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Bennett Miller On Making The True-Life Crime Film 'Foxcatcher'

Foxcatcher is about wealthy heir John du Pont who hosted Olympic wrestlers on his estate. The director talks about casting Steve Carrell, the challenge of filming wrestling scenes and his film Capote.

'Dumb And Dumber To' A Surprise Hit At The Box Office

This weekend's box office winner was Dumb And Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in a sequel to their 1994 hit. NPR pop culture blogger Linda Holmes says laziness isn't the only thing that brings old properties back to life.

Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero

The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.

Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

New Jersey radio station WFMU prides itself on radically open programming — like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

'Godfather' Mansion For Sale In Staten Island

The mansion featured in the The Godfather is on the market for nearly $3 million. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Joseph Profaci, the realtor who is selling the house.

Roger Moore: The Man With The Golden Life

Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.

'National Gallery' Offers A Lingering Look At Art

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's latest documentary takes audiences behind-the-scenes at London's National Gallery and delves into the stories being told in paintings. Wiseman tells NPR's Robert Siegel what he learned and how he goes about filmmaking.

Satirists Go Serious in 'Foxcatcher' And 'Rosewater' — And It Works

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two serious films based on real-life events — Foxcatcher, which stars comedian Steve Carrell, and Rosewater, directed by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.

'Foxcatcher': A Bloated True-Crime Story Based On Wealthy Heir John du Pont

The film is based on du Pont's fraught relationship with two Olympic wrestlers. Wealth isn't enough — his identity hinges on winning. It's a fascinating case study, but as drama, it's one sick joke.

Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater': The Serious Side Of Comedy

Written and directed by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, the film tells the true story of an American journalist covering Iran's 2009 election, who was detained and tortured by Iranian authorities.