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08:27

Two migrant kids fight to stay together — and stay alive — in this harrowing film

Justin Chang says of the film Tori & Lokita, "The story is swift and relentless; it runs barely 90 minutes and never slows down. But at every moment, the filmmakers' compassion for their characters bleeds through, along with their rage at the injustices that we're seeing."

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08:21

Netflix's political thriller 'The Night Agent' sticks to the formula

An FBI agent in a dead-end job suddenly finds himself in the middle of a huge conspiracy. This new 10-part series is a cross between a paranoid thriller from the '70s and a twisty TV show like 24.

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52:30

From 'Almost Famous' to definitely famous, Billy Crudup is enjoying his new TV roles

Billy Crudup is an actor you've probably seen more than you realize. He won critical praise and an Emmy Award for his performance in the Apple TV series "The Morning Show" with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. His film credits include "Almost Famous," "Sleepers," "Jesus' Son," "20th Century Women" and "Watchmen," where he played a marvel comic superhero who's bald and blue.

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09:00

How Adam Sandler carved out a niche in musical comedy: 'The guitar helped relax me'

Sandler will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on March 19. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2019, along with writer/directors Josh and Benny Safdie, about their film Uncut Gems.

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33:30

Oscar-winning actor Michelle Yeoh wants to change the way we think of superheroes

Yeoh felt relieved when she first read the script for Everything Everywhere All at Once: Finally, here was a film that cast a middle-aged mother as an action hero. Originally broadcast April 2022.

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36:03

'Bad guys never think they're bad guys,' says veteran character actor Clancy Brown

Brown's been working since the 1980s, voicing Mr. Krabs in Spongebob and playing memorable villains in movies like The Shawshank Redemption and Highlander. He now has a supporting role in John Wick 4.

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43:30

'Camera Man' unspools the colorful life of silent film star Buster Keaton

Slate film critic Dana Stevens traces Keaton's trajectory, from performing in his family's vaudeville act as a child, to starring in and directing silent films. Originally broadcast Jan. 24, 2022.

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07:09

'Return to Seoul' is a funny, melancholy film that will surprise you start to finish

John Powers says the movie starts off like a sentimental fish-out-of-water story about a young woman's search for her roots. But it quickly becomes clear that we're seeing something stranger and stronger.

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42:52

'Whoever holds power, it's going to corrupt them,' says 'Tár' director Todd Field

A talk about the movie Tar with its star, Cate Blanchett and the film’s screenwriter and director Todd Field. Tar is nominated for six Oscars, including best actress for Blanchett and best screenwriter and director for Field, as well as best picture

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06:58

This tender Irish drama proves the quietest films can have the most to say

'The Quiet Girl' recently made Oscar history by becoming the first Irish-language production ever to be nominated for best international feature.

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44:32

In 'Everything Everywhere,' Ke Huy Quan found the role he'd been missing

After 20 years away from the screen, actor Ke Huy Quan is back in front of the camera in the new film 'Everything Everywhere All At Once,' and he's getting lots of praise for his performance.

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41:48

'Oscar Wars' spotlights bias, blind spots and backstage battles in the Academy

From relentless campaigning to snubs and speeches, the Academy Awards have often reflected a cultural conflict zone. Michael Schulman sifts through the controversies in his new book, Oscar Wars.

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09:15

'Emily' imagines Brontë before 'Wuthering Heights'

Our film critic, Justin Chang, has a review of the new movie "Emily," which he describes as a richly imagined portrait of the novelist Emily Bronte in the years before she wrote "Wuthering Heights." The movie stars Emma Mackey as Bronte and marks the directing debut of the actress Frances O'Connor.

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44:00

An Oscar-winning costume designer explains how clothes 'create a mood'

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who won an Oscar for best costume designer for the film Black Panther was just nominated for its sequel, Wakanda Forever, talks about her 30 year career in film and tv that started with Spike Lee. Carter was responsible for the clothing aesthetic of many of his early films including Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X.

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43:44

'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' chronicles Nan Goldin's career of art and activism

Poitras and Goldin's Oscar-nominated documentary, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, chronicles Goldin's work as a photographer, as well as her work as an activist. In the years since Goldin founded P.A.I.N., the group's protests have been a major factor in getting institutions like the Met, the Guggenheim and the Louvre to remove the Sackler name.

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08:16

If you had a particularly 'Close' childhood friendship, this film will resonate

Film critic, Justin Chang, reviews one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best International Feature called "Close." It's a Belgian drama about the friendship between two 13-year-old boys. The movie is the second feature from 31-year-old director Lukas Dhont.

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08:06

In 'No Bears', a banned filmmaker takes bold aim at Iranian society

Last year, the Iranian writer-director Jafar Panahi, a longtime critic of his country's government, was arrested and imprisoned just a few months before his new movie, "No Bears," premiered at film festivals. Set in a small town, the movie stars Panahi as a fictionalized version of himself. "No Bears" topped the list of our film critic Justin Chang's best films of 2022.

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08:24

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' adaptation is brave, even if not entirely successful

The new Netflix film White Noise, IS the latest film from Noah Baumbach, best known for movies like The Squid and the Whale and Marriage Story. The movie is adapted from Don DeLillo's 1985 novel, a cool, dazzling book shot through with so many shifting ironies that virtually every reviewer has described it as unfilmable.

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43:11

He's edited Caro, le Carré and 'Catch-22,' but doesn't mind if you don't know his name

At 91, Robert Gottlieb is perhaps the most acclaimed book editor of his time. He started out in 1955 and has been working in publishing ever since. The list of authors he's edited include Robert Caro, Joseph Heller, Toni Morrison, John le Carré, Katharine Graham, Bill Clinton, Nora Ephron and Michael Crichton. His daughter Lizzie Gottlieb's new film, Turn Every Page, centers on her father's decades-long editing relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro.

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08:19

Sleekly sentimental, 'Living' plays like an 'Afterschool Special' for grownups

Living, is a sleekly sentimental new British drama adapted by Kazuo Ishiguro from Akira Kurosawa's classic 1952 film Ikiru, which means "to live" in Japanese. Starring the great Bill Nighy, it tells the story of a bottled-up bureaucrat in 1950s London who's led to examine the way he's spent the last 30 years of his life.

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