Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Shabana Azmi, Acting On Her Convictions
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Movie Industry Plans To Release Lots Of Sequels
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Filmmaker Chronicles The Reality Of U.S. Troops In Iraq
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Brad Pitt plays Mr.O'Brien, an archetypal 1950s patriarch who loves his family and can't help but imposes huge expectations on them. Merie Wallace/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Pitt Plays The American Patriarch In 'Tree Of Life'
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'X-Men's' Michael Fassbender On His Magnetic Role
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A Mother's Love: Jessica Chastain plays Mrs. O'Brien, mother of R.L.(Laramie Eppler, left), Jack (Hunter McCracken, right) and Steve (not pictured), and a character who filmmaker Terrence Malick portrays as the very embodiment of grace. Merie Wallace/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Symphonic Style Roots Malick's 'Tree Of Life'
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The Red Shoes, one of Cardiff's Technicolor masterpieces, starred Moira Shearer as a dancer torn between art and love. George Cannon/ITV Global hide caption

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The Work Of Jack Cardiff, Technicolor Master
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John Waters darkens his mustache with an eyebrow pencil. "It's there," he says, "but it needs help, just like everything needs help that has some kind of style to it. It doesn't come naturally. It needs a little bit of help." Greg Gorman hide caption

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John Waters Reflects On His 'Role Models'
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Part creation epic and part family drama, The Tree of Life stars Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt as the parents of three boys in the '50s. Critic David Edelstein says Terrence Malick's film is self-indulgent — but that some selves are better indulged than others. Merie Wallace/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'The Tree Of Life': A Creation Trip Worth Taking
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Natural Born Puzzler: Bored housewife Maria (Maria Onetto) discovers a knack for jigsaw-solving and befriends an enthusiast (Arturo Goetz) who helps her hone her craft — and rediscover herself in the process. Sundance Selects hide caption

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The plot might not seem as inventively inspired the second time around, but the trio of Cooper, Galifianakis and Helms still has the winning chemistry that made the first Hangover film so funny. Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Paul and Raluca's affair tears apart his seemingly happy marriage with Adriana, but director Radu Muntean designates no villains — opting instead to paint his characters in an unflinchingly objective light. Lorber Films hide caption

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The new addition to the AMC Mainstreet movie theater in Kansas City, Mo. — dinner-ready recliners, complete with tray table and condiments. Laura Ziegler/KCUR-FM hide caption

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Beyond Popcorn: Theaters Try Seat-Side Food Service
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The cast of Paul Feig's Bridesmaids: Melissa McCarthy (from left), Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and co-writer Kristen Wiig. Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Putting The Bride (And The Laughs) In 'Bridesmaids'
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