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Mad Men: Season 2

Our characters are noticing subtle changes in the air, but they don’t quite realize that the social conventions they’ve staked their lives on will be shattered by decade’s end.

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The Last Emperor

Maybe it takes a humanist like Bertolucci to see an emperor as an everyman, but anyone who has ever felt humbled by the heartlessness of fate can understand Pu Yi’s plight.

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Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.

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Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog has made a career out of profiling men with impossible dreams who end up fighting against nature and society to make them a reality.

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