Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Film critic David Edelstein and TV critic David Bianculli sit down with Terry Gross to discuss the best (and worst) of 2015.
Not only do the characters of McKay's new film foresee and warn about the collapse of the global economy — they make money off of it. McKay calls the movie "a traumedy" — a mixture of tragedy and comedy. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews 'Have Moicy 2.'
The directors talk about their new stop-motion animated film 'Anomalisa,' an existential love story about loneliness and disconnection — performed by puppets. Kaufman and Johnson discuss the challenges of choreographing puppets in everything from walking to a sex scene. Also, Lloyd Schwartz reviews the Blu-ray release of the 1955 production of 'Peter Pan' on NBC.
The Oscar-winning actress talks about portraying QVC Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano in David O. Russell's new film, 'Joy.' Lawrence also talks about being discovered at 14, learning archery for 'The Hunger Games,' and her decision to address the pay gap in Hollywood.
Long before director Cary Fukunaga made a name for himself with 'Jane Eyre' and HBO's 'True Detective,' he began work on a film about child soldiers in Africa. More than a decade later, 'Beasts of No Nation' is out on Netflix. Then, David Edelstein reviews 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Also, Andrew Haigh's new film '45 Years' is about a married couple whose relationship is thrown into crisis just before their 45th anniversary party. Haigh also directed 'Weekend' and is the executive producer of the HBO series 'Looking.'
'Son of Saul,' set in a Nazi death camp in 1944, won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Director László Nemes and star Géza Röhrig join us. Music critic Ken Tucker shares his Best of 2015 list.