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5 Sisters Struggle With The Shackles Of A Conservative Culture In 'Mustang'

Five Turkish teens are censured by a culture threatened by their burgeoning sexuality in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film. Critic John Powers says Mustang brims with "the zing and energy of life."
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'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.
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With Rich History And Tax Breaks, Berlin Lures American Filmmakers

Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, Homeland and Bridge of Spies were all shot on location in the German capital.
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'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.
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'We All Have To Do Something': Nina Jacobson On Diversifying Hollywood

No one knows the struggles and successes of women in Hollywood better than Nina Jacobson, the producer of the Hunger Games movies. NPR catches up with one of the most powerful women in the business.
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The Music Of 'Creed' Puts A Modern Character Into Rocky Balboa's World

When filmmaker Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Goransson went to work on Creed, they wanted to create an ambient, urban score like the one Goransson composed for Fruitvale Station. But they found they couldn't get away from the iconic theme Bill Conti composed for the original Rocky.
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High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.
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Not Just Another Boxing Movie. 'Creed' Has Cred

Creed is billed as a Rocky spinoff but it's actually something more interesting. It's a spiritual remake of the 1976 film that retells the original story in an unexpected and involving way.
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Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.
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Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

The price for the blue-and-white gingham pinafore that Judy Garland wore exceeded expectations at auction.

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