June

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“Dormant Beauty:” a searing look at death and politics

The topical Dormant Beauty is about - depending on your point of view - the right to die, or rather, perhaps, the right to life.

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Tricky Dick rides again in “Our Nixon”

Our Nixon, shown at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, is a compilation film by Penny Lane about the only U.S. president who resigned and left office in disgrace.

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Costa-Gavras thrills fans with “Capital”

Costa-Gavras is back with a new thriller about the banking industry.

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"Man of Steel" is the definitive Superman

How do you make a super-powered, cape-wearing alien work in the eyes of a cynical, seen-it-all-before 2013 audience?

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"Far Out Isn't Far Enough": unique art of Tomi Ungerer

Contrast, courage, and challenge ... these are the words one may think of when viewing "Far Out Isn't Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," written, produced, and directed by Brad Bernstein.

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New “Star Trek” boldly goes...where it's gone before

Star Trek Into Darkness is a pleasant enough popcorn flick with plenty of character development. But it falls short of its full potential.

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"Upstream Color": A vibrant puzzle of a film

Somebody is stalking successful young urban professionals, force-feeding them mind-nullifying worms, and exploiting their suggestive state to rob them of their homes, money and sense of confidence.

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“Crossfire Hurricane:” Rolling Stones at 50

The Rolling Stones may be sarcastic, misogynistic, and more than a little Jurassic, but they have come to define rock and roll.