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Squirm Factor Propels Two New Films

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Squirm Factor Propels Two New Films

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Squirm Factor Propels Two New Films

Squirm Factor Propels Two New Films

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Two popular movies are making audiences squirm. Towelhead addresses cultural tensions in the story of an Arab-American girl blossoming into womanhood, and Lakeview Terrace is about a cop who is wary of the interracial couple who just moved onto his block.

Film critic Desson Thomson talks with Scott Simon about movies with uncomfortable subject matter.