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"The Liberator": Simón Bolívar biopic has epic sweep of revolution

Film fans rejoice - the Simón Bolívar biopic "The Liberator," which U.S. premiered at the LA Film Festival, is the state of the art for progressive motion pictures.

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A million laughs: Go Seth, young man!

Seth MacFarlane's R-rated "A Million Ways to Die in the West" serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments.

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"Trust Me": Nice agents finish last?

Clark Gregg is one of those actors whose name audiences may not know but whose face they will recognize. Especially for his recurring role as Marvel's Agent Phil Coulson.

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“Ida”: Women discover socialist Poland and themselves

It's a road picture, as the two women go back to their family's homestead and figure out what happened.

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From Congo to North Dakota, films examine the human condition

Several films screened at the recent 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deal with the search for peace and justice, or for truth and understanding. They offer much valuable food for thought.

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Entrapment, food wars, and capitalism in three films

A film that debuted at the recent Tribeca Film Festival offers compelling evidence that our government has gone too far in "protecting" its citizens.

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"Belle": young love in shadow of the slave trade

This historical drama takes up Belle's first encounters with young love, the stratified class system of the times, and disgusting forms of chauvinism.

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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"The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden" film review

The atavistic impulse to "get away from it all" and "return to nature" has been a literary theme since Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson cast away on desert islands.

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"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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