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Spike Lee / Paul Schrader On 'First Reformed'

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Filmmaker Spike Lee is nominated for best director for 'BlackKkKlansman.' He spoke with Terry Gross about growing up in Brooklyn, gentrification, and how he got started in film.

TV critic David Bianculli reviews the Amazon documentary series 'Lorena,' about Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis.

'First Reformed,' which Paul Schrader wrote and directed, is up for an Oscar for best screenplay. Ethan Hawke stars as a divorced minister experiencing a crisis of faith. Schrader also wrote the screenplay for the 1976 film 'Taxi Driver.'

Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Birds of Passage,' about the origins of the Colombian drug trade, from the point of view of an indigenous family.

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