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With Hollywood's Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors?

You can now digitally replace just about anything on an actor's body — including the actor himself. Journalist Logan Hill explains this practice of often invisible digital retouching in media.
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Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ...

In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.
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Grief Goes Explosive In 'Demolition' And 'Louder Than Bombs'

Louder Than Bombs and Demolition both deal with car crashes and grieving men, but the damage looks very different.
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Will Superhero Movies Go The Way Of Old Westerns?

Western movies once ruled Hollywood the way comic book movies seem to now. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Brooks Hefner of James Madison University about how Westerns faded from popularity, and whether the same thing will happen to superhero movies.
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A Family Drama Unfolds Through Shifting Viewpoints In 'Louder Than Bombs'

Point-of-view is passed like a baton among the tortured main characters in Joachim Trier's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Louder than Bombs is intimate, touching and "insistently alive."
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'Star Wars' Alert: The 'Rogue One' Trailer Is Here

The first teaser trailer for this year's Star Wars movie has arrived. The film — set after the end of the prequels, but before the original series — is the first stand-alone movie of the franchise.
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In 'Neon Bull,' A Strange, Dreamy Road Movie Reveals A Vanishing Way Of Life

Set amid Brazil's version of rodeo, Gabriel Mascaro's new film blends hope, melancholy, humor and poetry. Critic John Powers says Neon Bull is a remarkable feature that is filled with funny moments.
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'Star Wars' Voice Actor Who, As Admiral Ackbar, Warned 'It's A Trap!' Dies At 93

Erik Bauersfeld's amphibious rebel commander was far from the biggest role that the Star Wars movies had to offer. But three words transformed a bit part into a fan favorite: "It's a trap!"
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In The Paint, And In Pain: Chamique Holdsclaw's Fight With Depression

The former WNBA star and her battle with depression is the subject of a new documentary, Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. She speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.
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Don Cheadle's Miles Davis: The Latest 'Badass' Black Man On Screen

Don Cheadle personifies jazz genius Miles Davis in his new film Miles Ahead. Badass black men rarely show up as leads in mainstream movies.

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