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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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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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Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina

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Best known as the struggling folk singer in the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, the actor discusses his role in the 2015 sci-fi horror film Ex Machina, the directorial debut of the acclaimed novelist Alex Garland.

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George Tillman Jr, The Longest Ride

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Tillman Jr. on his wonderful romantic drama 'The Longest Ride'. The film charts and contrasts a World War II love affair and marriage against a contemporary one between a professional bull riding cowboy and a gifted art student.

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Noah Baumbach, While We're Young

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The theme of generational jealousy is explored with sharp humor by the gifted indie writer-director behind Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale, in this observant comedy about the rejuvenation of an older couple through a younger one.

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Kornél Mundruczó, White God

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The Hungarian auteur on his film White God, a fantastical fable set in contemporary Budapest about a world where the social order is reversed as the downtrodden mixed breed dogs of the city revolt and descend on their masters and oppressors.

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Benoit Jacquot, Three Hearts

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Writer-director Jacquot’s beguiling film renews the classic archetype of a romantic triangle, with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni as sisters who both unknowingly fall in love with Belgium’s Benoit Poelvoorde. In English & French.

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The incendiary film documents the alarming pervasiveness of campus sexual assaults and universities’ reluctance to punish rapists. It analyzes crucial institutional failings and seeks to catalyze a movement for change.

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An in-depth chat with Dept. of Film's Associate Curator about the future of one of the world's premier film archives, the Museum of Modern Art, tackling the topical and contentious issue of digitization and its consequences.

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Justin Peck & Jody Lee Lipes, Ballet 422

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New York City Ballet choreographer and soloist Justin Peck on his 2013 piece, Paz de la Jolla, and the director who chronicled the development and premiere every step of the way. Insider information on the world renowned and notoriously private NYCB!

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Damián Szifrón, Wild Tales

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A remarkable, and remarkably entertaining, Argentinian entry in the Academy Awards sweepstakes for Best Foreign Language Film, Wild Tales offers multiple stories to consider the inner beast liable to be unleashed in “civilized” people.

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Writer-director returns for a fourth time to the Berlinale with his Victorian horror film, Angelica. At the Grand Hyatt's Tesiro Lounge the auteur talks up his new film and what he remembers about working as an actor with Robert Altman and Ang Lee.

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Kevin Costner, Black or White

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The Oscar-winning veteran finances and stars in Black or White as a boozy grandfather embroiled in a messy custody trial for his biracial granddaughter. The Hollywood legend doesn't pull punches in his discussion of race in contemporary America.

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Xavier Dolan, Mommy

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The Montreal wunderkind, whose French language filmmaking career began before he was 20 with the acclaimed I Killed My Mother, now scores with Mommy which, as co-writer, director and editor, won him last May’s Cannes Jury Prize.

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Julianne Moore, Still Alice

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In this upbeat interview, the five-time Academy award nominated actor discusses her role as an Alzheimer's victim, research, working in every medium--TV-stage-screen--and why winning an Oscar in 2015 would be good for her long-term health.

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