Opinion

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Love, revolution, Lula: films from Latin America

Two new films from Latin America dramatize the progressive histories of Cuba and Brazil: one an allegory, the other a biopic of a charismatic leader.

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“Problema”: fascinating film of ideas

This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.

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“The Girl” resists male dominance

Swedish stoic Lisbeth Salander, Goth woman, continues her resistance to international political conspiracy and, even more important, worldwide male dominance.

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Television gets “Outsourced”

Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.

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Stunning films from China to Wall Street

Recommended films: the thrilling Chinese "Aftershock," the emotionally powerful "ANPO: Art X War," "Client 9," and the latest by John Sayles.

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“The Backlash”: eye-opening field trip to the far right

"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.

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"Social Network" is a must see

"The Social Network" highlights the positive and far-reaching aspects of the inevitable online revolution sweeping the world through Facebook. But the film also emphasizes the betrayal, greed, and lonely attributes that came to the network's creator along with the fame and glory.

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Workers in struggle on and off screen

While audiences were treated to one of the most exciting pro-labor films in decades at last month's Toronto Festival, a real-life struggle was going on outside.

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Working class film legends offer new Iraq thriller

Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty were invited to attend the Toronto Festival this year to promote their new collaborative work, "Route Irish," and Laverty's own film "Even the Rain."

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Films show human element in Palestinians’ struggles

The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.

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