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'Birdman' Tracks A Comeback In (Seemingly) One Long Take

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Birdman is an entertainingly complicated jigsaw puzzle — in both storytelling and technique.
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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.
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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

Peña's fans, lamenting her death on Latino social media, expressed frustration that such a talented actress could not break away from stereotypical roles.
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Remembering When 'Mr. Smith' Came To Washington, 75 Years Ago

When Frank Capra's film, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington premiered at Constitution Hall on October 17, 1939, not everyone in Washington gave the movie two thumbs up.

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Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.
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'Citizenfour' Charts The Early Days Of Snowden's NSA Revelations

Melissa Block speaks with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras about her new film, Citizenfour that charts her meeting with Edward Snowden and his subsequent revelations about government surveillance.
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A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

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Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutiérrez.
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In Film, Women's Stories Break Through At Fall Festivals

Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.
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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.

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