Opinion

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‘Julie and Julia’ — most underrated movie of the year

"Julie and Julia" is the most underrated movie of the year.

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New vampire film takes a bite out of capitalism

Having premiered at the 34th Annual Toronto Inter-national Film Festival on September 11, 2009, but seeing its wide theatrical debut on January 8, 2010 (I caught it yesterday in Chicago), "Daybreakers" is a thinking man's vampire film.

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Movie review: Avatar is a winner

We arrived early to get seats for Avatar, because it's been breaking box-office records and we didn't want to have to sit in the front row.

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George Clooney and we go flying

George Clooney and "Up In The Air" may leave you dangling, with a lot  to talk about.

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‘Precious’ is outstanding — and controversial

Film producer and promoter Lee Daniels returned to the director's chair, after his 2005 film effort, "Shadowboxer," by taking the book by Sapphire, called "Push" and making an outstanding film: "Precious."

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Few happy endings, but much food for thought

From troubled teens to murders in a maquiladora town, new films reflect the growing pressures of surviving in today's economic climate.

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Rock and roll, the BBC and dictatorship: a movie review

Governments, especially repressive ones that are worried about their people getting out of hand, tend to repress art, especially that which may be considered "subversive."

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Religion rocked?

Is 2009 the year for questioning religion? My movie buddy and I, still full of questions from having seen "Religulous" earlier this year, saw "The Invention of Lying" and "A Serious Man" in early October.

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‘Good Hair’: About us but not for us

Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.

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‘This Is It’ Michael Jackson’s final performance

My family had planned a movie day and it was a big debate between me, my husband and three sons about which movie we would see.

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