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Behind The Oscars, An Academy Lacking Variety

Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are largely white, male and older than 60 years old. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about how the lack of diversity affects their decisions.
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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.
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At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."
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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has been a surprise hit at the box office. But as NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, some say the movie misrepresents Kyle and glorifies war.
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Sundance A Lab For Changing Models In Film, TV

Audie Cornish speaks with film reporter Steve Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times about the trends, breakouts and mood at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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'Red Army' Profiles How Cold War Played Out On Ice

The new documentary is not a film about Soviet-era military machines. It is the story of the legendary Soviet hockey team of the 1970s and 80s — one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports.
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'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

When the U.S. team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.
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Benedict Cumberbatch On Alan Turing's Awkwardness And Sherlock's Sex Appeal

The actor gained critical acclaim — and a big following — for his role in Sherlock. Now he's up for an Oscar for his portrayal of eccentric mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
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'Leviathan' And 'Red Army' Deliver A Peek Inside Russia, Now And Then

Leviathan follows a man who fights back after a corrupt mayor uses eminent domain to claim his house, and Red Army recounts the story of the Soviet Union's famous hockey team.
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In 'Selma,' British Actor Brings Outsider's Perspective To MLK

David Oyelowo talks about playing Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film Selma — as well as the LBJ controversy, slavery and how he learned about what it's like to be black in America.

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