A concentration camp survivor seeks a reunion with the husband who may have betrayed her in a new film set in post-war Berlin. Critic David Edelstein calls Phoenix a "morbidly romantic drama."
This week brings two summer movies into our field of vision: an unconventional romantic comedy and a shrunken (in the good way) superhero adventure.
It's not really hotel. It's a van, parked on the East River. But it's cheap.
The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Southpaw," a new movie about a boxing champion starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Just For Laughs, the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world, is underway in Montreal. We'll find out who's new, who's returned and learn about some surprise hits.
Director Christian Petzold sets his thrillers in critical periods of German history. Phoenix follows a concentration camp survivor returning to 1945 Berlin.
The film adaptation of YA superstar John Green's novel is an uneven but intermittently affecting story about a disappearing girl and the boy who looks for her.
In the story of a struggling boxer, Gyllenhaal undergoes a physical transformation that's more and more common for actors in a superhero-driven world.
Julia Pierpont's debut novel opens with a young girl's discovery of her father's infidelity. Maureen Corrigan says that what follows is so unexpected and tense that it's a "fresh pleasure to read."
Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.
Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.
Jesse Ball's A Cure For Suicide is a poignant psychological dystopia about dealing with painful memories and the true price of starting over.
True or false — Ho Chi Minh invented Boston Cream Pie?
In this final round, it's not all about you--in fact, it's all about "M-E." In honor of our visit to the Show Me State, every answer begins with these two letters.
Author Curtis Sittenfeld talks about her new book Entitled, and gets quizzed on the many differences (AND similarities!) between Pride and Prejudice and E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
What combination of words forms the answer to the clue, "I like to change the places of everything on the back part of the stove"? Rearrange and "rear range"...obviously.
We love our anagrams--this time, we're going a bit easier on our contestants and anagramming only the last word of well-known TV shows.
D'oh! You might be facepalming during this game, in which we give the Homer Simpson treatment to celebrities whose names end with the syllable "oh."
The airwaves of the 90s were full of one-hit wonders, and in this music game, we're paying homage to some of them--specifically, the ones that had a single word as a title.
In this game, we challenge our contestants to identify famous films by their "bookends"-- their first and last lines.