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Rape Allegations Against Actor-Director Nate Parker Resurface

The Birth of a Nation director is facing controversy after details about his acquittal of sexual assault resurfaced recently. NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the case with Variety reporter Brent Lang.

YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

Morris From America debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The buzzed-about movie stars actor Markees Christmas as a 13-year-old hip-hop loving American who moves to Germany with his father.
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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Author Graham Moore

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Imitation Game" is out with a new historical thriller, also headed for Hollywood. His novel reimagines the dramatic legal battle over the invention of the lightbulb. Graham Moore on bringing history to life on the big screen.


Kids' Movies Stand Out This Summer

In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.

Kenny Baker, Actor Who Played R2-D2, Dies At 81

Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died after a long illness at the age of 81. We look back at the 3' 8" actor and the role that made him famous.

'Star Wars' Actor Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Has Died

Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.

Meryl Streep's Singer Has Delusions Of Adequacy In 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

In her latest role, Streep plays a real-life laughingstock who fancied herself an opera singer.

Robbers And Rangers Collide In 'Hell Or High Water'

Two masked robbers clean out small branches of a Texas bank in David Mackenzie's new neo-Western. Critic David Edelstein calls Hell or High Water a work of "broad scale and deep feeling."

A Is For August And Animation. 3 Animated Movies Debut This Month

Renee Montagne talks to Crystal Bell of MTV News, who walks us through this month's animated films: Pete's Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings and a more adult animated film, Sausage Party.

'It's A Playground': Meryl Streep On Acting With Abandon

In her new film, Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite who didn't let her less-than-great voice stop her from becoming an opera singer. Streep says she can relate to that kind of passion.