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Documentary Revisits The 'Dazzling' Polemics Of The Buckley-Vidal Debates

Best of Enemies chronicles the 1968 debates between conservative editor William F. Buckley and liberal novelist Gore Vidal. Critic John Powers weighs in on the legacy of their verbal crossfire.
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Remembering Julian Bond

pJulian Bond, a major figure of the civil rights movement, died Saturday at the age of 75. We remember his life and legacy with U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and filmmaker Aviva Kempner./p

Alison Brie's Breakout Role On 'Mad Men' Looked Like A Bit Part

When Mad Men first started airing, Brie remembers saying, "I don't think it's gonna last very long." Even when the show was a hit, she kept looking for other work — and landed a role on Community.

'60s Spies Hit The Big Screen, With Guy Ritchie Flair

The British director has rebooted The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the much loved television show from the 1960s. His new film gives American agent Napoleon Solo and Soviet spy Illya Kuryakin new backstories.

Discovering Movies, And How Visions Are Seldom All They Seem

NPR film critic Bob Mondello remembers the first movie he ever saw in a theater — Sleeping Beauty — and what it meant to him.

Letters: Greek Migrants, Summer Movies

NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listener letters, including reaction to an interview about boatloads of migrants washing up on the Greek Island of Chios, and a Bob Mondello piece about good movies to cool you off on a hot summer's day.

Jason Segel On Breakups, Bromances And 'Freaks And Geeks'

The star of the The End of the Tour may be best known for his "bromance" films. "These kind of buddy movies are allowing men to open up a little bit," Segel says. Originally broadcast March 23, 2009.

Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Tells The Epic Story Of Hip-Hop And N.W.A

The original members of N.W.A produced the film, which opens nationwide Friday. Like the group's story, the making of Straight Outta Compton — which took 11 years — is filled with drama.

The Compton You Haven't Seen On Screen

While the new Straight Outta Compton may Hollywood's attempt to keep it real, Compton's reality in 2015 is quite different from the stream of images pop culture has churned out since the 1980s.

A 'Diary' Unlocked: A Teenage Coming-Of-Age Story Put On Film

When she was 15, Phoebe Gloeckner lost her virginity to her mother's boyfriend. Gloeckner wrote about the experience in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which Marielle Heller adapted into a film.