Opinion

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.

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New "Spider-Man" spins a predictable web

For the most part, this new film is how Spider-Man should have been done in the first place. The film is energized and emotive. On the other hand, it's also far from groundbreaking.

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"The Dark Knight Rises" above expectations

Many will doubt this film's ability to trump the success and artistic integrity of 2008's The Dark Knight (generally considered to be the "Godfather" of superhero films).

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Hollywood hokum conquers all

The films bridged the gap between completely unbelievable and utter nonsense, but they did it with admirable verve and commitment.

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Zapped: Cinema theft in 4-D

With the revamp of 3-D, and the larger IMAX screens, moviegoers have the best experience they have ever had, but that comes at a price.

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Documenting the disaster

"Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" is an examination of endless heartbreak and the clinging to the slender thread of hope.

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“The Revolutionary” - an American in China’s Communist Party

This is the story of a civil rights activist and union organizer who became a linguist, went to China after World War II, and joined the Chinese Communist revolution.

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"Prometheus" - The return of smart sci-fi

The storytelling approach here was very cerebral, which instantly makes "Prometheus" a candidate for the best science fiction film seen in several years.

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Good summer movies: Moonrise, Marigold, Bernie, Hysteria

Moviegoers can take their pick of several good light-hearted films as the summer season begins. Each of these four has something to say and says it well.

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