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The Good Dino-Score: Behind The Music Of Pixar's Latest

Writing music for The Good Dinosaur was a seven-month journey for brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna, not all of it glamorous.

'Mockingjay — Part 2' Ends The 'Hunger Games' Series With A Potent Anti-War Message

Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss in the final film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian Hunger Games novels. Critic David Edelstein says that the saga ends "less with a bang than a whimper."

Movie Review: 'Carol'

Director Todd Haynes has adopted a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel about a divorcing woman who meets a young shop assistant. It's a love story that stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

A Writer Gets Grilled By His 18-Year-Old Self In 'Later That Same Life'

In 1977, Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller filmed himself asking questions meant for his future self; 38 years later, he sat down to answer them. The resulting film looks like one seamless interview.

Laurie Anderson Reflects On Life And Loss In 'Heart Of A Dog'

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson talks to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her late dog, Lolabelle, her mother's death and the accident that nearly killed her. Anderson's new film is Heart of a Dog.

In 'Just Eat It,' Filmmakers Feast For 6 Months On Discarded Food

Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year — much of it still edible. So for a half-year, the two filmmakers behind Just Eat It vowed to eat nothing but food entering the waste stream.

In 'Good Dinosaur,' Director Peter Sohn Helps An Herbivore Conquer His Fears

Arlo the dinosaur is scared of a lot things, and that's something Sohn says he can relate to. "That test has been with me my whole life — trying to find ways to get through these little fears."

'Brooklyn' Chronicles The Heartache Of The Irish-American Immigrant Experience

Director John Crowley and actress Saoirse Ronan join Fresh Air to discuss Brooklyn, a film about a homesick immigrant forced to choose between her familiar hometown and an unpredictable new life.
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How Scientific Fact Informs Science Fiction

Tech Tuesday explores the complicated relationship between science fiction, popular culture and scientific fact.


Documenting The Documenters In Afghanistan: 'Not An Easy Job'

The documentary Frame by Frame tells the story of four photographers working in Afghanistan. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with director Alexandria Bombach and, from Kabul, photojournalist Farzana Wahidy.