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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.
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'I Was A Dramatic Kid': For Jessica Chastain, Acting Came Naturally

Chastain started her own theater company at age 10. As the first in her family to go to college, she says attending Juilliard was scary, but her grandmother helped her through it.
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The 'Selma' Criticism For How It Portrays Lyndon B. Johnson: Is It Fair?

The film about Martin Luther King's marches for voting rights is being accused of alleged historical inaccuracies. Critic David Edelstein says that's "not entirely" fair, and it's still a great movie.
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Movie Review: 'Song Of The Sea'

Song of the Sea by Irish director Tomm Moore is a wonder to behold. It's a stunning example of hand-drawn animation, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend.
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The Sounds, Space And Spirit Of 'Selma': A Director's Take

Ava DuVernay's new film dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history. She says she wanted to "elevate [Selma] from a page in your history book and really just get it ... into your DNA."
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How 'Star Wars' Helped Patton Oswalt Beat His Movie Addiction

The actor and comedian reveals in his new memoir, Silver Screen Fiend, that he used to have a film addiction. Watching the first Star Wars prequel led to a realization that helped him kick the habit.
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'I Was So Grateful For My Body': Jennifer Aniston Portrays Chronic Pain

In Cake, Aniston plays a haunted woman who is suffering from debilitating pain. While Aniston is not actively looking for dramatic roles, she says "comedy and drama go hand in hand."
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'Leviathan' A Dark Social Satire Of Russian Society

The new Russian film Leviathan chronicles one man's struggle against a greedy mayor confiscating his property, providing an epic and timely portrait of Russian society.
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'Leviathan' And 'Two Days' Look For Oscar Gold

The week between Christmas and the new year often delivers Oscar hopefuls to our screens; NPR's Bob Mondello praises two foreign films that grapple with social issues through the lens of family.
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What 'Back To The Future 2' Got Right — And Wrong — About 2015

The movie Back to the Future 2 imagined 2015 as a world full of hover skateboards, flying cars and 3-D printed pizzas. How many of those predictions came true?

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