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Nasser '56: A movie you might have missed

It captures the moment in history of the nationalization of the International Maritime Company, which gave Egypt control over the Suez Canal.

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"I Was Nineteen": Movies you might have missed

The 1968 film "I Was Nineteen" was written and directed by Konrad Wolf, who used the film to relate his experiences in the closing weeks of World War II.

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F.I.S.T.: A movie you might have missed

In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.

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"The Chesapeake Bay Retriever": A shaggy dog mystery story

Blitzstein was a fine writer and critic, whose articles appeared several times in communist publications in the 30s and 40s when he was a Party member.

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"Once Upon a Time, Veronica"

What's engrossing about this film is that it takes viewers behind the scenes into the psyche and soul of its protagonist, Veronica da Silva Fernandes (Hermila Guedes).

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Movies you might have missed: "We’ll Live Till Monday"

This film is "an honest portrayal that also deals frankly with the complex human problems that are involved in molding the communist man and woman."

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Florence of Suburbia: “The Vortex” in review

While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.

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Television news criticized in "Nightcrawler"

Most of the reviews call "Nightcrawler" a gorefest, made-for-Halloween, shocker. But there's a lot more to it.

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Russian films at Chicago International Film Festival

New themes are appearing in Russian films that expose the extent of government corruption, which decimates a people subjected to an increasing supply of drugs, crime, and violence.

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"Interstellar" says the world may not end

If you are still marveling over Stanley Kubrick's great sci-fi film 2001, released 46 years ago and still stunning, you will probably like Interstellar.

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