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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.
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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
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With 'Hell Or High Water,' Jeff Bridges Returns To The American West

The actor discusses his new film, a return to a genre Bridges knows quite well: the Western. He talks with host Farai Chideya.
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Interview With Jonah Hill And Todd Phillips On New Film 'War Dogs'

Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips talk with Rachel Martin about their "War Dogs," which tells the mostly-true story of two pot-smoking 20-year-olds who win a $300 million U.S. government weapons contract.
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A Samurai's Son Makes Stop-Motion Magic With Music And Origami

Kubo and the Two Strings is a sprawling new fantasy film from Laika animation studios. Filmmaker Travis Knight says it's all about merging brand new technology with age-old art and craft.
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'War Dogs' Puts A Satirical Spin On The Business Of War

Todd Phillips' new comedy, which is loosely based on a true story, follows two 20-somethings from Miami who become international arms dealers. Critic John Powers calls War Dogs "jauntily enjoyable."
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Movie Review: Paramount Remakes The MGM Classic 'Ben-Hur'

In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning movie Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?
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It Took A Decade, But Portman 'Just Had To Make' Her Latest Film

In the years it took Natalie Portman to adapt Amos Oz's autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, she grew into the role of the lead character, Fania — the immigrant mother of young Amos.
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Rape Allegations Against Actor-Director Nate Parker Resurface

The Birth of a Nation director is facing controversy after details about his acquittal of sexual assault resurfaced recently. NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the case with Variety reporter Brent Lang.

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