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'Mad Max' Director George Miller: The Audience Tells You 'What Your Film Is'

Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road "endures in some way."
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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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In 'Rams,' 2 Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.
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Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.
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Movie Review: 'Hail, Caesar!'

Joel and Ethan Coen — better known as the Coen Brothers — have brought moviegoers some of the most distinctive, quirky movies of the last three decades. They are back in theaters with: Hail, Caesar!
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Coen Brothers Spoof Old Hollywood, With Mixed Results, In 'Hail, Caesar!'

The new period comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen takes place backstage at a 1950s Hollywood studio. Reviewer David Edelstein says that despite flashes of brilliance, the film "feels thin."
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Journalist James Foley's Beheading By ISIS Told In HBO's 'Jim'

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Brian Oakes about his documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Foley was a correspondent in Syria when he was abducted by ISIS.
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In The Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

Sundance may be just one part of a much bigger puzzle, but filmmakers of color say it has an important role to play.
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The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

Critic Bob Mondello has never been to Iowa, but he learned a lot about the state from The Music Man. The classic American musical follows a travelling salesman who finds himself in River City, Iowa.
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Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children. No Más Bebés airs tonight on PBS.

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