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Kidnapping As A Family Business In The True Life Thriller 'The Clan'

The Clan is an Argentine thriller about the real-life Puccio family, which kidnaps for profit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello finds it an unnerving allegory.
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'Krisha' Offers A Vivid, Unique Portrait Of Family Dysfunction

Writer-director Trey Edward Shults cast his own family in his home-for-Thanksgiving psychodrama. Reviewer David Edelstein says Krisha "marks the arrival of a truly adventurous, humanist filmmaker."
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'Midnight Special' Promises A Smart, Dark Sci-Fi Thriller

Jeff Nichols has made a few other films, but his latest, Midnight Special, is him moving up to another level — reminiscent of Steven Spielberg, says our film critic.
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'City Of Gold,' Patchwork Of Cultures: A Tour Of LA's Food Scene

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold is as much a culinary anthropologist and cultural philosopher as he is a food critic. A new documentary follows him across Los Angeles.
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'We Couldn't Save Them': Lessons From A Film About Family And Addiction

"Our job was to love them," says actress Krisha Fairchild. She plays a recovering addict in Krisha, a film written and directed by her nephew, and inspired by her family's struggle with addiction.
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Meet 'Marguerite,' A Tone-Deaf Opera Singer Who's Determined To Perform

Socialite Marguerite has no idea how bad she is — servants, friends and even other opera singers are too polite to tell her. Critic Bob Mondello says her story is both hilarious and heartbreaking.
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Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.
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City Of Trees: A Lens On A Local "Green Jobs" Program

A new film explores a local "green jobs" program that trained some of the District's hardest-to-employ residents in urban forestry.

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Another Way Of Living: The Story Of Reston, Va.

Reston, Va. was built to be a special place. A new film takes a look at how time has transformed the community's revolutionary vision.

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'Fantastic Lies' Lays Out 2006 Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

David Greene talks to director Marina Zenovich about her documentary, Fantastic Lies, about the Duke lacrosse rape trial. The story begins 10 years ago when team members held an off-campus party.

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