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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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In 'Pariah,' High Stakes Of Being Gay Black Teens

Opening in select U.S. theaters Wednesday, Pariah follows the story of Alike, a 17-year-old lesbian who tries coming to terms with her conflicting identities. Along her journey, Alike's bonds with friends and families are thrown into jeopardy. Host Michel Martin speaks with leading actress Adepero Oduye and director Dee Rees.
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Oscar Ballots To Start Arriving In Mailboxes

The end is nearing for an unusual year at the movies — no single film has dominated the conversation in Hollywood. Thousands of people in the industry will get a chance to say what they think of this year's films when the first Academy Award ballots are mailed out Tuesday.

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