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Writer-director Aaron Sorkin on writing up to the edge of melodrama.

from The Treatment

In "Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg's character gets caught in a time loop and is forced to live the same day over and over again.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate one of the nation’s most effective and inspiring leaders.

‘MLK/FBI’ documentary looks at J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to discredit Martin Luther King Jr.

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate one of the nation’s most effective and inspiring leaders.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week there’s a sporty, slimy bonus for podcast listeners. Sports radio host Hayes Permar offers his take on the recent NFL game that aired on the kids’ channel Nickelodeon.

Podcast bonus: NFL on Nickelodeon

This week there’s a sporty, slimy bonus for podcast listeners. Sports radio host Hayes Permar offers his take on the recent NFL game that aired on the kids’ channel Nickelodeon.

from The Business

Nielsen released viewing numbers for the end of 2020, and looking at top 10 lists in the streaming world, Netflix dominated, though many of its most popular shows were not original…

The 2020 Nielsen streaming numbers are out and ‘The Office’ takes top spot

Nielsen released viewing numbers for the end of 2020, and looking at top 10 lists in the streaming world, Netflix dominated, though many of its most popular shows were not original…

from The Business

In the new Netflix movie “The Midnight Sky,” George Clooney plays the lone scientist left on an Arctic observatory after an unnamed disaster makes Earth uninhabitable.

‘It's devastating to watch the people's House being desecrated’: George Clooney on insurrection, plus film changes

In the new Netflix movie “The Midnight Sky,” George Clooney plays the lone scientist left on an Arctic observatory after an unnamed disaster makes Earth uninhabitable.

from The Business

That's how the hero of "The White Tiger" views his native India. The way you'll view the film is with rapt attention and great delight. It's really terrific.

Society as a rooster coop

That's how the hero of "The White Tiger" views his native India. The way you'll view the film is with rapt attention and great delight. It's really terrific.

from Film Reviews

Critics review “MLK/FBI,” a documentary about how Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Outside the Wire’: Unoriginal plot doesn’t do its great cast justice, suggests critic

Critics review “MLK/FBI,” a documentary about how Martin Luther King, Jr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nielsen released year-end streaming data for 2020, and more minutes were spent watching “The Office” on Netflix than any other show.

For most-streamed shows, ‘The Office’ on Netflix reigned supreme in 2020

Nielsen released year-end streaming data for 2020, and more minutes were spent watching “The Office” on Netflix than any other show.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Jamal Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi journalist and activist whose criticism of the kingdom’s royal family, specifically Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marked him for death.

‘The Dissident’ documentary: What led to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and what happened afterward

Jamal Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi journalist and activist whose criticism of the kingdom’s royal family, specifically Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marked him for death.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new documentary, “Assassins,” delves into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

‘The most diabolical masterminds’: Documentary director on how 2 women killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother

A new documentary, “Assassins,” delves into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.

Eugene Ashe: ‘Sylvie’s Love’

Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.

from The Treatment

Barry Gibb is the centerpiece of a new documentary about this family called “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” out now on HBO Max.

Bee Gees turned the underground gay and Black disco movement mainstream, then paid the price

Barry Gibb is the centerpiece of a new documentary about this family called “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” out now on HBO Max.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bryan Fogel’s latest documentary is “The Dissident,” now available on-demand.

When no distributors wanted Bryan Fogel’s new film ‘The Dissident,’ Tom Ortenberg stepped up

Bryan Fogel’s latest documentary is “The Dissident,” now available on-demand.

from The Business

Following the attack on the U.S.

Facebook dumps Trump, plus analysis of the ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ experiment

Following the attack on the U.S.

from The Business

A documentary called "The Reason I Jump" is a stirring new addition to the movie genre--best exemplified by "The Miracle Worker"--about disabled people who can't express what they're…

Brightening the Autism Spectrum

A documentary called "The Reason I Jump" is a stirring new addition to the movie genre--best exemplified by "The Miracle Worker"--about disabled people who can't express what they're…

from Film Reviews

George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building on…

KCRW Exclusive: George Clooney says Trump’s ‘name will now forever be associated with insurrection’

George Clooney exclusively told KCRW that President Donald Trump and his family will be put “into the dustbin of history” after a Trump-supporting mob besieged the Capitol building on…

from The Business

Critics review “Herself,” about an Irish mother who escapes her abusive husband and struggles to find affordable housing; “Pieces of a Woman,” about a young woman who suffers a tragic…

‘Vanessa Kirby's strong performance covers weaker spots in ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ says critic

Critics review “Herself,” about an Irish mother who escapes her abusive husband and struggles to find affordable housing; “Pieces of a Woman,” about a young woman who suffers a tragic…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facebook has banned President Trump, at least until his term is over. Twitter issued a 12-hour suspension of his account on Wednesday.

Facebook and Twitter go tough on Trump after US Capitol assault

Facebook has banned President Trump, at least until his term is over. Twitter issued a 12-hour suspension of his account on Wednesday.

from Hollywood Breakdown

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Emmy-award winning actor Jeff Daniels.

Jeff Daniels: ‘The Comey Rule’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Emmy-award winning actor Jeff Daniels.

from The Treatment