'The Worst Person in the World' takes millennial angst to an exquisite new level
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Copyright 2022 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Our film critic, Justin Chang, has a review of the new Norwegian film "The Worst Person In The World." Its star, Renate Reinsve, won the best actress prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and the film has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for best international feature. Here's Justin. JUSTIN CHANG, BYLINE: Two of the best movies I've seen in recent months have focused on the inner lives of restless, rudderless women in their 20s. You may have already seen "Licorice Pizza," in which Alana Ha ..read more
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From comedy to drama, 'Gilded Age' co-star Christine Baranski always finds her voice
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DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Our guest, Christine Baranski, is co-starring in the new HBO series "The Gilded Age," which is set in the 1880s in New York City. She plays Ada (ph), a society matron who despises the newly wealthy people moving into her Fifth Avenue neighborhood. In this scene, she and her sister Agnes (ph), played by Cynthia Nixon, receive a letter from their niece, who's recently discovered she's penniless after her father died. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE GILDED AGE") CYNTHIA NIXON: (As Ada Brook) What does she say? CHRISTINE BARANS ..read more
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Remembering 'WKRP in Cincinnati' actor Howard Hesseman
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Copyright 2022 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Howard Hesseman, the actor best known for playing a radio DJ on "WKRP In Cincinnati," died Saturday in Los Angeles due to complications from colon surgery. He was 81. In the 1960s, Hesseman performed in the San Francisco improv troupe The Committee, which regularly performed at anti-war and civil rights demonstrations. He had many minor roles in film and TV, including playing a hippie on "Dragnet," before landing the part on "WKRP In Cincinnati," which aired from ..read more
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'Succession' actor Brian Cox can't defend Logan Roy, but he can relate to him
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Scottish actor Brian Cox says Logan Roy, the ruthless business tycoon he plays on the HBO series Succession , is one of the most extraordinary roles he's ever taken. The patriarch in a family-run conglomerate that includes a conservative cable news network and a cruise line, Logan has little regard for ethics or morality. "I don't defend Logan in any way," Cox says. "One of the jobs as an actor is we cannot judge our characters. He is a misanthrope [who] is very disappointed with the human experiment." Cox says he can relate to the anger his character feels: "I have, personally, a lot of anger ..read more
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'To Paradise' is an inspired and vivid puzzle that doesn't quite come together
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Attorney Laura Coates has witnessed the dissolution of voting rights first hand
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As a Department of Justice attorney charged enforcing voting rights during the Obama administration, Laura Coates says she saw countless ways in which the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was being undermined. "People went to great lengths to try to engage in voter intimidation, whether it meant trying to move polling places to known Klan locations [or] changing or attempting to change the Election Day practices," she says. "Jurisdictions ... would try to advertise their elections on a different day than Election Day on Spanish language [radio] stations." Coates saw voter rolls being purged, and inst ..read more
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Fresh Air Weekend: Sidney Poitier; Nicole Kidman
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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'Fresh Air' remembers screen legend Sidney Poitier: The Oscar-winning actor starred in films like In the Heat of the Night and To Sir, With Love, and helped pave way for other Black actors in Hollywood. He died Jan. 6. Originally broadcast in 2000. Nicole Kidman says being an indoor kid and a bookworm ..read more
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Remembering Oscar-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman
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Remembering director Peter Bogdanovich, chronicler of Hollywood's golden age
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'Reframed' revisits Marilyn Monroe's life and legacy, from an all-women point of view
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The year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe , one of cinema's most iconic, examined and enduring sex symbols. To commemorate the occasion, CNN is rolling out the new four-part documentary series, Reframed: Marilyn Monroe, which takes a very different, and original, approach to its subject. During her career, and for decades after her death, Marilyn was objectified, scrutinized and judged — mostly by male writers, biographers and historians. The 1973 book, Marilyn: A Biography, paired a skeevy, sexist essay by Norman Mailer with pictures of the actress taken by photo ..read more
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