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Filmmaker And Speech Pathologist Weigh In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe searches for the origin of the so-called "gay voice" and documents his own attempts (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay."
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Examining The War On Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film And Fiction

Two new works of art — the documentary film Cartel Land and the novel The Cartel — shine a light on the seemingly endless drug war in Mexico. John Powers says both works are bleak, but gripping.
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Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77

The legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven died in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was cardiac arrest.
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Out Of Broken English, A Film Crafts A Call For Classroom Repairs

Three high school students in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film that tackles a fierce debate: Should the teacher speak in English or the mother tongue? (This piece originally aired June 25, 2015.)
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From Early Failures To New 'Trainwreck,' Judd Apatow Gets Serious

It's an understatement to call the man busy. With a new book out, a movie due soon and another wrapping up on set, Apatow caught a breath and reflected on stumbling blocks, Freaks and Amy Schumer.
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'Amy' Is A Portrait Of An Artist Whose Life Goes Very Wrong

A new film by award-winning director Asif Kapadia explores the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the director about his film, which uses taped interviews and family videos to paint an intimate portrait of the late singer.
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Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Alan Rickman has had a rich career as an actor. For the first time in nearly two decades, Rickman is behind the camera for the movie A Little Chaos.
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In Search Of The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Movie

The Fourth of July is not just about fireworks. It's also about going to the movies. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Kofi Outlaw, editor at Screen Rant, about the movies out this weekend.
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Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.
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On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.

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