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For Filmmaker Brian De Palma, It All Started With Alfred Hitchcock

NPR's Robert Siegel uses a new documentary about film director Brian De Palma to talk to him about his career highs and lows, techniques, and how deeply he has been influenced by Alfred Hitchcock.
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'BFG' Is A 'Delumptious' Pairing Of A Happy Child And A Radiant Old Soul

Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
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Movie Review: 'The BFG' And 'Legend of Tarzan'

David Greene talks to Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang about some movie options heading into the holiday weekend. The BFG stands for big friendly giant.
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Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Invites New Members

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to UCLA professor Darnell Hunt about the new class of members on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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Spielberg's 'The BFG' Parallels Another Friendly Outcast

The BFG is the new Steven Spielberg movie based off the Roald Dahl book. It's about a girl and a friendly giant triumphing over bullies and adversity. And it's got something familiar about it, too.
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Matt Ross Of 'Silicon Valley' Goes Off The Grid With 'Captain Fantastic'

Ross' new film, which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says.
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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.
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A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
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Telling The Story Of A Confederate Deserter In 'Free State Of Jones'

During the Civil War, a Confederate deserter led a band of poor farmers and escaped slaves to defy the Confederacy in Mississippi. Writer and director Gary Ross talks about Free State of Jones.
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'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

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