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A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.

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All Things Considered

Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.

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Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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All Things Considered

Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

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All Things Considered

Tense 'Eastern Boys': Cruising, and Bruising

Friday, February 27, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.

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The Takeaway

Con Artists, Bringing Back the Dead, and Vampires in their Downtime

Friday, February 27, 2015

In this week's podcast, there are a lot of heavy topics and lousy movies. But on the bright side, Jemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords fame, stops by to talk about his new film!  
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Fresh Air

'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Friday, February 27, 2015

In the film about a toxic Hollywood, John Cusack plays a self-help guru whose clients include Julianne Moore. It's full of anxious shoptalk and name dropping, druggy kids and druggier grown-ups.

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The Takeaway

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords on His New Comedy-Horror Mockumentary

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new mockumentary focuses on the less glamorous side of vampire life. Called "What We Do in the Shadows," Clement co-wrote, co-directed & stars in it with Oscar nominee Taika Waikiti.

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Morning Edition

Belfast Thriller '71' Combines Action And Emotional Authenticity

Friday, February 27, 2015

The film depicts Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971. It was a year when the Troubles, the bitter conflict between the Catholic IRA and the Protestant Loyalists, turned violent.

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'Wild Canaries' Considers How To Get (Carried) Away With Murder

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The breezy mashup of murder mystery and chatty Brooklynite relationship story has plot holes aplenty, but provides its share of laughs as well.

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A Disorienting But Electrifying Look At The Troubles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Director Yann Demange makes '71 an effective look at the Belfast of the early 1970s, even if viewers may find themselves uncertain at times of their narrative surroundings.

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In 'Focus,' A Con Movie Without Enough Of A Con

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Will Smith stars as a con man in Focus, which has fun with the small details of con artists and petty crime but stumbles when it comes to the big score.

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James Bond Meets His Match — The Roman Cobblestone

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Actor Daniel Craig reportedly hit his head when the Aston Martin he was driving during filming the 24th James Bond thriller encountered a loose sanpietrino, as the cobblestones in Rome are known.

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All Things Considered

'Brother's Keeper, 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Filmmaker Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.

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All Things Considered

The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Oscar Speeches Spotlight Income Inequality, Immigration And Incarceration

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winners used the Academy Awards platform to highlight issues close to their heart.

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All Things Considered

Oscars Highlights For Those Who Skipped (Or Fell Asleep)

Monday, February 23, 2015

For those of you who skipped the Oscars on Sunday night (or fell asleep during the nearly four-hour broadcast), let us fill you in on the highlights.

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Fresh Air

How The Man Behind The Trailers Sparks An Urge To See A Movie

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mark Woollen has created trailers for many Oscar-nominated films, including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and Birdman. He talks about how he crafts an audience's first glimpse of a film.

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