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The Movie Anthony Mackie's 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Anthony Mackie could watch Tony Scott's action film Top Gun a million times. "I was completely just enthralled by it," he says.
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Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

A three-day film festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring Clint Eastwood westerns.

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Shirley Clarke's 'Connection': Will It Click At Last?

When it was released in the early '60s, Shirley Clarke's controversial film about heroin addicts got shut down by New York police after two screenings. Now, a half-century later, audiences get a second chance to see the newly restored movie in theaters.
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Digital Domain Grapples With Fur, Feathers

A Venice, Calif., special-effects house has cornered the market on some of the most difficult FX — from rain to the human likeness. NPR's Melissa Block visits Digital Domain's artists as they grapple with their latest challenge.
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Pixar's Fast And 'Brave' Female Comedy: 'Delightful'

The movie Brave is Pixar's first feature with a female protagonist — a medieval Scottish princess named Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) who asserts her independence and wreaks havoc. Critic David Edelstein says the film is "pure Pixar in its mischievousness and irreverence."
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For One Man, She Had To Be Pretty And Asian

For a California man named Steven, a perfect woman had to be pretty, submissive — and Asian. In the documentary Seeking Asian Female, filmmaker Debbie Lum followed Steven as he sought out, found, and brought over Sandy, a 30-year-old woman from China, on a fiancee visa. Then reality hit. Lum talks about her film with host Michel Martin.

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