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In 'Carol,' 2 Women Leap Into An Unlikely Love Affair

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
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Why Sen. Patrick Leahy Takes Batman's Side

The senator from Vermont has a cameo in Batman v. Superman playing a lawmaker in a congressional hearing on whether Superman is a tyrant or a hero. The Batman fan frequently trades D.C. for DC Comics.
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'Batman V Superman' Female Producer Working To Get More Women Behind Camera

Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.
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Fun And Entertainment Are Collateral Damage In 'Batman V Superman'

Batman V Superman positions DC Comics' best-known heroes as tragic Greek figures. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it tries to go big on the psychological nuances but skimps on fun.
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'Fastball' Documentary Explores Classic Showdown Between Pitcher And Batter

The new documentary Fastball explores the classic showdown between pitcher and batter. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with director Jonathan Hock about his film, and with David Price, a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
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In 'Navel Gazing,' Michael Ian Black Lays It All Out, Insecurities And All

"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comedian writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir.
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Batman Takes On Superman In A Dour, Bombastic 'Dawn Of Justice'

Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."
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'Hollywood Hoofbeats' Chronicles The Horses That Captured Moviegoers' Hearts

Author Petrine Day Mitchum tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies that show business horses have been known to develop an actor's affection for the camera, often coming to life when the director says "action."
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'Alone In Berlin' Features The Story That Continues To Revise And Resonate

An act of defiance in Nazi-era Germany is the subject of a film based on a novel that, when it finally came out in English, connected with readers. The director says its message still holds relevance.
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A Father Protects His Mysterious Son From Authorities In 'Midnight Special'

Director Jeff Nichols' new film centers on an 8-year-old boy who may or may not have special powers. Reviewer Justin Chang says Midnight Special is "a road movie that never stops moving forward."

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