movies en In A 'Miraculous Year' For Movies, Edelstein Picks His Favorites "It was a miraculous year," film critic David Edelstein tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. At a time when Hollywood is churning out Blockbusters and superhero movies that are guaranteed to make money at home and overseas, "it's really great when so many interesting movies, somehow or other, manage to bleed through," he says. " ... You really feel as if directors are taking chances in their storytelling. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:16:00 +0000 editor 24074 at In A 'Miraculous Year' For Movies, Edelstein Picks His Favorites 'Instructions Not Included' Also Skimps On Laughs <p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:53:10 +0000 Luis Clemens 18212 at 'Instructions Not Included' Also Skimps On Laughs Falling For Autumn Movies If you just look at the box office grosses, rather than the bottom line, you'd swear Hollywood was closing the books this weekend on a sensational summer — more than $4.5 billion in the till, a couple of hundred million dollars higher than any summer on record.<p>The hitch is how much the film industry spent to achieve those grosses, with bank-busting blockbusters failing right and left — <em>After Earth</em> costing $130 million and barely grossing half that, <em>Pacific Rim</em>'s producers spending $190 million (not counting advertising) and struggling to collect $100 million at the box off Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:38:12 +0000 Bob Mondello 17786 at Falling For Autumn Movies "Shane" Comes Back, On Blu-ray <p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:06:10 +0000 Nathan Cone 16699 at "Shane" Comes Back, On Blu-ray Mozart's Starring Role In 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' <em>Sunday Bloody Sunday </em>is one of those films that lets you into the lives of believable, complicated characters. A handsome, self-centered young artist played by the actor/rock singer Murray Head is having simultaneous affairs with both an older woman (played with infinitely nuanced self-irony by Glenda Jackson) and an older man, a Jewish doctor (the touching Peter Finch), two intelligent adults who have mutual friends and even know each other slightly. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:23:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 4356 at Mozart's Starring Role In 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' Soundtrack/Movie Review: "Hitchcock" <p>Alfred Hitchock was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, but he also had a dark side. A deeper reading of his films reveals some of Hitch’s hidden obsessions, including: murder, sex, and love. Throughout his career, Hitchcock was aided by the unseen hand of his wife, Alma Reville, who often served as the director’s sounding board and sometime editor.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 04:55:36 +0000 Nathan Cone 3013 at Soundtrack/Movie Review: "Hitchcock" Blu-ray Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians <p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:44:57 +0000 Ryan Steans 2378 at Blu-ray Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Interview: Author J.B. Kaufman on "The Fairest One of All" <p>“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” may not have been the first animated film, but as author and film historian J.B. Kaufman points out, Walt Disney “completely redefined the concept of what an animated feature could be” with his 1937 film, celebrating 75 years this December.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:57:30 +0000 Nathan Cone 1970 at Interview: Author J.B. Kaufman on "The Fairest One of All" John Williams' Inevitable Themes For more than 50 years, <a href="" target="_blank">John Williams</a>' music has taken us to <a href="" target="_blank">galaxies far, far away</a> through adventures <a href="" target="_blank">here on earth</a>, made us feel <a href="" target="_blank">giddy joy</a> and occasionally <a href="" target="_blank">scared us to death</a>.<p>He might be the most recognized contemp Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:30:43 +0000 Jeff Lunden 1603 at John Williams' Inevitable Themes KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Film Scores <p></p><p>This month, KPAC is celebrating thirty years of broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy, that help shape the sound of your classical oasis.</p><p>As the curator of Texas Public Radio’s film series, Cinema Tuesdays, I spend a lot of my free time enjoying movies, and their soundtracks.&nbsp; Soundtracks make up a small but important section of our library at KPAC. Because we connect to movies on such a personal level, film scores often come with built-in emotional attachment. Below is a list of some of my favorites. While this is by no means a ‘best of’ list, these are the records I enjoy spinning most often on my CD player and iPod. I created a Spotify&nbsp;list, linked below, so you can listen to all of the tracks in a playlist, and in the article, each track is linked to Amazon when available so you can download a song or album for yourself. Have fun listening!</p><p><a href="">Click here to listen to the list on Spotify</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 04:11:42 +0000 Nathan Cone 1450 at KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Film Scores