Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.
It has been 36 years since the first Mad Max film crash landed into theaters. David Edelsein says the forth installment of the series is "basically one long chase with ever more insane variables."
Dutch artist Koert van Mensvoort has created a virtual restaurant to help us imagine a future when alluring beef, poultry and fish dishes can be concocted with in vitro techniques.
How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.
Affairs can completely rock a marriage. But psychotherapist Esther Perel says that while infidelity can shatter trust, it doesn't mean couples can't find a way to rebuild their relationships.
The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital."
Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust between conductor and orchestra, which he describes as a "miracle."
Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.
Mad Max: Fury Road reboots a testosterone-fueled franchise with some tough new female characters. Director George Miller says women were an organic element as he rethought the original movies.
A thriller directed by noted documentarian Amy Berg and written by Nicole Holofcener is stacked with plenty of talent, but it can't quite live up to the promise of its twisty-sounding plot.
More than 35 years after the release of the original Mad Max, a new chapter emerges, starring Charlize Theron in what Chris Klimek calls a doomsday reinvention like nothing since The Matrix.
Where the original college a cappella comedy felt fresh and unexpected, the overproduced sequel has the greasy fingerprints of commercial expectations all over it.
A new documentary looks at the history of quarantined Nazi propaganda films and considers the consequences of trying to keep them away from the public eye.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Blythe Danner about her new film, I'll See You In My Dreams. It is the 72-year-old's first leading role in a film.
NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello trips down the rabbit hole as he reviews a film that's both a winning romance and a gentle wake-up call for reviewers who forget their role.
Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch's new novel follows an Irish farmer in 1945, struggling against adversity. Critic Alan Cheuse says Lynch's prose is so gorgeous, it makes him want to give up writing.
In Southern California, the car is king, and traffic is queen. In this final round, every answer is a common phrase or proper name that contain a type of roadway.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.
In honor of the final episode of Mad Men, we consider some TV series' that ended in very bizarre ways.
In this game, we give a sentence with an overly literal misuse of a common business cliché, and you give us the cliché.