November

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Few happy endings, but much food for thought

From troubled teens to murders in a maquiladora town, new films reflect the growing pressures of surviving in today's economic climate.

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Yip Harburg, ‘Wizard of Oz’ songwriter & socialist

There is much to be told about the message of the holiday classic, "Wizard of Oz," beginning with its Oscar-winning lyricist Edgar Yipsel Harburg.

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Religion rocked?

Is 2009 the year for questioning religion? My movie buddy and I, still full of questions from having seen "Religulous" earlier this year, saw "The Invention of Lying" and "A Serious Man" in early October.

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‘Good Hair’: About us but not for us

Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.

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‘This Is It’ Michael Jackson’s final performance

My family had planned a movie day and it was a big debate between me, my husband and three sons about which movie we would see.