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Deception And Suspense By The Sea In The Iranian Mystery 'About Elly'

Recently released in the U.S., Asghar Farhadi's 2009 film follows a teacher invited on a beach trip by the mother of one of her students. David Edelstein calls the film "Hitchockian" in its suspense.
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Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.
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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.
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A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as the black Netflix. Its first original movie, Blackbird, is about a gay interracial romance in the Deep South.
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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.
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'Last Man' Will Forte On Beards, Comedy And Bruce Dern's Acting Advice

Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is "all about commitment."
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Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.
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A Mother Rises Through The Ranks In 'Monkey Kingdom'

Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her family.
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'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.

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