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‘Restrepo’ Airing on National Geographic Channel Tonight

The Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo airs on National Geographic Channel at 8pm ET, 2 February.

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‘The English Is Coming!’ A Different Form of Global Domination

Robots! Bikinis! Language definitely influences society and culture; here is a glimpse into certain English terms that have made their mark on the world.

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Chinese Cinema Through a Communist Lens

Facets two-DVD package, Chinese Cinema Through a Communist Len, provides potent, if minimal, representations of an era of Chinese filmmaking rarely seen in the US.

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Paul Robeson: A Resonant Voice That Will Never Be Fully Silenced

Modern day 'political' celebrities can't hold a candle to Paul Robeson, who always flaunted his politics even when it was perhaps most dangerous to do so.

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‘Dreaming in Hindi’: Total Immersion, or Panicked Submersion?

Even at 45, Rich must defend her reputation. As she filters it through what would have been her acquired Hindi: “I have not been bringing men up to my room. I have not been throwing condoms onto people’s roofs.”

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‘You Really Got Me’ Really, Really Got to Me

This utterly abominable hatchet job makes an unforgivable hash of one of the great bands of the British Invasion.

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‘Collapse’: The End Is Near

Frightening us with a nastier, more direct approach than Al Gore or Michael Moore, Ruppert makes no excuses for his bleak take on today's world.

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Life: A Simple Story About Sex and Food

Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.

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2 Jun 2010 // 6:30 AM

The humble pixel, millions of which we see everyday and take for granted, finally gets it’s due in the form of a fascinating short

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23 May 2010 // 9:02 PM

Various Artists: eXpo

A spotlight on the Chinese electronic music scene, just in time for the World Expo.

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‘To Have & To Hold’ Celebrates the Love of All Things Vinyl… As in Records

A little less than a year ago, PopMatters columnist Rob Horning eloquently revisited “the listening conditions of (his) 11-year-old self” in a piece that celebrated

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Rediscovered Proto-Punk Band Death the Subject of a New Documentary

It was perhaps one of the single greatest music-related stories of the past year. In a nutshell, the story of Death includes a family punk

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Well, this is quite strange. There’s an inarguable baby zeitgeist happening right now for some reason. Celebrity birthing speculations are one of the few

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Dublab Presents Secondhand Sureshots (trailer / podcast)

For a truly geeked-out experiment that Dublab has deemed Secondhand Sureshots, two filmmakers followed producers J-Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G on a thrift store

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The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner engages with the diversity of post-Soviet Russia by taking a microcosm of the country's demographic and chronicling its travails.

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25 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya

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Running Away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Toussaint dives deep into how we stretch ourselves thin between places in our attempt to be with one another.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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