Arts

Writer-director Cord Jefferson joins “The Treatment” to break down his multi-Oscar-nominated, feature film debut “American Fiction.”

from The Treatment

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green shares the deep understanding he gained about reggae lore through the process of making the biopic “Bob Marley: One Love.”

from The Treatment

Daniel Dae Kim reflects on feeling profoundly represented as an Asian American by the 1961 film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim celebrates the cultural and personal importance of Flower Drum Song

Daniel Dae Kim reflects on feeling profoundly represented as an Asian American by the 1961 film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song.

from The Treatment

Plus, a Mickey Mouse clapback as the Disney proxy war wages on.

Peak TV is dead, says FX’s John Landgraf. Long live peak TV?

Plus, a Mickey Mouse clapback as the Disney proxy war wages on.

from The Business

How a 700-page biography became a three-hour, R-rated depiction of “people talking in rooms” that swept the 2024 Oscar nominations.

How a 700-page biography became ‘Oppenheimer,’ with Christopher Nolan and author Kai Bird

How a 700-page biography became a three-hour, R-rated depiction of “people talking in rooms” that swept the 2024 Oscar nominations.

from The Business

The latest film releases are Bob Marley: One Love, Madame Web, Drift, and This is Me … Now.

Weekend film reviews: ‘Bob Marley: One Love,’ ‘Madame Web’

The latest film releases are Bob Marley: One Love, Madame Web, Drift, and This is Me … Now.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Critics review the latest film releases: “Bob Marley: One Love,” “Madame Web,” “Drift,” and “This is Me … Now.”

Weekend film reviews: ‘Bob Marley: One Love,’ ‘Madame Web’

Critics review the latest film releases: “Bob Marley: One Love,” “Madame Web,” “Drift,” and “This is Me … Now.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In “Filterworld,” author Kyle Chayka examines how algorithms built into apps like Instagram, Spotify, and Netflix dictate our choices and erode our individual taste.

‘Deadening rather than personal’: Algorithms are flattening art and culture

In “Filterworld,” author Kyle Chayka examines how algorithms built into apps like Instagram, Spotify, and Netflix dictate our choices and erode our individual taste.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At Typewriter Connection, Angelenos find an analog way to get their intimate thoughts out onto paper — without computers, smartphones, or even electricity.

Love comes and goes, but typewriters are forever

At Typewriter Connection, Angelenos find an analog way to get their intimate thoughts out onto paper — without computers, smartphones, or even electricity.

from KCRW Features

“Zone of Interest” director Jonathan Glazer speaks on the process of creating his thought-provoking new Holocaust film.

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer keeps committing to provocation

“Zone of Interest” director Jonathan Glazer speaks on the process of creating his thought-provoking new Holocaust film.

from The Treatment

Filmmaker Sam Pollard shares how exposure to jazz greats like John Coltrane and Horace Silver in his youth opened up worlds of creativity.

Filmmaker Sam Pollard speaks to the enduring allure of jazz

Filmmaker Sam Pollard shares how exposure to jazz greats like John Coltrane and Horace Silver in his youth opened up worlds of creativity.

from The Treatment

Eugene Hernandez took on the mantle of Sundance Film Festival director in 2022 and he’s here to break down the most promising debuts of Sundance ‘24.

Sundance director Eugene Hernandez’s insider insights

Eugene Hernandez took on the mantle of Sundance Film Festival director in 2022 and he’s here to break down the most promising debuts of Sundance ‘24.

from The Treatment

Foley artist Olivier Thys reveals which foods he uses to simulate the on-screen sounds of bones breaking and vampires biting necks.

‘Taste of Things’ Foley artist Olivier Thys reveals secrets of the sounds coming from the kitchen

Foley artist Olivier Thys reveals which foods he uses to simulate the on-screen sounds of bones breaking and vampires biting necks.

from Good Food

Another streamer? In this economy?

Disney’s Q1 earnings and… Hulu for sports?

Another streamer? In this economy?

from The Business

The latest film releases include The Taste of Things, Lisa Frankenstein, Skeletons in the Closet, and Suncoast.

Weekend film reviews: ‘The Taste of Things,’ ‘Lisa Frankenstein’

The latest film releases include The Taste of Things, Lisa Frankenstein, Skeletons in the Closet, and Suncoast.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Writer-director Ed Zwick recounts his “Glory” days and other stories in his new memoir, “Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions.”

Director Ed Zwick gets real in memoir ‘Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions’

Writer-director Ed Zwick recounts his “Glory” days and other stories in his new memoir, “Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions.”

from The Business

Reggie Watts and John Tejada (Wajatta) combine powers of cosmic improvisation and precision beat-crafting to bring the rave to KCRW HQ.

Wajatta: KCRW Live from HQ

Reggie Watts and John Tejada (Wajatta) combine powers of cosmic improvisation and precision beat-crafting to bring the rave to KCRW HQ.

from Live From

Women swept major category wins at the 66th Grammy Awards for the first time since 1998, but the Recording Academy still hasn’t put their #metoo issues behind them.

Grammys 2024: Women win big, but #metoo’s shadow still looms over Recording Academy

Women swept major category wins at the 66th Grammy Awards for the first time since 1998, but the Recording Academy still hasn’t put their #metoo issues behind them.

from KCRW Features

Recent Golden Globe winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph breaks down her methods and gives us a glimpse into what makes her such a compelling performer.

Golden Globe winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph keeps it 100

Recent Golden Globe winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph breaks down her methods and gives us a glimpse into what makes her such a compelling performer.

from The Treatment

The Amazon Prime series “Expats” is the latest in filmmaker Lulu Wang’s oeuvre to explore feeling like an outsider while trying to maintain a sense of home.

‘Expats’ director Lulu Wang can find ‘home in a bowl of broth’

The Amazon Prime series “Expats” is the latest in filmmaker Lulu Wang’s oeuvre to explore feeling like an outsider while trying to maintain a sense of home.

from The Treatment