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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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Upending Troubled-Teen Conventions In 'Standing Tall' And 'The Dark Horse'

France's Standing Tall and the Maori drama The Dark Horse both feature adults reaching out to teens in unorthodox ways.
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'Miles Ahead' Shows A Dissipated Davis Who Still Burns Hot

The new Miles Davis biopic begins in the 1970s, at the end of Davis' five-year hiatus from the music scene. Critic David Edelstein calls Don Cheadle's portrayal of the musician "electrifying."
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Fresh Air Remembers Actress Patty Duke

Duke won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in 1962's The Miracle Worker. She died Tuesday at the age of 69. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Through The Decades: Examining The Black Male Film Hero

The release of the new Miles Davis biopic shows a Davis that was assertive and assured. Assertive black men are seldom portrayed in film. We look back at who some of them are and the impact they made.
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'Rush Hour' On CBS Reimagines Classic Buddy Action Films

On Thursday night, CBS premieres Rush Hour, a reimagining of the buddy action flicks. Not much has changed as the show relies on stereotypes of the old film franchise.
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In 'Everything Is Copy,' Nora Ephron's Son Tries Her Philosophy

Jacob Bernstein named his documentary about his mother after an Ephron family saying — "everything is copy," meaning that anything and everything that happens to you is fair game to write about.

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