The veteran actor has played a Nazi-hunter, a vampire, a cowboy hitchhiker and the outlaw Jesse James. In his latest film, Brad Pitt plays the manager of baseball's Oakland A's. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross why the part interested him and what it's like to live life in the public eye.
George Lucas is out with a new action adventure movie about the real heroics of the African-American fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. They were charged with escorting bomber planes to their targets during World War II. Red Tails screenwriter John Ridley talks to Renee Montagne about the movie.
Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut adapts Shakespeare's Coriolanus, about a Roman general with his eye on political office. Critic David Edelstein says that in Fiennes' hands, the modern-day update makes for thrilling moviegoing.
NPR's Neda Ulaby reports that the division responsible for producing international films for Fox is stepping up its efforts to produce films that may not make much of a splash in the U.S., but make plenty of cash at home.
Gerardo Naranjo's gripping film about the Mexican drug war is Mexico's submission this year for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Critic John Powers says it deftly illuminates a society plagued with fear.
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