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Ken Burns Worships America's Spiritual Resource in His Latest Docnew

His PBS 12-hour epic The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a selective chronicle of the evolution of the National Parks system and the changing roles protected lands have played in American culture since Congress validated Yosemite in 1864.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clif Garboden  |  09-24-2009  |  TV

The R&B of 'Soul Power' Rumbles in the Junglenew

The "Zaire '74" concert now serves as a kind of a footnote to the "Rumble in the Jungle," but the 35-year-old concert footage and behind-the-scenes moments make Soul Power feel like a backstage pass to a now overlooked musical event.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-25-2009  |  Reviews

'Public Enemies' Takes Historical Liberties but is Still Captivatingnew

Michael Mann continues to be a master of stylistic crime drama. Public Enemies stands alongside his Heat, Collateral and Manhunter in the genre.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-08-2009  |  Reviews

'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29': For a Moment, Football Was the Worldnew

Forty years later, players remember the Harvard-Yale game of 1968 in the context of a nation in turmoil.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  02-23-2009  |  Reviews

The 'Third Wave' of Theatrical 3-D is in Full Swing ... But it May Be The Last

Super Bowl Sunday was a glimpse of the future of 3-D: the studio made it as easy as possible for the theatrical 3-D experience to be duplicated on your TV screen.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  02-17-2009  |  Movies

'Cadillac Records' is a Quick-Sketch B-Movie Biopic That Looms Largenew

Darnell Martin's film tells a story of black popular music -- its rapidly changing phases during the 1950s from the blues to race records, from rock 'n' roll to R&B -- with richly exciting characters but not one hint of exoticism.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-04-2008  |  Reviews

Eastwood Examines a Chapter of LA's Sordid Past in 'Changeling'

Apart from a flashing neon light coda that extends the film 10 minutes too far, Eastwood's drama is an engrossing drama with a keen line of social commentary.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  10-20-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee Harangues the Audience in the Heavy-Handed 'Miracle at St. Anna'new

Even though I was steeled for a tetchy lecture on America's sad legacy of racism, this movie's sledgehammer didacticism fairly pounded me out of my seat.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Mike D'Angelo  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee versus Clint Eastwoodnew

Lee was off base in giving the impression that Eastwood's body of work is racist. That is simply not the case. Lee was correct, however, in pointing out that Eastwood's omission in Flags of Our Fathers only reinforces the idea that black contributions to America's struggle in World War II were minimal.
Shepherd Express  |  Richard G. Carter  |  06-27-2008  |  Movies

The Real Kingdom of the Crystal Skullnew

Forget Hollywood -- the true story of the fabled relic, and its owners, is weirder than fiction.
Illinois Times  |  C.D. Stelzer  |  06-13-2008  |  Movies

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