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Energy flows from anxiety in "Uncut Gems." You may be exhausted but you'll never be bored by Adam Sandler's astonishing performance.

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Documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang was born in China in 1985, under the country’s one-child policy.   Wang now lives in the U.S., and as she explains in the narration of her film “…

from The Business

Harvey Weinstein and his accusers who took him to civil court may have  reached a settlement , but it doesn’t look much like justice.

Hollywood news banter: Yes, there’s maybe a Weinstein settlement, but be sure to read the fine print

Harvey Weinstein and his accusers who took him to civil court may have reached a settlement , but it doesn’t look much like justice.

from The Business

Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

What it’s like running a private ambulance in Mexico City

Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer…

“Richard Jewell” smears a late journalist for no reason, critic says

Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

A disappointing settlement for the women who brought civil claims against Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein and the women who brought a civil case against him have potentially reached a $25 million settlement.

from Hollywood Breakdown

After beginning her writing career in sitcoms like "Family Matters," "Sister Sister," "Moesha" and "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," Felicia Henderson turned her attention to television…

An evening with Felicia D. Henderson

After beginning her writing career in sitcoms like "Family Matters," "Sister Sister," "Moesha" and "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," Felicia Henderson turned her attention to television…

from KCRW Features

Roger Ailes built Fox News and helped Donald Trump become president. Then Gretchen Carlson, former Fox and Friends co-host, filed a lawsuit accusing Ailes of sexual harassment.

'Bombshell': Sexism and sexual assault at Fox News

Roger Ailes built Fox News and helped Donald Trump become president. Then Gretchen Carlson, former Fox and Friends co-host, filed a lawsuit accusing Ailes of sexual harassment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

He got his start as a member of Oingo Boingo.

Danny Elfman

He got his start as a member of Oingo Boingo.

from The Treatment

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

The staying power of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

Taking a break from the binge

Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

from Screengrab

Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

Best of 2019: Movies

Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

The career and influence of Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

Best of 2019: Documentaries

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

"The Aeronauts" is in the Jules Verne vein of "Around the World In 80 Days," but on a slightly more modest scale.

The Aeronauts

"The Aeronauts" is in the Jules Verne vein of "Around the World In 80 Days," but on a slightly more modest scale.

from Film Reviews

The new film version of ‘Little Women,’ like the book, tells the story of the four March sisters, coming of age in 1860’s Massachusetts.

How Greta Gerwig channeled her inner Jo March to make ‘Little Women’

The new film version of ‘Little Women,’ like the book, tells the story of the four March sisters, coming of age in 1860’s Massachusetts.

from The Business

NBC has another problem on its hands. This time it’s not in the news division, but on the broadcast side with "America’s Got Talent."

Hollywood news banter: ‘America’s Got Talent's’ got problems

NBC has another problem on its hands. This time it’s not in the news division, but on the broadcast side with "America’s Got Talent."

from The Business

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Just Mercy from Warner Bros. Pictures. We hope to see you there!

KCRW Partner Screening: Just Mercy

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Just Mercy from Warner Bros. Pictures. We hope to see you there!

Our critics review “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” about forbidden love between a painter and her subject, who’s also a woman; “The Aeronauts,” about a real-life British scientist who…

Critic: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ makes tropes of trashy romance novels unbearably real

Our critics review “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” about forbidden love between a painter and her subject, who’s also a woman; “The Aeronauts,” about a real-life British scientist who…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

NBC is in trouble again.

'America's Got Talent' has problems

NBC is in trouble again.

from Hollywood Breakdown