Opinion

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In Time: One man's immortality is another man's death

Time is money. In Time seems to take that quite literally. In what is a brilliant metaphor for modern day class segregation, the poor die young and the rich live forever. And a man named Will Salas sets out to do something about it.

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Audiences test positive for "Contagion"

Outside of zombie fiction, viral outbreaks are a theme rarely explored in film. "Contagion" changed that, and director Roland Emmerich ought to take a few steps back - because this is the precursor to the next generation of disaster films.

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“Jesus Was a Commie” and “Vapor Trail”

Among the 59 short films screened at the Traverse City Film Festival, the title that attracted the most attention was "Jesus Was a Commie," directed by the accomplished actor Matthew Modine.

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What lessons learned in "Rise of the Apes"?

The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.

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Movies tell the truth at Michael Moore's film festival

The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.

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Captain America’s star-spangled banter

Captain America is a classic comic tale-turned-cinema, but in its shift from paper to big screen, a few things may have been lost in translation.

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"Project Nim": Gripping film poses tough questions

Project Nim takes the viewer on a journey through the life of Nim Chimpsky, with a less than stellar outcome for science and, sadly, for Nim.

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Michael Moore's film fest blooms in Traverse City

Michael Moore's influence in the film industry has given birth to one of the most progressive film festivals in the world.

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

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Werner Herzog goes deep in 3-D "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

An exclusive visit to see the paintings deep inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, arranged by permission of the French government. Very few people will ever see these paintings with their own eyes.

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