May

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Einstein meets Eisenstein in "The Tree of Life"

Four words I never thought I'd see in the same film: Sean Penn and dinosaurs.

Song and struggle: “Bravely Comrades, In Step”

The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.

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"Carancho": Film noir that can't get much darker

We know what corruption and film noir look like, though, and "Carancho" is a fine example.

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Common and hip hop are as American as apple pie

Conservative media pundits and Republican extremists deliberately used Common's invitation by the White House to condemn the Obama administration.

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"Brothers of Bella": vintage music with a red tinge

Musically, "Brothers of Bella" is masterful, with rambunctious piano playing backed by accordion, bass, guitar, and drums. Yet the band doesn't stretch beyond the realm of classic music styles.

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“Thor” hammers away at box office

Rather than coming off as corny and preposterous, Thor contains scenes that are grandiose and moving.

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Trapped in history: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

In "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Herzog adds a sometimes absurd, but always human, touch.

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Rage rocker Morello: "This is a union town" (with video)

Tom Morello's solo act saw his return to political activism through music after a year of playing with apolitical rock band Audioslave.