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'Looper' Director: Memory A Form Of Time Travel

Director Rian Johnson is known for his 2005 high school noir flick Brick. His new movie, Looper, jumps 30 years into a grim future for a twisty thriller involving time traveling assassins. Johnson says time travel stories are intensely relatable, because everyone wonders about their past.
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Leonard Bernstein's 'Kaddish' Symphony: A Crisis Of Faith

Conductor Marian Alsop muses on her mentor's most religious symphony, a work that raises more questions than it answers.
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Parsing Fact From Fiction In 'Won't Back Down'

With a star-studded cast and a catchy title, Won't Back Down tells a powerful story that champions charter schools, vilifies teachers unions and lionizes parents who organize to take over a bad school. But how much of the movie is accurate and how much is fiction?
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'Looper' Is 'Wild' And 'Wears Its Crazy Lightly'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star as the present and future versions of a skilled assassin in Rian Johnson's mind-bending thriller Looper. Not to be missed is Jeff Daniels, who gives an electric performance as Abe, a man from the future fed up with living in the past
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From Sweet To Steely: Amy Adams In 'The Master'

The Oscar-nominated actress plays the forbidding wife of a cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. She tells Fresh Air it was an opportunity to play a character type she'd never played before.

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