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'Miss Bala' Explores the Mexican Drug War by Focusing on the Victims

Based loosely on a real event, Gerardo Naranjo’s latest leaves the drugs, guns, and money at the periphery in telling the story of an aspiring beauty queen kidnapped by a northern Mexican gang.

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100 Essential Directors - Bernardo Bertolucci

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Tomas Hachard
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'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' Peers at the Holocaust Through a Child's Eyes

This story of an improbable friendship between an eight-year-old German and a boy in a concentration camp is a standard if unimpressive Holocaust drama with a completely irresponsible ending.

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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 4)

You’ll be having fun, even though your body insists otherwise.

Tomas Hachard
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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 3)

You’re here to see your favorite indie-rock act, and you just so happen to have great representatives from other musical styles to explore as well.

Tomas Hachard
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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 2)

You are at Bonnaroo. You do not sleep. You are not a wimp.

Tomas Hachard
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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 1)

Bonnaroo is the place where the locals either do not particularly care you’re there or, mostly, do not understand why you would choose it over the actual A-list event of the weekend: The Country Music Association Festival.

Tomas Hachard
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Tense Encounters in Anton Chekhov's 'The Duel'

The most interesting aspect of this film is the tension between the entrenched, traditional older generation and their more liberal, younger counterparts.

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Wonderful Performances Carry 'A Summer in Genoa'

Colin Firth stars in Michael Winterbottom's latest, a film about a father and two daughters coping and escaping from a death in the family.

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'Kings of Pastry' Is Certainly Drool-worthy, but It Leaves You Wanting More

This documentary might make you run to your nearest bakery, because although it provides little more than satisfying food porn, that’s enough to make it worth watching.

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'Enter the Void': A Rumination on Death

Enter the Void shows its cards too early and too often and leaves the audience exhausted and over-stimulated rather than intrigued.

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'Lebanon' Succeeds Through Its Restrictions

Using only the inside of a tank as a setting, the film is a story about modern warfare generally as much as it is one about the 1982 Lebanon War specifically.

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'Trouble in Mind': Noir Turned Inside Out

Alan Rudolph's re-released 1985 neo-noir reinvented the genre by incorporating humor and levity on top of the social criticism.

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