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Hope Fades in Ukraine Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Friday, May 02, 2014

Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors ...

Travel And Discovery, For 'Ida' And The Filmmaker Who Watches Her

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Director Pawel Pawlikowski traces, with visuals reminiscent of silent film, the story of a woman who learns that her history is not everything she thought it might be.

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From A Single Snowplow To A Tragicomic Partnership

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The new film Whitewash finds Thomas Haden Church playing a man whose unfortunate accident with his snowplow reveals an entire off-kilter relationship.

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Such A Lovely Couple, If Only The Supervillains Would Leave Them Alone

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Marc Webb's latest superhero sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, brings an utterly charming Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone to a film wildly overstuffed with villains, plots, and even more backstory.

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Morning Edition

'Ida': A Young Woman's Search For Identity In 1962 Poland

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis.

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Soundcheck

Tori Amos Plays Live; John Turturro On 'Fading Gigolo'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In a live performance, singer and pianist Tori Amos previews songs from her new album. John Turturro talks about the music that fueled his new film "Fading Gigolo," co-starring Woody Allen.

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All Things Considered

Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, after a bout with pneumonia. The skilled character actor starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and received an Oscar nomination for Mona Lisa.

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British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

He was best known for films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa. Hoskins' agent said the actor died Tuesday from pneumonia.

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The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

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New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

Monday, April 28, 2014

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Iverson on 'Iverson'

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NBA legend rose from a childhood of crushing poverty to become an 11-time All-Star. Hear a conversation with Allen Iverson and Stephen A. Smith on the new documentary, Iverson.

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'Walking With The Enemy': An Occupation Poorly Rendered

Sunday, April 27, 2014

While the Nazi occupation of Hungary is a story rich with possibility for storytelling, the ham-handed melodrama Walking With The Enemy is considerably less than it deserves.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Artist Ralph Steadman: A Nice Man, For A Pictorial Assassin

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A documentary about the British artist, known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's work, asks how such a warm and generous man could make such scary drawings.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Becoming a Mensch: The Astounding Life of Shep Gordon

Saturday, April 26, 2014

WNYC
The veteran music manager famously got punched in the face by Janis Joplin and smoked a lot of pot with Willie Nelson. 

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Ron Howard: I Would Like to Return to Acting

Saturday, April 26, 2014

WNYC
The filmmaker whose career spans more than 50 years talks to Brian Williams about directing, acting and reinventing the movie business.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Growth of Short Content

Saturday, April 26, 2014

WNYC
     

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Shooting and Scoring

Friday, April 25, 2014

WNYC
    

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'Brick Mansions,' 'The Other Woman,' and Movie Therapy

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about revenge, as Rafer and Kristen review "Brick Mansions" and "The Other Woman." "Brick Mansions" centers on a good cop (Paul Walker) who's out to kill the man who murdered his father. "The Other Woman" centers on several women (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton) who've all been wronged by the same man, and set out to punish him. Additionally, Rafer and Kristen administer some Movie Therapy to a listener who needs help with an upcoming journey. And, as always, there's trivia!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Pawel Pawlikowski

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pawel Pawlikowski talks to guest host Jonathan Capehart about writing and directing the film “Ida,” set in Poland in 1962.

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