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Bob Mondello brought in his own personal copy of the original Follies cast album — intern Patrick Fort added the starburst. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations

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Marion Cotillard is Sandra, who must convince her factory co-workers to vote against giving themselves a bonus in order to preserve her job, in Two Days, One Night. /Les Films du Fleuve hide caption

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'Leviathan' And 'Two Days' Look For Oscar Gold

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Richard Linklater's daringly experimental Boyhood is Bob Mondello's favorite film of 2014. IFC Productions hide caption

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Favorite Films Of 2014: Why Stop At 10?

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Bob Mondello Watched 'The Interview,' So You Don't Have To (Really, You Don't)

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'Selma' Manages To Be Both Passion-Inspiring And Measured

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Timothy Spall finds beauty in the unlikeliest places as painter J.M.W. Turner. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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Quvenzhane Wallis (second from right) stars in an updated version of Annie, produced by Jay Z. Barry Wetcher/Sony Pictures Entertainment hide caption

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An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

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No Surprise, 'Inherent Vice' Adaptation Is Dense And Complicated

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Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

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Philae Comet Landing Reminiscent Of 'Armageddon,' 'Deep Impact'

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Rameses (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Nefertari (Golshifteh Farahani) try to save their stricken child, a victim of one of the plagues, in Exodus: Gods And Kings. Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

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Steve Carell ditches any pretense of comedy in Foxcatcher. Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Satirists Go Serious in 'Foxcatcher' And 'Rosewater' — And It Works

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A black hole might be the key to humankind's future in Interstellar. Courtesy of Paramount hide caption

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Tripping Into A Black Hole In This Week's Movies

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