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Leonardo DiCaprio Brings The Complex 'J. Edgar' To Life On Film

Leonardo DiCaprio tells Guy Raz about the things he does and doesn't admire about J. Edgar Hoover, the character he plays in Clint Eastwood's new film.
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Kirsten Dunst On Expressing 'Melancholia'

Kirsten Dunst's latest film is Melancholia, the story of a melancholic young woman and her family on her wedding day, just before the end of the world. Host Audie Cornish speaks to the actress about translating depression into cinema.
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'Crazy' In Love, And Feeling Every Moment Of It

In Drake Doremus' drama Like Crazy, a young couple is forced to separate when one of them violates the terms of her student visa. Movie critic David Edelstein says the movie is painful and compelling — and reminds him of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise.
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Punk Rock Grows Up, And Grays, In 'Other F Word'

Punk rock has provided the anthems of angsty teenagerdom for decades — but as the genre's idols age, they've found themselves with teenagers of their own. In The Other F Word, director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins profiles punk rockers facing a paradoxical challenge — fatherhood.
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Hollywood Stages A DVD Comeback, With Some Snags

In an effort to reclaim a movie market that's been dominated by the likes of Netflix, Amazon and iTunes, Hollywood has come out with UltraViolet, a service that allows users to buy and store movies digitally. But the system has its problems.
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'Tinker, Tailor': The Greatest Spy Story Ever Told

At its core, John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy isn't really about espionage, says critic John Powers. The 1974 novel, adapted for the screen in 1979 by the BBC, is actually about secrets and lies and shifting identities — which is to say, a metaphor for our own daily lives.
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Doris Day Wins Career Achievement Award

Steve Inskeep reports on the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. The 2011 recipient is Doris Day.

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