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‘Plastic Planet’: We Are Plastic, It’s Not Fantastic

Filmmaker Werner Boote wonders, "Am I the only one who cares about plastic?" and embarks on a worldwide mission to expose the dangers of the one element that defines our lives.

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The Terrible Beauty of ‘The Cove’

The Cove attacks the slaughtering of dolphins in Japan while reminding us just how impressive these creatures can be.

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‘Inside Job’ Is a Call to Arms

Treated almost like a crime story, Inside Job unveils a sordid world of the prosperous elite who take an almost unseemly pleasure in living lives of unscrupulous lavishness, with no regard to whom they harm.

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‘Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd?’ Is a Good Documentary, but Whatever Happened to the DVD?

This is a solid documentary that does a good job of exhaustively covering its main topic. It's a shame, though, that the DVD doesn't include more bonus features, especially the promised but non-existent extended interviews.

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28 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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‘Kings of Pastry’ Is Certainly Drool-worthy, but It Leaves You Wanting More

This documentary might make you run to your nearest bakery, because although it provides little more than satisfying food porn, that’s enough to make it worth watching.

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25 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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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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9 Dec 2010 // 5:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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It’s Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 5

In this collection of the latest Agatha Christie mysteries, everything is worth seeing, but the unorthodox adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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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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14 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM

‘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 // 7:30 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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Postwar Intrigue Continues to Please in ‘Foyle’s War’

In a disarming leitmotif for this series, characters are forever turning to one another following some revelation or disappointment and wondering, “But isn’t that what we were supposed to have been fighting to end?”

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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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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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