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Staining our national honor

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You can’t control the world, but you can control your reaction. Reactions define the individual, and in Scott Z. Burns’ The Report, the tragic...

Honey Boy

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Written, produced and co-starring Shai LaBeouf, Honey Boy is filmmaking by way of catharsis. Written during a stint in rehab, Honey Boy...

We will not grow old together

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It all started so well. There was love, and there was kindness. There was understanding, and there was support. And then one day, there...

The Iron Giant

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Before the 1990s, animated family films were in the gutter. Deemed too expensive, too labor-intensive, their demise was certain. But then came The Little Mermaid,...

Descend into the particular

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Truth is one, but the sages speak of it by many names. —The Rig Veda The Two Popes, one...

The age of innocence

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Jo March is elated. A few moments earlier, she was in excruciating pain: Another pie-eyed scribbler stranded on the non-editorial side...

Guerrilla Film School: ‘Monsieur Hire’

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If you’ve been missing CWA’s annual Ebert Interruptus and the pleasure of a good film conversation, then head down to Denver’s Smiley Branch Library...

A Hidden Life

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Franz Jägerstätter’s arm would not rise. It couldn’t, not for Der Führer or any man, for that matter. His life belonged to...

The center will not hold

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When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it was an immediate revolution of cinema and culture. Audiences voted with their wallets: This is how we...

Something to do with death

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No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the...

The Great Buster: A Celebration

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Before he was a filmmaker, Peter Bogdanovich was a critic and historian par excellence. Coming of age as the first wave of...

‘This is how I win.’

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Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment His...