October

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Horror movies with a conscience?

The movies that follow are fantasies based on real, immediate, contemporary threats.

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“Final Fantasy,” capitalism, and the environment

"Final Fantasy VII" centers on a militant ecological group called AVALANCHE, which is trying to stop the Shinra corporation from destroying the planet in its pursuit of Mako energy. 

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"American Horror Story" welcomes viewers into its coven

A horror anthology series with a rotating/recurring cast, always led by the talented Jessica Lange. Too gruesome for some, too campy for others, American Horror Story is one of those shows that finds and snags a niche audience,

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Great outer space “Gravity” and other film pleasures

I must start with the most stunning, a 3D film that had me jumping and falling out of my seat throughout the entire exasperating journey.

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New movies: thrillers, farmers, communists and Armstrong’s lie

Prisoners is a thriller allegory about U.S. foreign policy featuring a dream cast including Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo.

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Skagos' “Anarchic” disregards the “laws” of its genre

Composed of two musical pieces, each over 30 minutes in length, the release offers a poetic perspective on the current state of the natural world.

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Saudi girl's story exposes oppression of women

The film audience cringes as Wadjda's flowering pre-teen youth is hammered with humiliations and denials of even the slightest sign of human growth.