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Monday, December 29 2014

The Best Films of 2014

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

'Freedom Summer' and What Remains

This critical film underscores both differences and connections between then and now -- now as when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is being dismantled.

Monday, May 16 2011

American Experience: Freedom Riders

As Freedom Riders shows repeatedly, victory was the result of months of struggle, including assaults on the young riders by angry citizens as well as police officers.

Tuesday, February 6 2007

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

Jonestown shows that Jones -- whether you read him as insecure or aberrant, imperious or symptomatic -- was a sign of his times.

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