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Stephen Schaefer, photo from Stephen Schaefer's Blog, Hollywood & Mine.
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Film critic and entertainment reporter Stephen Schaefer writes regularly for Variety, Hollywood’s well known trade paper, and The Boston Herald with interviews, features, reviews and his “Hollywood & Mine” blog at bostonherald.com/blogs/stephenschaefer.

Schaefer also hosts the half-hour weekly Web interview show "Beyond the Subtitles" on ARTonAIR.org where guests range from independent and foreign language filmmakers, documentarians, actors and critics from around the world. He often covers film festivals in Berlin, Venice, New York and Toronto. nto.

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Beyond the Subtitles

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Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far.

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Jesse Eisenberg, The End of the Tour

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Eisenberg discusses his role in the 2015 film The End of the Tour as David Lipsky, a Rolling Stone reporter who spends five days interviewing the wild literary genius David Foster Wallace.

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Michael Winterbottom, The Face of An Angel

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The English writer-director joins Clocktower to discuss his 2014 film Face of an Angel, a riff on the notorious Amanda Knox case in which the American college student is accused of murdering her roommate in Italy.

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Mia Wasikowska, Madame Bovary

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Wasikowska, just 23 when she landed a role in the 2014 film version of Madame Bovary, ranks among the youngest to play an anti-heroine whose marital frustrations and obsessive shopping continue to intrigue filmmakers and audiences.

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Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos

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The triple threat co-writer, director and star discusses his independent film, A Little Chaos. With equal parts candor and good humor, Rickman recalls the travails of financing the movie, landing Kate Winslet as the film's sensual gardener, and more.

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Maya Forbes, Infinitely Polar Bear

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Maya Forbes, known as a comedic writer from her work on The Larry Sanders Show and the Disney animated farce Monsters v. Aliens, makes an acclaimed filmmaking debut with the autobiographical Sundance sensation Infinitely Polar Bear.

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Alicia Vikander, Testament of Youth

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Easily Sweden’s most popular cinematic export, Vikander stars in a staggering half dozen 2015 releases. Listen to discover the artist's quietly determined nature as she discusses her early ballet and career ambitions.

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Mann, star of the Sundance sensation, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, discusses his screen test with Olivia Cooke (Dying Girl), how the character Earl developed, and how the famous novel Death in Venice figures as a plot point in the film.

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Caroll Spinney, I Am Big Bird

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Since 1969 Caroll Spinney has been the puppeteer and creative force behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. An upbeat Spinney recalls landing this dream job, how a stroke of luck decreed that he stayed, and his memories of Jim Henson.

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Gaspard Ulliel, Saint Laurent

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Ulliel discusses the challenges of playing the iconic Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic, including a surprise make-out scene and why moviegoers may be more upset with a pet dog’s overdose than an addict’s in the film's plot.

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Morgan Freeman, Five Flights Up

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Long respected as one of America's great actors, Freeman reflects on a career that began in the 1960s and shows no signs of slowing down in any way, shape, or form as he teams up with Diane Keaton in the comedy Five Flights Up.

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Zoe Kravitz, Good Kill

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Standing out as the voice of reason and outrage, the actress comes into her own in Andrew Niccol's provocative drone drama Good Kill opposite Ethan Hawke. She also talks about her other two major films of 2015, Mad Max Fury Road and Dope.

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Kristen Wiig, Welcome to Me

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The Bridesmaids screenwriter on her offbeat comedy about a bipolar lottery winner. She discusses her work ethic, the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and explains the need to balance humor and sensitivity on the theme of mental illness.

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Paolo Taviani, Wondrous Boccaccio

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Premiering the 14th century-set film, Paolo Taviani, 83, talks of the film’s 30 year gestation, how he wants to be making movies at 107, and how he and his brother Vittorio realized their lives would be entwined professionally as well as personally.

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Nick Broomfield, The Grim Sleeper

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Nick Broomfield’s powerful documentary investigates the case of the Los Angeles serial killer who operated with immunity for 25 years. A devastating exposé of police inaction, the film examines issues of race, class, and institutional injustice.

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