Hollywood

Can the theatrical experience survive?

from Film Reviews

Critics review “The Vast of Night," a sci-fi film set in 1950s New Mexico; “The High Note,” about a music star and her assistant in LA; “I’m No Longer Here,” a Spanish-language film…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Apple is upping their movie game and putting their stamp on an awards-caliber film.

Apple and Paramount to make a deal for Martin Scorsese’s next movie

Apple is upping their movie game and putting their stamp on an awards-caliber film.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The #MeToo movement has ended careers and landed men in prison. But when the accuser is a black woman, her accusations often don’t have the same impact.

‘On the Record’ documentary looks at black women’s allegations against Russell Simmons

The #MeToo movement has ended careers and landed men in prison. But when the accuser is a black woman, her accusations often don’t have the same impact.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW is thrilled to partner with Neon to bring you the special virtual cinema event -  Shirley .

KCRW Virtual Cinema: Shirley

KCRW is thrilled to partner with Neon to bring you the special virtual cinema event -  Shirley .

from Arts & Culture Stories

Five years ago, a down-on-his-luck drug addict and an accomplice stole a pair of paintings from an art gallery in Norway. They were in full view of surveillance cameras.

‘The Painter and the Thief’: Documentary about an unlikely friendship

Five years ago, a down-on-his-luck drug addict and an accomplice stole a pair of paintings from an art gallery in Norway. They were in full view of surveillance cameras.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How did a group of stuntmen in the 1960s diversify Hollywood? The origin story of the Black Stuntmen’s Association.

Buffalo Soldiers

How did a group of stuntmen in the 1960s diversify Hollywood? The origin story of the Black Stuntmen’s Association.

from Welcome to LA

Forty-five years ago, Alan Zweibel joined the first group of writers responsible for an unknown project called 'NBC's Saturday Night' -- later changed to 'Saturday Night Live'.

Alan Zweibel: 'Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier'

Forty-five years ago, Alan Zweibel joined the first group of writers responsible for an unknown project called 'NBC's Saturday Night' -- later changed to 'Saturday Night Live'.

from The Treatment

Tim Heidecker has made a career blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

Comedian Tim Heidecker on pushing boundaries and people’s buttons

Tim Heidecker has made a career blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a time when live sports are benched indefinitely, “The Last Dance” has been a lifeline for ESPN.

‘The Last Dance’ series on Michael Jordan: Jason Hehir hustled to release it during pandemic

In a time when live sports are benched indefinitely, “The Last Dance” has been a lifeline for ESPN.

from The Business

A new report from    Ampere Analysis    says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.

Hollywood news banter: Production to resume, HBO Max coming soon

A new report from Ampere Analysis says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.

from The Business

Every few years since they joined forces to do "The Trip" in 2010, the English funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have done another installment--"The Trip To Italy" followed by "The…

The End of the Line For a Decade-Long Trip

Every few years since they joined forces to do "The Trip" in 2010, the English funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have done another installment--"The Trip To Italy" followed by "The…

from Film Reviews

Throughout Lulu Wang’s movie " The Farewell ," a Chinese family gathers around the dinner table. They’ve come together for a wedding banquet, though it’s a ruse.

Food plays a subtle role in Lulu Wang’s film ‘The Farewell’

Throughout Lulu Wang’s movie " The Farewell ," a Chinese family gathers around the dinner table. They’ve come together for a wedding banquet, though it’s a ruse.

from Good Food

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reveals challenges of sustainable farming

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

from Good Food

The star of the documentary “  Honeyland  ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains with her elderly mother.

The documentary ‘Honeyland’ captures a story of resilience

The star of the documentary “ Honeyland ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains with her elderly mother.

from Good Food

Comedian Deon Cole is best known for his role on the comedy show “Black-ish” and its spinoff “Grown-ish.”

‘Black-ish’ star Deon Cole becomes a DJ during quarantine

Comedian Deon Cole is best known for his role on the comedy show “Black-ish” and its spinoff “Grown-ish.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Lovebirds,” a murder-mystery romance on Netflix starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani; “Blood Machines,” about two people who try to find a machine that escaped…

‘The Lovebirds’: How’s the chemistry between Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani?

Critics review “The Lovebirds,” a murder-mystery romance on Netflix starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani; “Blood Machines,” about two people who try to find a machine that escaped…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new report from    Ampere Analysis    says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.

California to announce protocols to resume Hollywood production

A new report from Ampere Analysis says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Diana Kennedy was one of the first people to document all of Mexico’s regional cuisines, from the deserts of Sonora to the streets of Mexico City.

Sharing the many layers of Mexican cuisine is Diana Kennedy’s mission

Diana Kennedy was one of the first people to document all of Mexico’s regional cuisines, from the deserts of Sonora to the streets of Mexico City.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With summer around the corner, many popular TV shows are finishing their seasons. But streaming services are still releasing new shows.

Summer TV picks: LA Clippers series, ‘Law & Order: UK’

With summer around the corner, many popular TV shows are finishing their seasons. But streaming services are still releasing new shows.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand