October 9, 2015 Another movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is in theaters. It is inspired by the best-selling biography that came out in 2011. The new biopic is simply called Steve Jobs.
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October 8, 2015 There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.
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Clara Furey in a scene from The Forbidden Room.
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October 8, 2015 Guy Maddin's latest is a patchwork of pastiches that ages and modifies film to emulate eras, styles and tropes to examine the oddities of the mind.
Contemporary teenagers find themselves trapped inside a 1980s horror film in The Final Girls.
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October 8, 2015 The latest horror movie to send up horror movies finds a group of teenagers living in a retro world where the cliche of the one virgin left alive threatens to be the end of them.
A 12-year-old Peter (Levi Miller), with the help of the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), must defeat the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) in Pan.
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October 8, 2015 Do you really need to know what happened to Peter Pan before his life became magical? Pan suggests the answer is, "Not really."
October 2, 2015 Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.
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Director Jafar Panahi is a smiling and ever-sunny cab driver in his most accessible nonfilm yet.
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October 2, 2015 An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.
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October 2, 2015 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.
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Director Jafar Panahi drives a yellow taxi cab through Tehran and interviews the diverse passengers he picks up in a single day.
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October 1, 2015 Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has continued to make films since being officially barred from doing so. His latest finds him driving a cab, picking up passengers.
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara in Kenya on May 26, 2014.
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October 1, 2015 A new documentary follows the well-known young activist who survived being shot, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and still advocates for education for girls.
Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) faces insurmountable odds as he tries to survive on a hostile planet.
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October 1, 2015 Starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian retains the humor and ingenuity of Andy Weir's novel, even if Damon's crewmates are a bit too good-looking after months in space.
The Walk dramatizes the French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
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October 1, 2015 Aside from a shaky French accent from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Walk is pretty compelling once it actually gets to the story of a famous wire walk between the twin towers.
Andrew Garfield portrays Dennis Nash, a man charged with carrying out evictions, in 99 Homes.
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September 25, 2015 In Ramin Bahrani's new film, a man forces others out of their homes in an effort to save his own. Critic David Edelstein says 99 Homes shines a spotlight on a "poisonous financial ecosystem."
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September 25, 2015 Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks with Renee Montagne about The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson's new documentary about the party's rise in the 1960s.
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John Wood is the surprising subject of a stranger-than-fiction story documented in Finders Keepers.
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September 24, 2015 A new documentary follows the story of two men arguing over ownership of a foot long separated from its owner.
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