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2012: The Year Of The Smart Superhero Movie

Last year was supposed to be a great year for the superhero movie, but it turned out to be hype: Neither Green Lantern nor Thor reached expectations. Looking ahead to 2012, there will be another bout of superhero movies, but this time, says NPR's Neda Ulaby, they actually might take off.
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Screenwriter John Logan's Very Good Year

John Logan is the pen behind three big films of 2011: Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, and the animated film Rango. Host Audie Cornish chats with Logan about the secrets of his screenwriting success.
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2011 In Film: Bob Mondello's Top 10 (Plus 10)

From a talky chameleon who's forced to find his swagger to a silent-screen idol who's losing his mojo, the heroes of 2011's best films made indelible impressions. NPR's Bob Mondello reviews the year's high points.
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A Complex 'Separation' In Iran

The writer/director of a widely acclaimed Iranian drama talks about the broader social conflicts that shed light on a family story taking place largely in a small apartment.
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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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