Blockbuster films delayed by the pandemic are now hitting the big screen. Among the first of the summer season is “In the Heights,” which opened Thursday in theaters and streams on HBO Max. As Jeffrey Brown reports, the modern-day musical…
By Jeffrey Brown, Jason Kane, Joshua Barajas
The latest selection for our “Now Read This” book club, Jessica Bruder’s “Nomadland,” documents a growing phenomenon in the country — a "wandering tribe" of seasonal workers. It has inspired a new movie of the same name. The film was…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
For “Minari,” writer and director Lee Isaac Chung drew on his memories of religion growing up in the south.
By Tommy Walters
A new film called “Minari” is an immigrant tale rarely portrayed. It features a Korean family in rural Arkansas, and it's already received major recognition, including a Golden Globe Award. Jeffrey Brown has the story of our arts and culture…
By Jeffrey Brown, Diane Lincoln Estes
Youn said she drew from her own experiences as a grandmother for the film, but also built the character of Soonja in "Minari" by relying on memories of her own great-grandmother, who was alive until Youn was 10 years old.
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.
By Anne Azzi Davenport, Jeffrey Brown
In her directorial debut, renowned actor Regina King's new film explores a 1960s gathering of four famous friends -- Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke, who debated their work and responsibilities as Black men. Jeffrey Brown takes…
By Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
“People have a desire to go outside the home and be entertained. That desire hasn’t changed but the ability to do that was profoundly limited.”…
By Jeffrey Brown
Even though most theaters remain closed, a regular lockdown conversation starter begins with “so what have you been watching?” Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times and Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post help Jeffrey Brown sort out the year’s…
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