Movies you might have missed: "I Am Twenty"

Soviet filmmakers were often criticized in the West for producing stories sneeringly termed "boy gets tractor, meets girl."


Occupy protests spur music explosion

Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.


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.


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.


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.


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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