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Barbershop Guys Dig Into Hollywood Beef

Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, but he's being criticized for an old essay about black people. The barbershop guys give their own speeches on the topic.
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Documentary Reveals A Different Side Of Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is a documentary about the celebrated Broadway singer and actress filmed as she approached her 87th birthday. She first appeared on Broadway in 1944.
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A Panicky Pianist, Playing Like His Life Depends On It

Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano doesn't hit all of its notes perfectly, but it's daringly written — and ultimately compelling.
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A Psychological Game Of Casting For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Don't call this a "Wes Anderson film." No, with its mix of humor and darkness, the director's new movie is both familiar and quite different. Anderson and actor Ralph Fiennes talk about their process.
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Alain Resnais, Director And Master Of Disorientation, Dies At 91

Bob Mondello talks about the contributions of French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who died Saturday at the age of 91.
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Best Picture Win For '12 Years A Slave' Sends New Message To Hollywood?

The Oscars brought out the glitz, glamor and gowns in Hollywood. People Magazine's movie critic Alynda Wheat recaps the evening.
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Actress Alfre Woodard On Truthful Storytelling In '12 Years A Slave'

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with actress Alfre Woodard about her work in the film.
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John Travolta Messes Up 'Let It Go' Singer's Name

Travolta introduced Idina Menzell calling her "wickedly talented." She starred in Wicked on Broadway. But he flubbed her name, calling her Adele Dazeem. The song from Frozen won the Oscar anyway.
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France Mourns Filmmaker Alain Resnais

Prolific French film-maker Alain Resnais died over the weekend at the age of 91. Resnais' films captured international awards over seven decades. And, he was making movies up until the very end.
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Conversations About Slavery Inspired By '12 Years A Slave'

At the Oscars, 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture. Screenwriter John Ridley says the film sparked discussions about slavery's legacy. (This talk initially aired on Feb. 27, 2014, on Morning Edition.)

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