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//Features

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.

//Columns

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War | 7 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?

//Reviews

The Hurt Locker | 10 Jul 2009 // 12:00 AM

Unable to parse what he sees, James finds meaning, at last, in his misreading.

//Blogs

Why 'The Hurt Locker' is Not The Best Film of 2009 | 11 Mar 2010 // 5:00 AM

Because, in a historical context, it's destined not to be… That's the easy answer. Oscar may do a lot of good when it comes to

'The Hurt Locker' Reigns Over 'Avatar' at the BAFTAs (video) | 21 Feb 2010 // 9:28 PM

Kathryn Bigelo is the first female director to win best film and best director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Her

//News

Separating fact from fiction in Iraq war films | 25 Mar 2010 // 10:55 AM

Familiarity is not necessarily the friend of the Iraq moviegoer. As the Los Angeles Times' foreign editor from 2002-08, I visited Baghdad before and after

OK, they won , so what's next? | 9 Mar 2010 // 12:19 AM

LOS ANGELES — Pretty much as soon as he's done celebrating, best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will travel to New Mexico to shoot "True Grit,"

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Perspectives on Death in 'Game of Thrones - A Nest of Vipers'

// Moving Pixels

"How do you decide who lives and who dies?

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