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'The War of 1812', Wherein the Native Peoples Lost the Most, Never to Fully Recover

What was gained? Territorial lines had not changed, many lives had been lost, and James Madison’s standing in the eyes of the American people increased with the end of the conflict.

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Redbelt

In Redbelt, as ever in David Mamet's universe, the fight is the issue.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Criminal Minds

Joe Mantegna brings to Rossi a singular mournfulness and lingering rage that are not turned inward and angsty, but instead bent outward, into a mien that looks cocky but is also ready for what's unknown.

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House of Games

In the section of town where rotten tenements boast rusty, decrepit fire escapes that rattle in the dank breeze she seems out of place, but somehow not out of her element.

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Edmond (2005)

An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.

Brian Holcomb
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Edmond (2005)

Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.

Jesse Hicks
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Joan of Arcadia

Joan is more a young girl answering to an authority figure than a blind-faith disciple.

Samantha Bornemann
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Stateside (2004)

Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a multi-threat performer, her career reeling between movies and rock 'n' roll, sometime in the 1980s.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Joan of Arcadia

The potential for edgier investigations and deeper questions is built into Joan of Arcadia's framework.

Jennifer D. Wesley

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