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Courting Controversy? Or Not? Bill Condon's 'The Fifth Estate'

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange changed our world. Yet the story put on film, The Fifth Estate, is not nearly controversial enough.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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2 Days in Paris

This mostly comic study of two people coming apart is by turns lumpy and lovely, perverse and prosaic.

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Joyeux Noël (2005)

"Strange-But-True: Stray Cat Executed for Espionage" and other hard to believe events in the trenches of World War I.

Brian Holcomb
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Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei) (2004)

The Edukators see the executive's wealth as a kind of state-sanctioned violence, as it's only achieved by the poverty of others.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)

In Good Bye, Lenin! the world is awakened to new possibilities but Alex forces a social blindness on his mother.

Daniel Mudie Cunningham
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