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'Designated Survivor' S3: How Do We Deal with Neo-Fascists, Anyway?

Designated Survivor Season Three effectively criticizes the Trump administration and poses complex questions in our time of the rise of the extreme right.

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An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story

An Unlikely Weapon remembers Eddie Adams as a pioneer, genius, and troublemaker, sharing his truths and challenging ours.

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Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens is both a spoof and celebration of mid-century creature features, offering positive, if well-worn, "messages for the kids."

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24: Season Seven Premiere

Jack's interrogation of the suspect Tony, on behalf of the Bureau, is vintage 24, full of close-up grimaces and slams into walls.

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24: Redemption

Redemption manages to locate an emotional center than had been missing from 24 since…well, if not ever, since at least the first season.

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24: Redemption

In Africa, where children are forced to soldier, Jack realizes, every day is full of terror -- not just the 24-hour spates he's used to confronting.

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Bright Lights, Big City: Special Edition

Even those who have not woken up in a druggy stupor will feel co-opted into the cast’s mired and destructive party lifestyle.

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Mirrors

While Ben's (Kiefer Sutherland) bouncing between selves is distracting, it's not nearly so irksome as Mirrors' general incoherence.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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24 - Season 5

Give me liberty or give me… another season of 24.

Marco Lanzagorta
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24: Day Six

As 24's sixth day takes shape, it looks as though moral certainty isn't what it used to be.

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I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)

Rocco DeLuca has sound that, at its best moments, seems hewed from the heart. The rest of the time, though, it's bloodless and dull.

Jake Meaney
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The Sentinel (2006)

The Sentinel thus sets up a conflict between two exceptionally earnest masculine icons -- Kiefer Sutherland and Michael DOuglas -- all furrowed brows and low-talking intensity.

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The Sentinel (2006)

A woefully timid, allegedly paranoid, political thriller short on thrills, shorter on paranoia, and shortest on politics.

Jake Meaney
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The Sentinel (2006)

I suppose if you're going to cast the deliriously overexposed Eva Longoria -- and give her a weapon, to boot -- you might as well make fun of the fact that you've done so.

Cynthia Fuchs
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24

Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.

Cynthia Fuchs
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24 - Season Four

All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition (1986)

Stand By Me is always worth celebrating.

Nikki Tranter
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24

Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.

Cynthia Fuchs
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24: Season 3

When playing Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland observes, 'Everything that's happening at any given moment is more important than anything else in the world.'

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Lost Boys: Special Edition (1987)

While director Joel Schumacher may not have made a perfectly genre-breaking, horror-comedy mix, he got the 'hip' part right.

Nikki Tranter
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Taking Lives (2004)

In Taking Lives, the enigmatic Illeana (Angelina Jolie) is introduced indirectly.

Cynthia Fuchs
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24: Season 2

'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'

Cynthia Fuchs
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To End All Wars (2001)

Explores separate and collective struggles to survive, the prisoners' strengths and weaknesses.

Nikki Tranter
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24

'Fiction' and 'reality' aren't so much opposites as they are of a piece.

Cynthia Fuchs
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