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In 'God's Pocket,' There's A Mad Man Behind The Camera

John Slattery stepped away from Mad Men for his directorial debut, God's Pocket, a film adapted from a 1980s novel. He discusses the anxieties of directing and the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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'Double': Double Toil And Trouble For Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg gives an acting master-class as a nebbishy office worker and his mysterious doppelganger in the dark, surreal new film The Double, based on a short story by Dostoevsky.
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'God's Pocket' Is Horrifying, Humanist And Heartbreaking

Many people will find God's Pocket depressing, but once you get past the despair and carnage it's full of life. In one of his last film roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as hapless Mickey Scarpato.
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Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.
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Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.
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The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.
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Two Italys Take A Road Trip In 'Il Sorpasso'

The 1962 comic drama follows two young men: one who smacks of Italy's joyless '50s and one who embodies the prosperity and recklessness of the '60s. The film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
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How A Disgraced Reporter Tested The Public's Trust In Journalism

New York Times rising star Jayson Blair was busted in spring 2003 for plagiarizing and making up stories. Filmmaker Samantha Grant's new documentary, A Fragile Trust, sheds light on the scandal.
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How To Make Your Idol Hate You, In One Unfunny Comedy Audition

Kurt Braunohler is now a successful working comedian, but for years he struggled to get work. In applying for one major role, he claimed that he could speak fluent German. That wasn't exactly true.
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Poland's Tumultuous History Never Straightforward In 'Ida'

Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.

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