Review Arts & Life Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Cardi B; Ethan Hawke in First Reformed; Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; A24; Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America hide caption toggle caption Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; A24; Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America Cardi B; Ethan Hawke in First Reformed; Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; A24; Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America Every December, our critics look back on the books, movies, music and TV they loved — and this year, we've gathered all of those Fresh Air recommendations for you in one place. Below you can find Maureen Corrigan's book list, Justin Chang's movie list, David Bianculli's TV list and Ken Tucker's music list. You can also explore John Powers' annual "ghost list" the things he didn't get the chance to talk about on air — and find out what Geoff Nunberg chose as the "word … [Read more...] about ‘Fresh Air’ Favorites: Our Critics Pick 2018’s Best Books, Movies, Music And TV
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Review Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Black Panther, Roma, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Widows, A Star is Born and Eighth Grade all made NPR's favorite-movie list. (Top) Marvel Studios/Netflix/Universal Pictures; (bottom) 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./A24 hide caption toggle caption (Top) Marvel Studios/Netflix/Universal Pictures; (bottom) 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./A24 Black Panther, Roma, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Widows, A Star is Born and Eighth Grade all made NPR's favorite-movie list. (Top) Marvel Studios/Netflix/Universal Pictures; (bottom) 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./A24 At the movies, 2018 was the year of Black Panther, the year of more Incredibles and Avengers, more Star Wars and Mission: Impossible. But it was also the year of intimate stories of youth and love. It was the year of period pieces and fantasies, crushing tragedies and raucous comedies. Bob Mondello, Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon would never agree on a … [Read more...] about NPR’s Favorite Movies Of 2018
MICHAEL Douglas is an A-list star, thanks to his long career in Hollywood. He has hit the headlines earlier this year following allegations of sexual harassment, which he strongly denies - here's the lowdown on this famous actor... Who is Michael Douglas? What is her background? Michael Kirk Douglas, 73, was born September 25, 1944 and is an American actor and producer. His career has seen him star in a diverse range of films, both independent and blockbusters. He has received numerous awards for his work, which includes the Best Actor Oscar, Golden Globe for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Entertainment and the AFI Life Achievement Award. What are Michael's biggest films? Michael has scored numerous hits at the cinema, these include: Romancing the Stone (1984) Wall Street (1987) Fatal Attraction (1987) Basic Instinct (1992) Falling Down ( 1993) The Game (1997) Wonder Boys (2o00) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Behind the Candelabra (2013) Ant-Man (2015) What is … [Read more...] about How old is Michael Douglas, how long has he been married to wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, who’s his father Kirk and what are his hit movies?
If you consider the proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention,” you may be best able to understand what filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is trying to do with his new film, “Mother!”It will help you understand why he believes the exclamation point is necessary and why he felt it was necessary to make an art-house film that’s an allegory for what he sees as a dying world.The supposed synopsis: A couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) are living a tranquil existence in an isolated country estate that she is restoring while her husband, a poet with some past fame, attempts to overcome his writer’s block.Then strangers start showing up, and things change.But think about it this way: They are alone in what seems to be a paradise (Adam and Eve?) that the woman (Mother Nature?) is building, and their home is the Earth, a healthy and happy place until people overpopulate it and recklessly waste its resources.Of course, there’s also this: Is any of … [Read more...] about Movie review: ‘Mother!’ is disturbing freak-out of art meets activism
The profoundly strange new alien thriller “Annihilation,” in theaters Friday, is the latest installment in the smart-sci-fi resurgence we’ve been seeing at the movies over the past several years. These are examples of the genre that, like “2001” and “Stalker” before them, value ideas over action, think-think over bang-bang. These are films that challenge the viewer’s gray matter a bit more than the average blockbuster. Recent examples include “Arrival,” “Under the Skin” and “Annihilation” director Alex Garland’s previous film, “Ex Machina.”It’s been a good time to be a sci-fi fan. Here, then, are the 20 best sci-fi movies of the 21st century so far.Note: I’m not including movies from the “Star Wars” or Marvel franchises, as they clearly lean more fantasy than sci-fi. Though, as you’ll see, a few movies straddle the fence between genres, most of all my No. … [Read more...] about The 20 best sci-fi movies of the 21st century (so far)