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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.
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Full Of Complexity And Ambivalence, 'American Sniper' Shows The Cost Of War

The film about a Navy SEAL whose service in Iraq made him a mythic figure has become a cultural lightning rod. But the squabbles are too simple for a low-key movie striking in its lack of stridency.
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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
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It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.
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At Sundance, 'Project Syria' Puts Viewers In Center Of Conflict

At the Sundance Film Festival, "Project Syria" places participants in Aleppo during a rocket blast and later in a Syrian refugee camp. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with project lead Nonny de la Pena.
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Behind The Oscars, An Academy Lacking Variety

Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are largely white, male and older than 60 years old. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about how the lack of diversity affects their decisions.
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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.
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At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."
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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has been a surprise hit at the box office. But as NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, some say the movie misrepresents Kyle and glorifies war.

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