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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.

'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.

London Project Aims To Increase Diversity Of Filmmakers

Deborah Sathe, head of talent development and production for Film London's Microwave project, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the project's efforts to recruit and mentor diverse filmmakers.

And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

Julianne Moore: Alzheimer's Makes Us Question 'Our Essential Selves'

In Still Alice, Moore plays Alice Howland, a 50-year-old linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Moore says she spent months meeting with people affected by the disease.

'Still Alice' Is A Triumph For Julianne Moore, But The Rest Of Film Is Thin

The movie is based on neuroscientist Lisa Genova's novel about a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. While Moore is fascinating, the rest of the characters are half-formed.

Oscar Nominations Lack Diversity; 'Selma' Snubbed

All 20 nominees in the actor and actress categories are white. The directors and screenwriters nominated are male. David Greene talks to Wesley Morris, who writes for the online magazine Grantland.

Akhavan's 'Appropriate Behavior' Defies Categories And Stereotypes

Director, screenwriter and actor Desiree Akhavan's debut feature opens Friday in select theaters and on demand. The movie is about a bisexual Iranian-American trying to get over her break up.

'Blackhat' Offers Fictionalized Version Of Cyberterrorism

Michael Mann's new cybercrime thriller stars Chris Hemsworth. Mann's skill as a director holds the audience's attention as the team follows lines of electronic breadcrumbs in pursuit of the evil one.

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led with nine nominations each, followed closely by The Imitation Game with eight.