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'Our Brand Is Crisis' Stalls And Stumbles

The political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis stars Sandra Bullock as an American campaign strategist hired to work for a Bolivian presidential candidate. Critic Kenneth Turan has this review.

It's Astounding ... Time Is Fleeting ... And 'Rocky Horror' Is 40

Critic Bob Mondello has been doing the Time Warp longer than anyone: He saw the Rocky Horror Show onstage in London, before it became a movie, and now he reflects on 40 years of midnight madness.

Film Shines A 'Spotlight' On Boston's Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

A new movie chronicles the team of journalists who uncovered the clergy sex abuse scandal in Boston. Director Tom McCarthy and former Globe editor Walter Robinson join Fresh Air to discuss Spotlight.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 29, 2015

Dance and music are used to explore ancestral origins and impact. Then on Saturday, you can get geared up for Halloween fun with a matinee of a spooky silent movie.


'Birth Of A Race': The Obscure Demise Of A Would-Be Rebuttal To Racism

The Birth of a Nation, a Ku Klux Klan-glorifying epic, was America's first blockbuster film. It was also the spark for Emmett J. Scott, a black filmmaker who hoped to answer with a vision of his own.

Maureen O'Hara, Hollywood's 'Queen Of Technicolor,' Dies At 95

The Irish-American actress, known for her cascading red hair and sea-green eyes and who often starred opposite John Wayne, passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho, Saturday.

Bill Murray Talks The 'Kasbah' — And The Merits Of A Life Lived Phoneless

In Rock the Kasbah, he plays a tough-luck talent agent who finds a special voice in Afghanistan. In real life, the agentless Murray found something else after losing a phone: a "vacation from myself."

From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

When Everything's Gory, What's Scary?

As Halloween approaches, Pop Culture Happy Hour visits All Things Considered for a talk with hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish about scary things.

The Bonnets Come Off In 'Suffragette'

Screenwriter Abi Morgan's new movie focuses on the working-class women who fought for votes in the U.K. before World War I. She tells NPR she had no intention of making a polite British costume drama.