The Battle of Algiers

The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.

Revolution in the Mirror: Life Imitates Art in the Middle East and North Africa | 7 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM

Mass uprisings were sweeping the Middle East and North Africa just as Sergei Eisenstein’s 86-year-old agit-prop masterwork, Battleship Potemkin, commenced a multi-city US tour.


Really Rocking the Casbah: 'The Battle of Algiers' | 18 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

You might know that director Gillo Pontecorvo drew inspiration for this film from Franz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. But did you know that Paul Newman was considered for the lead role?

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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