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Heavy-Handed And Preachy, 'Good Kill' Misses Its Mark

Andrew Niccol's film follows an Air Force commander engaged in state-of-the-art drone warfare. Justin Chang says the movie feels more like "a series of talking points than a fully developed drama."
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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.
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'Mad Max' Reboot Is A 'Gorgeous, Scrap-Metal Demolition Derby'

NPR's Bob Mondello peers into the future and sees the apocalypse, which is to say, he reviews Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Souped-Up Vehicles And Road Warriors Reign In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

It has been 36 years since the first Mad Max film crash landed into theaters. David Edelsein says the forth installment of the series is "basically one long chase with ever more insane variables."
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The Women Pull No Punches In Fiery, Feminist 'Mad Max'

Mad Max: Fury Road reboots a testosterone-fueled franchise with some tough new female characters. Director George Miller says women were an organic element as he rethought the original movies.
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A Film Critic Gets Meta (As Does Ours) In 'The Film Critic (El Crítico)'

NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello trips down the rabbit hole as he reviews a film that's both a winning romance and a gentle wake-up call for reviewers who forget their role.
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Blythe Danner Lands First Leading Film Role In 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Blythe Danner about her new film, I'll See You In My Dreams. It is the 72-year-old's first leading role in a film.
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Filmmakers Launch Campaign To Complete Unfinished Orson Welles Film

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to producer Filip Jan Rymsza and director-actor Peter Bogdanovich about the 40-day crowdfunding campaign to complete The Other Side of the Wind.
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Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.
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An Indian Coming-Of-Age Trilogy, Restored To Its 'True Splendor'

Indian director Satyajit Ray first came to prominence in the '50s with the three films known as The Apu Trilogy. John Powers says that even half a century later, the films "still expand our horizons."

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