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Beyoncé became the first black female headliner of the Coachella music festival last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An already heated battle is now heading to court. The WGA filed suit against the top talent agencies over the practice of TV packaging.

from The Business

The title is “Hail Satan?”—but with a question mark at the end and it may look like a mockumentary, but it’s not.

Hail Satan?

The title is “Hail Satan?”—but with a question mark at the end and it may look like a mockumentary, but it’s not.

from Film Reviews

Actor   Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks going from Connecticut to "The Chi".

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: "The Chi’’

Actor Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks going from Connecticut to "The Chi".

from The Treatment

Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

‘Her Smell:’ a music bio-pic of degradation and addiction to redemption

Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

‘Us’ composer on writing music that makes your heart stop

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

‘Little Woods’ explores the challenges facing women in rural America

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The battle between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies is going to court.

WGA files suit against major talent agencies

The battle between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies is going to court.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Pulling back the dark veil of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.

Preschool Panic

Pulling back the dark veil of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.

from The Document

Take a break from the ‘Game of Thrones’ frenzy and instead show some love for a somewhat overlooked TBS show called ‘The Last O.G.’

The Last O.G. tackles reentry and gentrification with subtlety and hilarity

Take a break from the ‘Game of Thrones’ frenzy and instead show some love for a somewhat overlooked TBS show called ‘The Last O.G.’

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We're finally learning details about the streaming service Disney+, like when it will be available, how much it will cost, and the kind of content it will offer.

Disney goes all in with its forthcoming streaming service

We're finally learning details about the streaming service Disney+, like when it will be available, how much it will cost, and the kind of content it will offer.

from Screengrab

Children’s theatre is tricky business. It’s a bit like cooking for kids. The easy way out is all sugary sweets.

Doll hubris, anyone?

Children’s theatre is tricky business. It’s a bit like cooking for kids. The easy way out is all sugary sweets.

from Opening the Curtain

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

How the Writers Guild protest could change the industry

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW invites you to attend a free advance screening of Poms from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

KCRW Partner Screening: Poms

KCRW invites you to attend a free advance screening of Poms from STX Entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Brain- numbing and head-splitting (literally the latter, since the cleaving of skulls is a recurrent motif).

Hellboy

Brain- numbing and head-splitting (literally the latter, since the cleaving of skulls is a recurrent motif).

from Film Reviews

The 2008 documentary 'Food, Inc.' might have changed the way you eat, or at least changed the way you think about where meals come from.

As documentaries abound, Elise Pearlstein shares her view from the middle of it all

The 2008 documentary 'Food, Inc.' might have changed the way you eat, or at least changed the way you think about where meals come from.

from The Business

Los Angeles clothing designer Waraire Boswell talks fashion in pop culture history.

Waraire Boswell: "Waraire.com"

Los Angeles clothing designer Waraire Boswell talks fashion in pop culture history.

from The Treatment

Our critics review “Hellboy,” a superhero movie starring David Harbour; “Teen Spirit,” a drama/musical starring Elle Fanning; “Missing Link,”a stop-motion animation starring Hugh…

‘Hellboy’: ‘Like four heavy metal album covers vomited up on the screen’

Our critics review “Hellboy,” a superhero movie starring David Harbour; “Teen Spirit,” a drama/musical starring Elle Fanning; “Missing Link,”a stop-motion animation starring Hugh…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote,’ a man besotted by romance novels goes crazy trying to live the fantasy of their chivalrous characters.

Terry Gilliam on slaying his own personal giant and finally making ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

In Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote,’ a man besotted by romance novels goes crazy trying to live the fantasy of their chivalrous characters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Netflix is possibly buying a famous Hollywood movie theater and publishing an awards magazine. Why is the streamer investing in physical buildings and paper?

For Netflix, what's old is new again

Netflix is possibly buying a famous Hollywood movie theater and publishing an awards magazine. Why is the streamer investing in physical buildings and paper?

from Hollywood Breakdown