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'Violette' Evokes Exasperating Self Pity, A Trait The French Like

The film Violette is a fictionalized portrait of Violette Leduc, the trailblazing French novelist who was considered difficult. The strangely gripping movie captures a key moment in feminist history.
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Richard Dreyfuss' Kids Revisit 'Jaws,' Conclude It Makes No Sense

Emily and Ben Dreyfuss recently reviewed the film in which their dad plays a biologist hunting a shark. In addition to finding it totally ridiculous, they realized there's a lot they misremembered.
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The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was a "complex person," says filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. He tells Swartz's story, including his legal battle and suicide, in a new documentary.
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'Life Itself': An Unflinching Documentary Of Roger Ebert's Life And Death

In late 2012, filmmaker Steve James and Roger Ebert began talking about filming a documentary based on Ebert's memoir. Ebert's wife, Chaz, agreed. They didn't know that he would die within months.
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In Charming Film 'Begin Again,' Music Can Save A Life

Keira Knightley plays a heartbroken singer-songwriter who teams up with a drunken producer in Begin Again. Irish director John Carney, who had a surprise hit with the musical Once, hit his mark again.
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Olympian, WWII Hero Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

Zamperini, whose life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken, survived the brutality of a Japanese POW camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II.
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Sci-Fi Kid Flick 'Earth To Echo' Broadens The 'E.T.' Formula

First-time feature filmmaker Dave Green sets his movie apart from Steven Spielberg's classic with found footage, an African-American protagonist and a more central female co-conspirator.
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Actor Don Cheadle On His Career's Longevity, The Key To Success

Actor Don Cheadle is known for his roles in film and television. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin asks Cheadle if he's hit a career peak and how he'll know when to call it quits.
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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Paul Mazursky Dies At 84

Paul Mazursky earned his first Oscar nomination for his debut feature film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in 1969. His An Unmarried Woman was nominated for Best Picture.
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Remembering Paul Mazursky, A Filmmaker With An Ear For His Era

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Mazursky has died at the age of 84. As seen in his films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and An Unmarried Woman, Mazursky had a way of mixing comedy and drama that captured the 1960s and '70s.

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