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"Sarajevo": Saga of 1914 joins ranks of great pacifist films

Like Oliver Stone in JFK, Sarajevo's director Andreas Prochaska and writer Martin Ambrosch have created a counter-narrative to the official version of why the archduke was shot.

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"Eat With Me": You may be hungry an hour after this tasty coming-out tale

"Eat With Me" alternates between being an enjoyable, poignant coming-out comedy drama and a paint-or rather film-by numbers story.

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Progressive cinema: Whistleblowers at Tribeca

Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.

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Unique films get honors at Tribeca Film Fest

The 12-day festival co-founded by Robert De Niro screened 89 feature films and 57 shorts to an audience of almost a half a million viewers.

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"The Quiet Ones" is drama dressed up as horror

Though perhaps arbitrarily unique among its peers, "The Quiet Ones" will likely still get lumped in with the other PG-13 contemporaries and forgotten soon enough.

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Captain America sequel hits all the right buttons

Weaved throughout the storyline are critiques of NSA surveillance and data-mining, the assassination of U.S. citizens without due process, and drone strikes.

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“Cesar Chavez” is an inspiring must see for today

The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.

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Star-studded "Monuments Men" asks: Is art worth fighting for?

A historical drama of saving 1,000 years of our cultural heritage. in the knowledge that if Hitler went down, he would take with him to the grave the treasure house of Western Civilization just out of spite. Maybe most was rescued, though a great deal also was lost.

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Oscars, shmoscars, here are the 2013 Progie film awards

In an attempt to draw attention to films of social significance with progressive content, I developed The Progie Awards. A collective of international film writers nominates films and actors for these awards.

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"Philomena:" heartbreak, fortitude, and search for closure

It's something of a "buddy movie," one of many where two people with great dissimilarities are teamed together in some common objective over which they have no agreement.

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