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What Really Happens When You Get ‘Lucky’?

Director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) explores the lives of lottery winners (odds: 1 in 200 million) while looking at Americans' fascination with playing the lottery.

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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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‘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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Akron/Family: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

The latest helping of left-field psych-folk from the Brooklyn outfit is one of 2011’s first great albums.

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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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Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.

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Various Artists: Talking About the Good Times Volume 1

Not everything was rainbows and daisy chains back in the day -- through the crackle and acetate hiss, things can get hard 'n' heavy on this treasure trove of psychedelic obscuria from the tail-end of the '60s.

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Sam Bush: Still Rockin’ That Bluegrass Train

In the pantheon of bluegrass pickers, Sam Bush is the default leader. Still, Bush remembers playing onstage with Bill Monroe in the early '70s, and after he showcased his kinetic picking technique on the mandolin, Monroe leaned over and told him to “stick to the fiddle”.

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The Free Design: Paradoxically Radical Psychedelic Pop with “Kites Are Fun”

Can a band so sincere be truly trippy?

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The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York

Delivered with the alacrity one has come to expect from the Flaming Lips, Monday night's Central Park Summerstage show was a perfect balance of grandiosity, sincerity and weirdness.

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Nachtmystium: Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II

Taking a new approach to their style of psychedelic black metal, Nachtmystium bring in the old to create something new.

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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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‘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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