Opinion

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My top 10 for 2013: political, personal and fun

A couple of weddings, a few marches, sangria and football in snow: looking forward to new adventures in 2014.

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"Searching for Sugar Man": a review

Searching for Sugar Man is an uplifting documentary film about the life of Detroit based Mexican American working-class singer Sixto Rodriguez.

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Progressive cinema: “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”

Cousins is a brilliant scholar with allegiance to working people, who are represented with respect throughout the entire series.

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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Progressive cinema: Overview of 2012 Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival just completed its 8th season with an amazing array of over 200 films screened at seven theaters.

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“My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City”

"My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City" is a documentary film about gentrification and development in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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Movies you might have missed: “Fateless”

The capitalist industrialists of Nazi Germany were instrumental in the political rise and installation of Adolph Hitler as master of Germany.

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"Ruby Sparks": Guy creates perfect girlfriend, who created him?

"Ruby Sparks" is a romantic comedy with some rather dreadful underpinnings.

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Movie audience laughs and cringes at “Killer Joe”

Our matinee audience, nearly a full house, laughed all the way through "Killer Joe," but it was nervous laughter.

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