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'Amy' Is A Portrait Of An Artist Whose Life Goes Very Wrong

A new film by award-winning director Asif Kapadia explores the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the director about his film, which uses taped interviews and family videos to paint an intimate portrait of the late singer.
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Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Alan Rickman has had a rich career as an actor. For the first time in nearly two decades, Rickman is behind the camera for the movie A Little Chaos.
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In Search Of The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Movie

The Fourth of July is not just about fireworks. It's also about going to the movies. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Kofi Outlaw, editor at Screen Rant, about the movies out this weekend.
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Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.
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On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.
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Kids Of Richard Dreyfuss Remember Their Dad In 'Jaws'

An encore of a conversation with Ben and Emily Dreyfuss, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfuss, after they re-watched Jaws. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 8, 2014.
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It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new film illustrates the inner workings of an 11-year-old's mind. Her emotions — Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Joy — are the stars. Originally broadcast June 10, 2015.
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Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

Film critic David Edelstein calls Terminator Genesys "strenuously witless" and "lousy." But, he adds, the loose and fun Magic Mike XXL is "anything but a typical machine-tooled sequel."
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'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

NPR's Bob Mondello looks at the Independence Day weekend blockbusters, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.
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'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

Rick Famuyiwa's new film is about a black high-school student who's into 90s hip hop and Japanese comic books. He calls Dope a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms.

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