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Godzilla Vs. Kong puts two franchise stars in epic battles on land and sea. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures hide caption

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A golden arch marks the entrance to Nu Boyana Film Studios, nestled into the side of Vitosha Mountain in Sofia. Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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As COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming In The U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead In Bulgaria

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In Godzilla vs. Kong, the Titans meet up and face off. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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In A Long-Awaited Matchup, Godzilla And Kong Stomp Where Marvel Fears To Tread

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'Tina' Directors On Walking A Fine Line In New Tina Turner Documentary

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A Conversation With The Director Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'Time'

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Eddie Izzard co-wrote the script for Six Minutes to Midnight, and stars as half German, half British teacher Thomas Miller. Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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Eddie Izzard: 'Hopefully Hitler Is Revolving In Some Trench'

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Writer Of 'One Night In Miami' On One Knight In Miami

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Star Samkus, who works at the King Soopers grocery store and knew three of the victims of a mass shooting at the store a day earlier, cries while kneeling in front of crosses placed in honor of the victims, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Gun Violence Never Went Away, Plus The Overlooked Talent Of Asian Actors

It might have seemed like mass shootings were down last year, but 2020 was actually one of the deadliest years for gun violence in decades. Sam talks to Abené Clayton, reporter for The Guardian, about why some shootings get more coverage than others. Plus, Sam talks to Shirley Li, staff writer at The Atlantic, about Minari and the way stereotypes inform how white audiences view the performances of Asian actors. Then, Hannah Giorgis, also of The Atlantic, joins Sam and Shirley to play Who Said That.

Gun Violence Never Went Away, Plus The Overlooked Talent Of Asian Actors

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MC And Actor Riz Ahmed Embraces A New Kind Of Role In 'Sound Of Metal'

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In 'Sound Of Metal,' Riz Ahmed Rages Against Silence

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Bertrand Tavernier poses for a portrait at the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival in Los Angeles on April 11, 2005. Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Acclaimed French Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Dies At 79

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In Another Round, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) is a bored and boring teacher who decides that life would be better with more alcohol. Henrik Ohsten/Courtesy of TIFF hide caption

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'Another Round'? This Tipsy Danish Film Asks, Why Not?

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Sacha Baron Cohen, front right, plays Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7. Nico Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A 'Bouffon' Is A Good Thing

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