Opinion

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"Young Adult": You can't go home again to Kilimanjaro

The only uplifting thing in the movie was the IATSE union bug in the last frame.

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London calling: a review of "London River"

Co-writer/director Bouchareb explores the unlikely cross-cultural friendship that evolves between the Christian woman and Muslim man.

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African American history through music

The film is a look back at the "Black Power" movement in the years referenced in the title.

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Muppets, Fox News and the Looney Tune right

The sheer wackiness of its anti-Muppets hysteria suggests that Fox News has become a parody of itself - but it represents a powerful political constituency.

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Go see "Hugo," "Descendants," skip "Melancholia"

"Hugo" and "The Decendants" get two thumbs up. "Melancholia" on the other hand gets two thumbs down.

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The Muppets occupy Hollywood

A Muppets encounter with the Occupy movement might have made for a more interesting reboot of the franchise.

Six incredibly bad films inspired by the Cold War

For some filmmakers, the Cold War became a convenient excuse for moronic plotlines, insufferable jingoism, and unapologetically reactionary politics. 

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Was the Nazi lesson learned?

The prosecutors and judges as well, intended to make sure that Hitler's war and attendant atrocities would never happen again.

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In Time: One man's immortality is another man's death

Time is money. In Time seems to take that quite literally. In what is a brilliant metaphor for modern day class segregation, the poor die young and the rich live forever. And a man named Will Salas sets out to do something about it.

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From Chernobyl to Islamophobia, new films take on history and politics

The success of "Days of Glory" actually forced the French government to improve benefits to Algerian veterans.

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