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18 Sep 2015 // 9:42 AM

An Open Challenge From Gay Muslim Filmmaker, Parvez Sharma

In the documentary A Sinner in Mecca, Sharma explores the effect of Wahhabism on the centuries-old pilgrimage.

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‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Ably Follows Bobby Fischer’s Unraveling, Move By Move

Pawn Sacrifice is a solid and entertaining addition to the Bobby Fischer film canon.

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Film Won’t Save Game-to-Movie Adaptations, and That’s Fine

For the most part, gaming culture is simply popular culture. There’s no hierarchy for entertainment.

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Walt Disney—Hero Or Villain? A PBS Documentary Tries For a Balanced Portrait

Nearly 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains a divisive figure.

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9 Sep 2015 // 9:59 AM

Biopics Could Go Gangbusters This Season

Why does Matt Damon keep getting stranded in outer space? Is he just hapless? In Interstellar, Damon beckoned Matthew McConaughey to come check out his

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31 Aug 2015 // 1:40 PM

For These Critics, Superheroes Didn’t Always Save the Day at Summertime Movies

It was a season of surprises — for example, smart, tough and funny female characters flourished on screen, while at least one comic book movie crashed and burned.

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31 Aug 2015 // 12:40 PM

Is Donald Trump Charles Foster Kane in Disguise?

Years ago in an interview with filmmaker Errol Morris, for a documentary project that never reached completion, Trump spoke of his love for the film “Citizen Kane,” the story of a famous and influential man who liked, as Kane himself put it, “to buy things".

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28 Aug 2015 // 10:02 AM

‘Rosenwald’ Reveals a Philanthropist With a Mission

Aviva Kempner expertly documents unexpected aspects of Jewish life in America, revealing the combination of factors that turned this Jewish businessman into an exceptionally generous donor to the African-American community.

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J.J. Fad Left Out of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Despite a ‘Supersonic’ Success

The success of J.J. Fad’s infectious single, “Supersonic", and its Dr. Dre co-produced album that followed, played a role in establishing Ruthless as a legitimate enterprise, forging a path for the breakout success of N.W.A.

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26 Aug 2015 // 3:30 PM

Movie Star Jackie Chan Caught Between East and West

Jackie Chan has just published an autobiography in Chinese, Never Grow Up, Only Get Older, and the title is more than apropos.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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