African American history through music

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


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

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


The Muppets occupy Hollywood

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


"Skin I Live In" gets very weird

Almodóvar is internationally famous for highly colorful, exceedingly dramatic, often perverse films. Some might find them shocking.


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.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Chicago exhibit shines light on communist art

Koretsky was famous for his dramatic style and bold portrayals of the war on fascism and his critiques of treatment of Africans in Africa.


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.


People, presidents and kings star in new documentaries

Documentaries dealing with history and politics come from all corners of the globe.


Progressive documentaries make their debut

Once again there were many thrilling new documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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