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A Polley Family Secret, Deftly Pieced Together

In a striking documentary, Sarah Polley turns the camera on her own family. The director and actor, known for films such as Away from Her and The Sweet Hereafter, was teased growing up about not looking like her actor father. At 27, she discovered that it wasn't a joke.
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Actress Regina King On Why She Loves 'The Sandlot'

The NPR series, 'Movies I've Seen A Million Times' features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching. Today, we will hear from actress Regina King, talking about 'The Sandlot.' King currently stars on the TV show 'Southland.'
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Gerwig, Baumbach Poke At Post-College Pangs

In Frances Ha, a 27-year-old (Greta Gerwig) navigates New York City — and the transition from prolonged adolescence to proper adulthood. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the script; they join Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about the project.
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The Movie Mark McKinney Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Writer-comedian Mark McKinney could watch Hayao Miyazaki's anime film My Neighbor Totoro a million times. "It still makes me laugh, it still makes me smile," he says.
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Luhrmann's 'Gatsby': Bracingly Novel

The movie is loud and obvious, but it's not a desecration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece. Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of The Great Gatsby is more like a cartoony Broadway musical version of Gatsby in which no one, alas, sings.
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At The Movies, A Swirl Of Style And Substance

Special effects date back to the dawn of film, but with today's tools moviemakers can put pretty much anything on-screen — which has NPR film critic Bob Mondello thinking about how movie style affects movie substance.

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