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Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is for the ages

I doubted Spielberg's ability to pull off the dynamics and nuances of our 16th president and the times he lived in, yet, he did. "Lincoln" is his masterpiece

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Skyfall: powerful entry in James Bond series

Bond endures, and as much as one can credit the simple virtues of a well-conceived fantasy figure, it's also due to producers who felt they owed the character a fresh approach.

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Surrogate Socialism: The Sessions

The Biblical story of Eden is a tale of claiming the freedom to make our own decisions in life, of taking action that rebels against the established order.

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Some assembly required for "Seven Psychopaths"

Even though it's technically British, it's got two American union bugs in the last frame: IATSE and Teamsters.

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Again: Fifth “Fringe” season an absolute must watch!

Heavily explored so far in Season Five is the concept of what humans consider "beautiful," and how that relates to "joy" and "happiness."

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Environment, unions, bluegrass, and metal: Panopticon’s “Kentucky”

Kentucky covers corporate greed, union busting, environmental abuse, and the bonds of workers and family - and those are just the main themes.

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"All Together": Getting old in new France

The vaguely socialistic title references "The New Communards," consisting of a crack ensemble cast of two actresses well known to American audiences.

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Artist Al Heuer talks pop art and politics

When it comes to political activism, "What better way [to take part in it] than through photography and painting?"

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Viewers get committed to "American Horror Story: Asylum"

Every now and then, a series comes along that defies and ignores its competition.

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"Arrow" is sharp, but has yet to hit its mark

Though drawing too many parallels to the Dark Knight, the format gradually pays off, as it allows the series to avoid the awful camp and soap opera of the CW's previous superhero show, "Smallville."

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