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How Accurate Is 'The Iron Lady'?

The Iron Lady is a look at the life of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by actress Meryl Streep. Streep's performance has been winning early praise, but how well does the movie capture what really happened? Robert Siegel talks with political biographer John Campbell. Campbell wrote The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister. This is the final installment of our fact check film series.
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'A Separation': In Tehran, Houses And Hearts Divided

Asghar Farhadi's film is a beautifully crafted, fascinating thing, both as a portrait of modern Iranian society and as a twisty family drama. (Recommended)
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Watch This: Must-Sees From A Show-Creating Couple

The real-life husband-and-wife team behind the CBS series The Good Wife share their favorite TV shows and movies. From Team America to Twin Peaks, Robert and Michelle King recommend a largely lighthearted list. "We don't really watch too much tragic Ibsen drama," Robert says.
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Fact-Checking Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' Biopic

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel offers some nonfiction scrutiny of Clint Eastwood's latest movie, J. Edgar. Siegel talks with Beverly Gage, a professor of U.S. history at Yale, who is working on a biography of Hoover. This is the second installment of our fact-check film series.
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Coming Out, Coming Of Age As A Teen 'Pariah'

A black 17-year-old struggles with how to be in the world in a new film directed by Dee Rees. Pariah charmed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in Januaryand Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper say the film has been cathartic for their own families as well.

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