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Three years ago Robert Eggers made his dark mark with a remarkable debut feature called "The Witch."

from Film Reviews

The new documentary ‘ The Cave ’ follows Syrian doctor Amani Ballour--a 30-year-old pediatrician and the country’s only female hospital manager.

from The Business

For years, the big studios have been self-censoring in an effort to get their films to play in China. Now, ‘South Park’ is confronting the issue of Hollywood and China head-on.

Hollywood news banter: ‘South Park’ pulls the dragon’s tail

For years, the big studios have been self-censoring in an effort to get their films to play in China. Now, ‘South Park’ is confronting the issue of Hollywood and China head-on.

from The Business

About 10 years ago, a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians for sport and covered it up by framing the victims.

Alexander Skarsgård on playing an Army captain who forces his platoon to murder civilians

About 10 years ago, a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians for sport and covered it up by framing the victims.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Jojo Rabbit,” from part-Jewish director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in this comedy; “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to the 2014 orginal film…

‘Jojo Rabbit’ finds absurd humor in the Holocaust

Our critics review “Jojo Rabbit,” from part-Jewish director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in this comedy; “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to the 2014 orginal film…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hollywood has been chasing Chinese money for years, and to do so, studios have been self-censoring themselves so that their movies can be played in the Communist country.

'South Park' going after China head-on

Hollywood has been chasing Chinese money for years, and to do so, studios have been self-censoring themselves so that their movies can be played in the Communist country.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Motherless Brooklyn

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Scotty Bowers died earlier this week. He was 96. He was a matchmaker of sorts in Hollywood.

Remembering Scotty Bowers, the ‘male madame to the stars’

Scotty Bowers died earlier this week. He was 96. He was a matchmaker of sorts in Hollywood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A history of drag, from Caligula to RuPaul

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

from Design and Architecture

This week, Disney Plus posted a super long Twitter thread listing all the content that'll come with its streaming service next month.

The battle for the kids

This week, Disney Plus posted a super long Twitter thread listing all the content that'll come with its streaming service next month.

from Screengrab

Think of something you love. Something you’re really passionate about; something that, at least in your mind, can either be done right or really wrong. Maybe it’s a sport? Or a recipe?

Seeing Beckett through a clown's eyes

Think of something you love. Something you’re really passionate about; something that, at least in your mind, can either be done right or really wrong. Maybe it’s a sport? Or a recipe?

from Opening the Curtain

KCRW invites you to a special screening of Avengers Endgame featuring a special pre-film conversation with award winning composer Alan Silvestri and KCRW's Chris Douridas.

KCRW Partner Screening: Avengers Endgame featuring special conversation with Alan Silvestri & KCRW's Chris Douridas

KCRW invites you to a special screening of Avengers Endgame featuring a special pre-film conversation with award winning composer Alan Silvestri and KCRW's Chris Douridas.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Think about "Parasite" as a home-invasion story unlike any other.

Parasite

Think about "Parasite" as a home-invasion story unlike any other.

from Film Reviews

Netflix has released season 2 of “  The Chef Show  ,” in which famed director Jon Favreau teams up with chef Roy Choi to explore food with renowned chefs and celebrity friends.   
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Jon Favreau and Roy Choi on making Season 2 of ‘The Chef Show’

Netflix has released season 2 of “ The Chef Show ,” in which famed director Jon Favreau teams up with chef Roy Choi to explore food with renowned chefs and celebrity friends.  …

from Good Food

If you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO NOW--and maybe a couple others--you may feel like your TV streaming plate is pretty full.

A deep dive on an industry in upheaval with analyst Rich Greenfield

If you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO NOW--and maybe a couple others--you may feel like your TV streaming plate is pretty full.

from The Business

In Ronan Farrow’s new book,  he alleges  that NBC News never aired his Harvey Weinstein reporting because the network was being held hostage by Weinstein and his allies, who claimed to…

Hollywood news banter: Explosive allegations against NBC News in Ronan Farrow’s new book

In Ronan Farrow’s new book, he alleges that NBC News never aired his Harvey Weinstein reporting because the network was being held hostage by Weinstein and his allies, who claimed to…

from The Business

The best style is truly timeless.

Jim Moore

The best style is truly timeless.

from The Treatment

Our critics review “Parasite,” from Korean director Joon-ho Bong, a poor family and a rich family who become entangled; “Gemini Man,” a thriller directed by Ang Lee and starring Will…

‘Parasite’ is possibly the best movie of the year, says critic

Our critics review “Parasite,” from Korean director Joon-ho Bong, a poor family and a rich family who become entangled; “Gemini Man,” a thriller directed by Ang Lee and starring Will…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill" is coming out soon, and already causing drama.

Ronan Farrow versus NBC News

Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill" is coming out soon, and already causing drama.

from Hollywood Breakdown