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A brutal tale that, ironically, sent thousands of moviegoers on their way whistling a happy tune.

It was said that the opening scenes of the D-Day invasion were so realistic that veterans hospitals across the country became filled with vets suffering from flashbacks after seeing the film.

Silent screen star Norma Desmond gets one more close-up.

...are made to be broken, as Arthur Agee and William Gates learned the hard way over the five years their lives on and off the court were filmed.

Ten years before Joe McCarthy, Ernst Lubitisch makes an anti-Communist comedy, the difference being that Ninotchka was funny.

Stanley Kubrick's exploration of nearly every popular sci-fi theme has since become firmly rooted in our cultural landscape

Stanley Kubrick's chilling black comedy satirized fanatical cold war militarism.

Six people sit down for dinner and never get around to actually eating.

Claude Lanzman's nine-hour documentary on the Holocaust with interviews from both the survivors and the perpetrators.

"Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."

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A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014