Benjamin Ree

director, “The Painter and the Thief”

Benjamin Ree on KCRW

Five years ago, a down-on-his-luck drug addict and an accomplice stole a pair of paintings from an art gallery in Norway. They were in full view of surveillance cameras.

‘The Painter and the Thief’: Documentary about an unlikely friendship

Five years ago, a down-on-his-luck drug addict and an accomplice stole a pair of paintings from an art gallery in Norway. They were in full view of surveillance cameras.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

In Hollywood, merger mania continues, this time with a tech twist. Amazon is buying the storied MGM Studios, and the library of 4,000 movies and TV shows that comes with it.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Actor and comedian Eric André on how free jazz inspires his prank comedy.

from The Treatment

Earlier in his career, Hugh Grant played the charming lead in romantic comedies.

from The Business

The grand experiment that was AT&T’s ownership of WarnerMedia is coming to an end. The phone company will spin off its WarnerMedia assets to the media giant Discovery.

from Hollywood Breakdown

News broke in May that AT&T would be spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

from Hollywood Breakdown

"A Quiet Place II" picks up where the original--the very original original--left off.

from Film Reviews

Critics review “ In the Heights ,” the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical, all about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City; “The…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Usually the simplest part of reviewing a movie is designating its genre.

from Film Reviews

Actor and producer, Michael B. Jordan on the video game “Rainbow Six” as inspiration for his newest role

from The Treatment