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"The Imitation Game": Binary consciousness at many levels

The enthralling story of an inspired, harassed and troubled genius, British mathematician Alan Turing and his conquest of the "unbreakable" Nazi "Enigma" code.

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So many good reasons to see “Wild”

Nominations and awards are being discussed for "Wild," with good reason.

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Nasser '56: A movie you might have missed

It captures the moment in history of the nationalization of the International Maritime Company, which gave Egypt control over the Suez Canal.

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"I Was Nineteen": Movies you might have missed

The 1968 film "I Was Nineteen" was written and directed by Konrad Wolf, who used the film to relate his experiences in the closing weeks of World War II.

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F.I.S.T.: A movie you might have missed

In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.

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"Train to Zakopané" is a hard hitting play about bigotry

The plight of Jews in 1928 Poland, with the rise of the Nazis lurking and looming in the background, is strong stuff.

 

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"The Chesapeake Bay Retriever": A shaggy dog mystery story

Blitzstein was a fine writer and critic, whose articles appeared several times in communist publications in the 30s and 40s when he was a Party member.

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Heart of lightness: "Florencia en el Amazonas"

Who says the operatic art form is dead? Simply put, Florencia en el Amazonas is among the finest operas this reviewer has ever seen.

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"Once Upon a Time, Veronica"

What's engrossing about this film is that it takes viewers behind the scenes into the psyche and soul of its protagonist, Veronica da Silva Fernandes (Hermila Guedes).

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Hollywood Left turns out to support Howard Zinn’s new book

Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."

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