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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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Greta Gerwig, Mistress America

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An interview with the star and co-writer of a Noah Baumbach screwball comedy in which the actor plays a 30-year-old woman at a crossroads, trying to find the right path alongside a newfound best friend: her 18-year-old future stepsister.

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Rebecca Brando, Listen to Me Marlon

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The icon's daughter on the startling documentary about her father, that features hundreds of hours of never-before-released audio diaries paired with found footage and clips of the actor's greatest and worst roles.

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Joel Edgerton, The Gift

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The Australian writer-director-producer-star discusses the origins of his 2015 psychological thriller, a film he reworked intensely to avoid clichés.

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Laura Linney, Mr. Holmes

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The Oscar-nominated actress discusses her role as Sherlock Holmes’ housekeeper in Bill Condon’s 2015 film.

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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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