NPR Film | Feb 07, 2014

'Lego Movie': A Goofy Toy Story That Genuinely Clicks

An order-loving businessman plans to destroy the Lego universe by permanently gluing all of its pieces together. Critic Joel Arnold says the film is a brash brand-merchandising exercise with a gratifyingly silly sense of creativity and play. (Recommended) By Joel Arnold   

Film Review | Feb 07, 2014

Middle-Aged And Divorced, 'Gloria' Takes On Life's Uncertainties

Gloria is a new film from Chile that centers on a late-middle-aged divorced woman whose life is full of ambiguity. She's played by Paulina Garcia, who won the top acting prize -- the Silver Bear -- at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, where the movie was a surprise hit. By David Edelstein   

Movies | Feb 04, 2014

Fools for Love: 5 to Watch

Cupid is quite capable of hitting his target in a dark movie theater. Here are our suggestions for where to get pricked this month. By Michael Fox   

Movies | Feb 02, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-Winner, Found Dead At 46

Citing law enforcement officials, multiple news outlets report that Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday. The acclaimed actor won an Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film Capote. By Scott Neuman   

NPR Film | Jan 31, 2014

At Home, With Mom And Her Murderous Beau

Adele (Kate Winslet) and her 12-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), end up sharing their home with an escaped felon (Josh Brolin) in Jason Reitman's overcooked melodrama. By Bob Mondello   

NPR Film | Jan 31, 2014

On Campus, Two Weary Souls Find A Spark To Kindle

At Middleton is far from the first film to make use of either the brief-encounter or the college-transition dramatic tropes — but sisters Vera and Taissa Farmiga in fine form, the film breathes some new life into the genre. By Ella Taylor   

NPR Film | Jan 17, 2014

A Churl Of A Squirrel, On The Make In The Big City

The animated comedy The Nut Job follows a selfish squirrel (Will Arnett) as he gets involved in a nut heist, makes some really corny jokes, and learns to cooperate with the other critters in his community. By Joel Arnold   

NPR Film | Jan 17, 2014

Jack Ryan Gets A Makeover, And A Quick Trip To Moscow

Tom Clancy's wonkish spy returns in a new thriller from Kenneth Branagh, with Star Trek's Chris Pine in the title role and the director playing a menacing Russian bad guy out to bring the U.S. to its knees. By David Edelstein   

Pop Culture | Jan 16, 2014

It's an Honor Just To Be Nominated

The Academy Award hopefuls, announced this morning, offer a few surprises and plenty of rooting interest. By Michael Fox   

NPR Film | Jan 10, 2014

In 'Osage County,' A Family Consuming Itself

The much-ballyhooed film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play has a mind-boggling cast and a bitterly funny script. Critic Ian Buckwalter says it can be so intimate and painful that you feel like you shouldn't be watching. By Ian Buckwalter   

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