Entertainment

Sean Wang’s Oscar-nominated short documentary, “Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó,” follows the daily lives of his two grandmothers who live together and care for each other.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review the latest film releases: “Drive-Away Dolls,” “About Dry Grasses,” “Perfect Days,” and “Io Capitano.”

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Filmmaker and war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov shares how an Associated Press assignment in war-torn Ukraine led to his devastating Oscar contender for Best Documentary.

Mstyslav Chernov on Oscar-nominated Ukraine war doc, ‘20 Days in Mariupol’

Filmmaker and war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov shares how an Associated Press assignment in war-torn Ukraine led to his devastating Oscar contender for Best Documentary.

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Plus, how “Madame Web” is symptomatic of Sony’s much bigger superhero problem.

Fubo files $1B lawsuit against ‘Spulu.’ What will a judge think?

Plus, how “Madame Web” is symptomatic of Sony’s much bigger superhero problem.

from The Business

What happens to food reality show contestants once the cameras stop rolling?

For reality show cooking contestants, success doesn't magically materialize once the cameras stop rolling

What happens to food reality show contestants once the cameras stop rolling?

from Good Food

The latest film releases include Drive-Away Dolls, About Dry Grasses, Perfect Days,  and Io Capitano.

Weekend film reviews: ‘Drive-Away Dolls,’ About 'Dry Grasses’

The latest film releases include Drive-Away Dolls, About Dry Grasses, Perfect Days, and Io Capitano.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Five years ago, Saturday Night Live fired comedian Shane Gillis after revelations that he made racist and homophobic jokes on his podcast.

Shane Gillis returns to host SNL 5 years after firing

Five years ago, Saturday Night Live fired comedian Shane Gillis after revelations that he made racist and homophobic jokes on his podcast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In “Island in Between,” Leo Chiang explores how residents in Taiwan feel about the country’s relationship with China and the United States.

‘Island in Between’: Taiwan is torn between US and China

In “Island in Between,” Leo Chiang explores how residents in Taiwan feel about the country’s relationship with China and the United States.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Where to watch feminist porn? Do women actually like roleplay? Holly Randall, host of the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, talks porn literacy and shares her hot takes on porn tropes.

Need alternatives to Pornhub? Holly Randall wants to show you the way

Where to watch feminist porn? Do women actually like roleplay? Holly Randall, host of the Holly Randall Unfiltered podcast, talks porn literacy and shares her hot takes on porn tropes.

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High-society women in 1960s New York, known as the Swans, befriended writer Truman Capote until his tell-all in Esquire. Their saga is depicted in Ryan Murphy's series “Feud.”

‘Feud’ examines relationship between writer Truman Capote and New York society women

High-society women in 1960s New York, known as the Swans, befriended writer Truman Capote until his tell-all in Esquire. Their saga is depicted in Ryan Murphy's series “Feud.”

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

Cord Jefferson’s ‘American Fiction’ examines a wild fumble for creative freedom

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.”

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ director Reinaldo Marcus Green earns the family’s blessing

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

“The ABCs of Book Banning” is an Oscar-nominated short documentary about the recent push by conservative states and school districts to ban books about race and gender identity on…

Reading is freedom of speech, says ‘ABCs of Book Banning’ director

“The ABCs of Book Banning” is an Oscar-nominated short documentary about the recent push by conservative states and school districts to ban books about race and gender identity on…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

The Oscar-nominated short documentary “The Barber of Little Rock” follows Arlo Washington, a barber who is trying to close the wealth gap in the city.

Oscar nominee ‘Barber of Little Rock’ exposes wealth gap in US

The Oscar-nominated short documentary “The Barber of Little Rock” follows Arlo Washington, a barber who is trying to close the wealth gap in the city.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

True crime TV went from humble beginnings to global fame. Why are audiences so drawn to “America’s Most Wanted” and “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?”

True crime TV: ‘Chicken soup for the soul’ that’s predicated on violence

True crime TV went from humble beginnings to global fame. Why are audiences so drawn to “America’s Most Wanted” and “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand