on ‘When They See Us’

The series marked Byrd’s first time music supervising a project.

from KCRW Features

Did you ever have a nerdy friend in high school?

'Revenge Song' review: Geek theatre rules!

Did you ever have a nerdy friend in high school?

from Opening the Curtain

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a passionate historical romance that won two awards at Cannes and praise from critics worldwide.

Céline Sciamma on the politics of French filmmaking and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a passionate historical romance that won two awards at Cannes and praise from critics worldwide.

from The Business

The Hollywood Reporter    broke the news    that Universal had set a new release date in March for the Jason Blum horror-satire movie “The Hunt.”

Hollywood news banter: ‘The Hunt’ is back on

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Universal had set a new release date in March for the Jason Blum horror-satire movie “The Hunt.”

from The Business

Malaysian-born comedian and actor Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) is out with a new Netflix special called “Asian Comedian Destroys America!"

Comedian Ronny Chieng on why America needs an Asian president

Malaysian-born comedian and actor Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) is out with a new Netflix special called “Asian Comedian Destroys America!"

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Beanpole" is a new Russian drama directed by the prodigiously gifted Kantemir Balogov.

Beanpole

"Beanpole" is a new Russian drama directed by the prodigiously gifted Kantemir Balogov.

from Film Reviews

Our critics review the new Netflix sequel “To All the Boys: P.S.

‘To All the Boys’ sequel is cute but not in a good way, says critic

Our critics review the new Netflix sequel “To All the Boys: P.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Universal satire-horror film "The Hunt," from prolific producer Jason Blum, was pulled before its release last fall, following back-to-back mass shootings.

'The Hunt' returns

The Universal satire-horror film "The Hunt," from prolific producer Jason Blum, was pulled before its release last fall, following back-to-back mass shootings.

from Hollywood Breakdown

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

‘Olympic Dreams’: Failure, uncertainty, and Nick Kroll’s first nice guy role

“Oftentimes I play douchey characters, really sort of slimy or sleazy, sometimes villainous.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new play, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” is based on Washington state native Heidi Schreck’s experiences debating the Constitution around the country.

The Constitution: What isn’t said, whether it needs a rewrite

The new play, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” is based on Washington state native Heidi Schreck’s experiences debating the Constitution around the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop has a show on Netflix now. Her company sells jade eggs and $75 candles that supposedly smell like your lady parts.

‘Goop’ TV show becomes a lightning rod

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop has a show on Netflix now. Her company sells jade eggs and $75 candles that supposedly smell like your lady parts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW in partnership with Film Independent Presents invite you to a special screening of Episode 101 of Hunters from Amazon Prime Video.

KCRW Partner Screening: Hunters

KCRW in partnership with Film Independent Presents invite you to a special screening of Episode 101 of Hunters from Amazon Prime Video.

Disney+ has released some subscriber stats, and with nearly 30 million sign-ups, the streamer is off to a strong start. Now the question is, how do they maintain it?

Disney+ lifts the veil on subscriber numbers

Disney+ has released some subscriber stats, and with nearly 30 million sign-ups, the streamer is off to a strong start. Now the question is, how do they maintain it?

from Screengrab

In the first scene of playwright Steven Leigh Morris' new play "Red Ink," our protagonist makes a cri-du-coeur:   "What was he thinking?...Why would a successful business man do to his…

The loss of the LA Weekly will drive you nuts

In the first scene of playwright Steven Leigh Morris' new play "Red Ink," our protagonist makes a cri-du-coeur:  "What was he thinking?...Why would a successful business man do to his…

from Opening the Curtain