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'The Breakfast Club' At 30: '80s Classic Still Relatable Today

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Breakfast Club turned 30 this year. A look at the John Hughes-directed movie and how teenagers today can still relate.

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All Things Considered

Photography, Misery And Beauty In 'The Salt Of The Earth'

Friday, March 27, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Salt Of The Earth, a documentary directed by Wim Wenders about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

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Fresh Air

In 'While We're Young,' The Border Between Ridicule And Sympathy Is Thin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Noah Baumbach's new comedy is about a couple in their 40s who befriend 20-something hipsters and go wild. It gets off to a fun start, but two-thirds of the way through takes a surprising turn.

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A Photographer's Eye For Tragedy And Hope In 'Salt Of The Earth'

Friday, March 27, 2015

Celebrated director Wim Wenders tells the story of photographer Sebastio Salgado, whose essays on human tragedy have attracted both praise and criticism.

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All Things Considered

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The filmmaker of Going Clear, which is critical of the church, says the documentary treats the dangers of "blind faith." Scientology officials have hit back with their own public relations effort.

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Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Team Up To 'Get Hard'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The comedy about a one-percenter who believes he can only prepare for prison with the help of a black friend is utterly disposable, but more interesting than it could have been.

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Class Warfare Over Dinner In 'The Riot Club'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Danish director Lone Scherfig helms this story of posh young men descending to the depths of their worst selves.

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Married Without Children, But With Overgrown Adolescents

Thursday, March 26, 2015

While We're Young, director Noah Baumbach's best film since 2005's The Squid And The Whale, is equally skeptical of some of the flaws it finds in both youth and middle age.

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Radiolab

Quicksaaaand!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Long was it that quicksand gripped our hearts and imagination with fear. But these days, quicksand can't even scare an 8-year-old--why?

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Morning Edition

Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Monday, March 23, 2015

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.

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The Takeaway

It's Like The Hunger Games, But Much Worse

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about new beginnings...or more accurately, questionable recycling of stuff we already know. 
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Fresh Air

'Seymour': A Loving Portrait Of An Acclaimed Classical Pianist

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seymour: An Introduction is an inspiring new documentary by the actor Ethan Hawke. It's about Seymour Bernstein, who quit a successful concert career at the age of 50 to become a piano teacher.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' And Adapting Books

Friday, March 20, 2015

On this week's show, we read a book — specifically Nick Hornby's Funny Girl. We broaden out from there to film adaptations of books, and as always, we tell you what's making us happy this week.

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'Jauja': A Land Of Plenty, But Hard To Find

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Director Lisandro Alonso's Jauja is a beautiful film, says Tomas Hachard, that begins as a simple Western and expands beyond its apparent limitations.

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Don't Give Up Too Easily On The Scruffy 'Danny Collins'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Working in at least a little lower key than usual, Al Pacino plays an aging singer opposite a charming and practical woman played by Annette Bening.

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'The Gunman': The Tale Of A Do-Gooder Defined By His Pecs

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Director Pierre Morel, who also did the original Taken, introduces Sean Penn to similar middle-aged butt-kicker territory with a distinct lack of purpose.

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'Kumiko' Follows A Quest For A Film's Snowy Treasure

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, a young Japanese woman sets out in search of the ostensibly real buried treasure from the Coen brothers' Fargo.

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Morning Edition

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

Thursday, March 19, 2015

For years, an anonymous Syrian group has been posting short, simple films on the Internet featuring people opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But their films feature Syrians with every point of view, even including some who support the Assad regime. And they rarely show Syria's destruction or images of death. Charif Kiwan, a spokesperson for the group, calls such depictions undignified.

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On The Media

Share Your Thoughts on Cancer With OTM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tell us what you think about the language used to describe cancer, and how cancer is portrayed in movies. 
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All Things Considered

HBO Documentary 'The Jinx' Ends With Surprising Confession

Monday, March 16, 2015

In the bombshell finale Sunday night of HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx," the film's subject, Robert Durst, appeared to confess to several murders.

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