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Fresh Air for February 25, 2011

Melissa Leo, an Oscar nominee for 2008's Frozen River, won a new York Film Critics Circle award for her role in the boxing drama The Fighter. JoJo Whilden/2010 Fighter, LLC. hide caption

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Melissa Leo: Playing Alice Ward In 'The Fighter'

Melissa Leo: Playing Alice Ward In 'The Fighter'

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Jackie Weaver (right, with Sullivan Stapleton) plays the matriarch of a Melbourne-based crime family who has an inappropriate relationship with her sons. John Tsiavis/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Weaver And Michod Go Inside 'Animal Kingdom'

Weaver And Michod Go Inside 'Animal Kingdom'

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Natalie Portman plays Nina, a ballerina dancing the roles of both the White Swan and the Black Swan, in Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film Black Swan. Niko Tavernise via Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Natalie Portman: Going Dark For Thriller 'Black Swan'

Natalie Portman: Going Dark For Thriller 'Black Swan'

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When Jason Sudeikis (left) and Owen Wilson get a free pass to cheat, they start by going to Applebee's — not exactly known as a watering hole for singles. Peter Iovino/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hall Pass' To Cheat Keeps Marital Despair At Bay

A 'Hall Pass' To Cheat Keeps Marital Despair At Bay

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Fresh Air for February 24, 2011

Fresh Air for February 23, 2011

Singer and teen idol David Cassidy captivated the hearts and minds of many teenage girls, writer Allison Pearson included. AP hide caption

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Allison Pearson's 'Love' Affair With Keith Partridge

Allison Pearson's 'Love' Affair With Keith Partridge

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On Bird Songs, Joe Lovano looks for new ways into Charlie Parker's material. Courtesy of Jimmy Katz hide caption

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Joe Lovano: Drawing On 'Bird'

Joe Lovano: Drawing On 'Bird'

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Fresh Air for February 22, 2011

"It is mad to stay, like it is mad to become a monk," says Brother Christian (Lambert Wilson) in Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men. Marie-Julie Maille/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Lambert Wilson: 'Of Gods And Men' (And James Bond)

Lambert Wilson: 'Of Gods And Men' (And James Bond)

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