July

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Cop show reveals the U.S.-Mexico divide

What makes "The Bridge" fascinating is not only its characters, but what is going on behind them.

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“Fruitvale Station”: an American tragedy

Ryan Coogler gives us Fruitvale Station as a symbolic recapitulation of the Stations of the Cross, recounting the last 30-plus hours of Oscar Grant III's life.

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“The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy”: What??

Lefcourt's cream pie in the face of the old Bolshevik is Trotsky's second assassination.

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Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida, opposes “stand your ground” (video)

The 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on July 14, that until the law is abolished in Florida, he will "never" perform there again.

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“What Lies Across the Water”: Revealing new book on Cuban 5

In comprehensive and convincing fashion the book explains how the Cuban Five came to be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.

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"The Attack": Can a love story explain the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Like many of the best movies ever, the story of Amin, Siham and their friends and family, is only the front part of the film, while the real story is taking place in the background.

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Class struggle from the couch

Back in 2011, the video-gaming industry was already three-fifths the size of the movie industry. For that reason alone, games deserve serious critical attention.

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Pacific Rim: a great giant monster film!

Del Toro is a master of visual design. The monsters and robots are so full of detail they become characters. The scale is truly immersive and the action is spectacular.

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“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead:” A review

Women of every race and class face corresponding challenges, but the dramatically different circumstances leave you wondering if there's the basis for an alliance?

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“The East” probes ultra-left minds in twisted plot

Ellen Page is wonderful in "The East." I've never seen her in a movie when she wasn't wonderful.

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