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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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Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent

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Pierre Niney plays the influential couturier Yves Saint Laurent in the film of the same name, a choice made all the more appropriate by their striking resemblance. The actor discusses landing the role, and getting approval from YSL's dog.

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Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Andy Serkis's film reputation has not been defined by his delivery of prolific speeches, nor his onscreen charm or wit. Rather, he has become the leading CGI performance capture artist. He discusses his roles as Gollum, Tintin, and Caesar the chimp.

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Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer

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South Korean Bong Joon-ho brings his first English language film, the sci fi thriller Snowpiercer with Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. Bong talks about his fight for a director’s cut, the Bulgarian filming and how he directs actor.

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Film critic and MoMA curator, Dave Kehr, discusses his film wherein he examines the truths and secrets of Harry Cohn's Columbia Pictures. The documentary follows the evolution of crime filmography in the midst of a quickly changing American society.

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Joe Berlinger tackles the case of the notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, bringing to light tough questions about whether justice was delivered to the victims, or if there was a federal cover-up. Bulger's also defense attorney weighs in.

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John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys

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A Broadway classic hits the silver screen with John Lloyd Young, Clint Eastwood, and Christopher Walken leading the way. The Tony Award winning actor talks about taking Jersey Boys' Frankie Valli to film and performing alongside Hollywood greats.

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Brenton Thwaites, The Signal

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We chat with the latest Aussie sensation who, at only 25, has secured a string of high-profile roles, including "Oculus," the upcoming "The Giver," and this month's sci-fi thriller, "The Signal." We catch up while he films in Sydney, Australia.

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Emmanuelle Devos, Violette

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Daring, spirited, sexually explicit, feminist; all of these words could be used to describe the French author, Violette Leduc. Emmanuelle Devos discusses what it was like to portray this tempestuous woman in Martin Provost's French film, Violette.

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Clive Owen, Words and Pictures

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In one of the most multi-layered and complex roles of his career the veteran British actor plays a functioning alcoholic prep school teacher in Fred Schepisi’s “Words and Pictures”. Owen discusses the movie, his co-stars, and his upcoming TV show.

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Dakota Fanning, Night Moves

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Having been under Hollywood's spotlight for most of her life, Dakota Fanning has played her share of colorful characters. Listen in on how she approached her roles in an extremist eco-terrorist thriller and a biographical drama about Errol Flynn.

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Sam Claflin & Olivia Cooke, The Quiet Ones

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The British rising stars team up for the psychological horror drama, The Quiet Ones, which is only the start for the newcomers who have an impressive repertoire between them including roles in Snow White & The Huntsman, The Hunger Games, and Ouija.

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Paweł Pawlikowski, Ida

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The Oxford-educated Polish writer/director marvels at the success of his black-and-white portrait of his homeland back in the communist run 1960s where an orphan about to take her final vows as a Catholic nun discovers she is actually Jewish. 

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Vanessa Paradis, Fading Gigolo

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Vanessa Paradis discusses her role as a lonely widowed mother of six in a Hasidic community who yearns for a human touch. Paradis also reflects on her celebrity life, the effects of fame, and what it was like to work with the iconic Woody Allen.

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Lucia Puenza, The German Doctor

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How can a nation look the other way in the face of infamous criminals? This is writer/director, Lucia Puenza's question about her native South America. The continent being one to harbor convicted Nazis, such as the Doctor of Death, after the war.

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