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'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

1/14/2016
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The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color. (NPR 2016)

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'The Big Short' Puts A Suspenseful, Comic Spin On The 2008 Financial Meltdown

1/14/2016
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Adam McKay lampoons the financiers who contributed to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market in his new film, The Big Short. Critic David Edelstein calls it "one of the best films of the year." (NPR 2015)

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'Bridge Of Spies' Offers A Fresh, Measured Take On The Cold War

1/14/2016
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Tom Hanks plays an American attorney charged with defending a captured Soviet spy in Steven Spielberg's latest film. Critic John Powers calls Bridge of Spies a "highly entertaining new thriller." (NPR 2015)

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'Brooklyn' Chronicles The Heartache Of The Irish-American Immigrant Experience

1/14/2016
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Director John Crowley and actress Saoirse Ronan join Fresh Air to discuss Brooklyn, a film about a homesick immigrant forced to choose between her familiar hometown and an unpredictable new life. (NPR 2015)

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Small Batch: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

1/14/2016
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Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture. (NPR 2015)

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How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

1/14/2016
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The movie about a stranded astronaut is being hailed for its scientific realism. Andy Weir, who wrote the book the film is based on, is a longtime computer programmer who sees romance in numbers. (NPR 2015)

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'Revenant' Reveals A Breathtaking, Punishing Saga Of Survival And Revenge

1/14/2016
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NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews The Revenant, a harrowing survival tale from the director of last year's best picture Oscar winner. (NPR 2015)

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'Room' Transforms A Lurid Crime Story Into A Fairy Tale With A Boy Hero

1/14/2016
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In Lenny Abrahamson's new film, a 5-year-old boy lives with his mother in a prison fashioned by a psychopath. Critic David Edelstein calls Room an amazing and "heart-stopping" survival story. (NPR 2015)

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All-Star 'Spotlight' Cast Creates A Riveting Movie About Investigative Journalism

1/14/2016
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A new film chronicles the real-life team of reporters who exposed a network of pedophile priests and Church enablers in Boston. Critic David Edelstein calls Spotlight a brilliant work. (NPR 2015)

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'Carol' Star Cate Blanchett On The 'Empathetic Connection' Of Acting

1/13/2016
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Cate Blanchett about playing the title character in Carol, which tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York. (NPR 2016)

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Bryan Cranston Becomes Blacklisted Screenwriter In 'Trumbo' Biopic

1/13/2016
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Cranston used tapes of writer Dalton Trumbo to study his speech patterns and smoking habit. Then he put on glasses and a mustache, and he says, "I [started] to see that man." (NPR 2015)

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Actress Brie Larson Finds Light Within The Darkness Of 'Room'

1/13/2016
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In her new film, Larson plays a woman who has created an elaborate fantasy world to hide a harsh reality from her son. The actress says the son's innocence in Room reminds her of her own childhood. (NPR 2015)

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In 'The Martian,' Matt Damon Tries To Make It Back From The Red Planet

1/13/2016
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Director Ridley Scott's new movie, "The Martian," stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. He must fend for himself on the Red Planet. Film critic Kenneth Turan has a review. (NPR 2015)

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Jennifer Lawrence Looks Back On A Career-Changing 'Yes-Or-No Question'

1/13/2016
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Lawrence got her big break as Katniss in the Hunger Games series. She says concerns about the price of fame made her hesitate before saying "yes" to the role. She's now starring in the drama Joy. (NPR 2015)

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A Long-Buried Secret, Once Revealed, Rattles '45 Years' Of Marriage

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Director Andrew Haigh's new film profiles a couple suddenly forced to reassess their decades-long union. "It's always interesting to me how we keep secrets from the ones we love the most," he says. (NPR 2015)

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In 'Steve Jobs,' A Life Told In 3 Acts — And Countless Complexities

1/13/2016
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The mercurial Apple co-founder helped shape the world and our daily lives. Still, director Danny Boyle says, while "he's made some of the most beautiful things imaginable, he is himself poorly made." (NPR 2015)

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Saoirse Ronan Stars In Movie Version Of Literary Bestseller 'Brooklyn'

1/13/2016
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Renee Montagne talks to Saoirse Ronan about the film, Brooklyn. It's the story of a young woman who, in 1950s Ireland, must leave her family for what she hopes will be a better life in America. (NPR 2015)

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Eddie Redmayne: Reading 'Danish Girl' Script Was Like Getting 'Sucker-Punched'

1/13/2016
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The film centers on Lili Elbe, one of the first people known to have had gender reassignment surgery. Redmayne says it's "about love not being defined by gender ... but really being about souls." (NPR 2015)

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Documentary Seeks To Free Amy Winehouse From Her Tabloid Legacy

1/12/2016
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In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. (NPR 2015)

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Why the documentary 'Cartel Land' plays like a real life action drama

1/12/2016
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The film follows vigilante groups on both sides of the border, revealing a battle that can't easily be characterized as good-versus-bad. (KPCC 2015)

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