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Seeing The New 'X-Men'? Take Along A Teenager To Explain

Bob Mondello says X-Men: Days of Future Past is awesomely urgent and utterly forgettable all at once, but it'll leave you bouncing with excitement — if you can keep the multiple mutants straight.
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'The Immigrant': An Ellis Island Period Drama From James Gray

In the director's latest film, Marion Cotillard plays a Polish woman trying to free her sister from the island's infirmary and Joaquin Phoenix co-stars as a shady businessman.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Cinematographer Gordon Willis

Willis shot eight Woody Allen films and the entire Godfather trilogy. He died Sunday at 82. Willis spoke to Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2002.
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'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth

A new documentary making the rounds on college campuses is striking a chord with young Muslims. It depicts them drifting away from Islam and argues that mosques are to blame.
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For Actor Michael C. Hall, 'Cold In July' Is A Departure (Of Sorts)

In Cold in July, Michael C. Hall plays an ordinary guy whose life changes after an act of violence.
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'Foxcatcher' A Standout At Cannes Film Festival

Directed by Bennet Miller, Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carrell, is getting Oscar buzz. This is a straight dramatic role for Carrell. It tells the story of the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.
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Hits And Misses From Cannes Film Festival

The annual Cannes Film Festival is underway. Audie Cornish talks with Xan Brooks, a writer for The Guardian, about his favorite movies so far. He also notes some of the festival's bombs.
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Filmmaker Brings Light To Roma, Holocaust Victims Lost To History

Filmmaker Aaron Yeger tells the story of Roma Holocaust victims in the documentary A People Uncounted, and he joins the program to explain more.
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'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.
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Gordon Willis, Cinematographer Who Gave Woody Allen Films Their Look, Dies

He shot eight films with Woody Allen and was particularly known for his work on dark films of the 1970s, such as the Godfather series. Wills was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness" for his use of shadows.

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