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‘Cesar Chavez’ Deifies Instead of Humanizes Its Hero

Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.

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New York Film Festival: Revolución

"What does the Mexican Revolution mean to you today?" Various filmmakers attempt to answer that in this series of compelling shorts.

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11 May 2009 // 1:35 AM

Rudo y Cursi

Only a few minutes into Rudo y Cursi, the brothers are discovered playing grand and gloriously boyish fútbol.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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23 Feb 2009 // 1:46 AM

HOLLYWOOD - “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who gave a politically tinged acceptance speech on stage, continued his political bent backstage, calling on President Obama

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19 Feb 2009 // 3:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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‘Milk’s Legacy More Timely Now Than Ever

Harvey Milk was more than a politician. He was more than a grass roots illustration of San Francisco’s struggling gay rights movement and underrepresented

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Sean Penn hopes film on America’s first openly gay politician will help modern-day movement

SAN FRANCISCO - It has been 30 years since San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold such a

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26 Nov 2008 // 6:30 AM

‘Milk’ exposes paradox for screen’s leading men

Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” isn’t just a mainstream-minded Oscar candidate; it’s also a rallying cry. With Sean Penn starring as Harvey Milk,

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26 Nov 2008 // 2:30 AM

Milk

Milk urges optimism and action, even as it also recalls the loss of its charismatic subject.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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6 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Terminal (2004)

The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.

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17 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Terminal (2004)

Viktor is pronounced 'unacceptable', a man without nation, identity, or status.

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.

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14 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Open Range (2003)

Kevin Costner's film assumes the usual mythology: the West 'died' when corporate thinking encroached on the boundless spirit of the cowboys.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Y Tu Mamá También (2002)

Y Tu Mamá También is all about how we shape the details of living, despite and because of this risk.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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