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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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Morgan Saylor, White Girl

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Beyond the Subtitles

Saylor was just six when she knew where her lifetime interest would be. Memorable jobs range from a voiceover on The Sopranos to her breakthrough role as Dana Brody on Homeland. Now she carries the unrated, hedonistic tale of a college co-ed.

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John Krasinski, The Hollars

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His nice guy persona firmly established, Krasinski opts for quirky and moody in his sophomore directing effort, spinning the dark comedy tale of a dysfunctional family whose matriarch has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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Edgar Ramirez, Hands of Stone

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Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez explains why it was essential to spend a year training with Robert De Niro, the "Raging Bull" himself as his trainer, for his portrayal of boxing champ Roberto Duran in “Hands of Stone,”

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Schaefer chats with Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland and Swedish superstar Stellan Skarsgård who have fashioned a black revenge comedy with a body count climbing into the triple digits.

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Sian Heder, Tallulah

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The domestic tragicomedy with Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Tammy Blanchard, was inspired by Sian Heder’s acclaimed 2006 short, Mother, which in turn was based on an encounter when she temped as a nanny at high end Beverly Hills hotels.

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Logan Lerman, Indignation

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The 24-year-old star of Indignation, an acclaimed adaptation of Philip Roth’s autobiographical 2008 novel, has navigated the sometimes precarious road from child actor to meditative adult, by watching and learning from his career-changing roles.

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Mike Birbiglia, Don’t Think Twice

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Screenwriter-director-actor and stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia scores with a heartfelt study of an improv group imploding in the acutely observed, heart-rending Don’t Think Twice.

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Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

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The New York born actor-photographer-publisher talks about his new film Captain Fantastic, a story of living off the grid, and what he sees as his film’s appeal in our divisive society.

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Director Thorsten Schütte is joined by Moon Zappa (Frank Zappa's daughter) as they discuss Moon's father, and Schütte's expansive movie offering a 30 year portrait of the late avant-garde rock musician/composer/satirist and lyricist.

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David Farrier & Dylan Reeve, Tickled!

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Learn about David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s astonishing documentary profiling a LA based contentious contest for “competitive endurance tickling,” whose contestants were young men ages 18 to 23.

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Penny Lane, Nuts!

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Penny Lane discusses her new movie, revolving around the mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, a Midwest “doctor” whose impotence cure via goat glands and inventive use of a powerful 1920s radio tower made him a millionaire.

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Lorenzo Vigas, From Afar

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Venezuelan writer-director Vigas speaks about his stark, unsettling drama, winner of The Golden Lion, whose central character Armando --a dental technician who cruises Caracas for the paid company of street kids-- defines enigmatic.

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Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, De Palma

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Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow sit down to discuss "De Palma", an enthralling study of the astounding career of director Brian De Palma.

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Mark Ruffalo, Now You See Me 2

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Three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo talks about why this unexpected sequel has suspicious continuity, why his Hulk will not have a movie to call his own, and why he's really, really happy never to have won that Oscar.

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