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The Movie Susan Sarandon Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Susan Sarandon could watch John Ford's classic film The Grapes of Wrath a million times. "Something about this film resonated in a way that made its mark somewhere in my imagination and my soul," she says.
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'The Revolutionary': An Unrequited Love For China

Sidney Rittenberg is one of the only American citizens to have joined the Chinese Communist Party. Though he was imprisoned for 16 of his 35 years in China, he still regards Chairman Mao as both hero and criminal.
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Home Video Review: Universal's 'Classic Monsters' Collection

Bob Mondello looks at a new eight-disc collection that revisits classic creepy characters from Frankenstein's monster to Dracula.
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'The Sessions': Sex, Comedy And Something More

Writer Mark O'Brien spent most of his life in an iron lung. He was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, and now his story is told again in the semi-fictionalized feature The Sessions. Critic David Edelstein reviews the story of how one man lost his virginity — and found out how to love.
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Family Secret Comes To Light In 'The Flat'

The flat is an apartment in Tel Aviv belonging to the grandmother of director Arnon Goldfinger. When she dies at 98, seven decades after emigrating from Germany, the entire family gathers to decide how to dispose of her possessions. Everything changes with a shocking discovery of a virulently pro-Nazi newspaper.
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'Twisted Twin' Sisters Hope To Re-Invent Horror

It's the season for horror films, and one that is making the rounds of festivals called Scream Fest and Fright Fest is American Mary. The film is directed by twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska who specialize in horror films made without heavy dependence on CGI. In their latest film, they explore ideas about women's bodies as well as blood and gore.

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