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Killing Kennedy

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Television | A mix of narrative and documentary that works better than it sounds, Killing Kennedy —premiering on National Geographic Channel Nov. 10—provides…

The March

The March

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Documentary | It’s difficult to dramatize the process of organization, even organization of an event as historic and important as the 1963 March on Washington. But PBS…

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | It would be easy to dismiss Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing as a vanity project made for the writer/director’s loyal fanbase. He cast almost exclusively…

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | The most recent film version of Wuthering Heights strips the romance from Emily Brontë’s classic novel. If, as has often been depicted, the relationship of…

The World According to Dick Cheney

The World According to Dick Cheney

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Television | The World According to Dick Cheney is not an examination of a polarizing former vice president. It is a history lesson molded by the perspective of the man…

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Hollywood’s latest attempt to reinvent the fairy tale, Warner Brothers’ Jack the Giant Slayer , steers clear of subversive interpretation but does not…

ParaNorman

ParaNorman

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Don't let the PG rating and stop-motion animation fool you. This is not a kid's movie

Magical child

Magical child

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | The Odd Life of Timothy Green has many hilarious moments but a garbled message about parents and children

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Six-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis carries this Sundance winner

Merida's choices

Merida's choices

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Familial love and the learning of responsibility give Brave its 'happily ever after'

Bernie

Bernie

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | Don't look for life lessons or someone to root for in this movie

Girl in Progress

Girl in Progress

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Movies | In the end, the title could describe either the mother or daughter in this film

 
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