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From The Theater To MI6: Sam Mendes On 'Skyfall'

Director Sam Mendes won critical acclaim and an Oscar for his first feature film, American Beauty. Now, he is taking on one of the most iconic cinematic franchises in the new James Bond film, Skyfall. He speaks with Renee Montagne about the experience.
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Bond Is Back And Living Up To His Reputation

Film's most iconic superspy is back in his 23rd movie, Skyfall, and the franchise's 50th-anniversary release doesn't disappoint, says NPR's Bob Mondello: With director Sam Mendes' sleek vision and a superb supporting cast, Skyfall may be one of the best Bond films to date. (Recommended)
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'Dangerous Liaisons' Gets A Far-East Makeover

With an eye on an international audience, this Shanghai-set adaptation of the 18th-century French novel focuses most of its energy on being visually appealing. Critic Mark Jenkins says the setting of the film isn't entirely justified — but it does serve as a glossily seductive distraction.
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'In Another Country,' A Chance To Explore The Self

Three separate narratives place three women named Anne in the same Korean beach town, where she'll face many of the same thematic issues. As Sam Stander explains, the film serves as a delightfully disorienting case study in human interaction. (Recommended)
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'Lincoln': A Great Emancipator, But Not Quite A Saint

Steven Spielberg's biographical drama portrays the 16th president of the United States as a conflicted leader not above twisting arms and exploiting the system to get the right thing done.

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