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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...."

Vittoria De Sica's exploration of what an ordinary person must do to survive modern society is one of the landmark examples of neorealist cinema.

With William Wyler directing, Ben Hecht and John Huston writing and Laurence Olivier starring--could there have been any chance that it wouldn't be among the best movies ever made?

That's John Wayne, who used to speak with his fists and has to brandish them once again to win the girl of his dreams.

Gillo Pontecorvo's realistic recreation of Algeria's struggle for independence against France remains one of the most influential political films ever made.

A film about juvenile delinquency left kids dancing in the aisles to devil's music--Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock"--and the rock 'n' roll generation was spawned.

Who doesn't love a hot tootsie-frootsie ice cream?

Ben Kingsley's channeled Mohandas Gandhi so deeply that it's difficult to view pictures of the sainted Indian leader without thinking of the actor.

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Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

How Mickey Rooney’s Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream changed Vidal’s life.

April 7, 2014

Naturally, J. Edgar Hoover, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Richard Russell all put in appearances.

April 2, 2014

Actors and actresses were long known for contract disputes and sex scandals, not social activism. So when, and why, did the shift to the left occur?

March 25, 2014