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Reviews letters from baghdad
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Letters from Baghdad documents the life of the extraordinary Gertrude Bell, an accomplished mountaineer, archaeologist, intelligence officer, and maybe even spy. Directed with obvious affection by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum, Tilda Swinton as the voice of Bell reads excerpts from her letters and diaries, accompanied…

Home Entertainment 8 bit generation
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Relying heavily on interviews with the late Jack Tramiel, 8-Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars means to trace the history of the Commodore 64, arguably the most popular and influential early home computer. Long since outclassed by computers vastly more powerful, the Commodore 64 dominated the 1980s, primarily due…

NP Approved Bang Bert Berns Story
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Bert Berns, a major figure in the early 1960s American pop and R&B recording scene, was certainly unsung, but it would be a stretch to call him a hero. A musical childhood lead to a fascination with Latin and Cuban music, which in turn lead him to co-write the classic “Twist and Shout,” sung first by The Top Notes and produced by a…

Reviews tomorrow
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In 2015, the news cycle, at least for one day, exploded with the revelation that the earth at this moment is in its sixth major extinction event, known as the Holocene. For most people, this was apparently a shrug-and-forget-it bit of news, but for director Mélanie Laurent and activist Cyril Dion, it was something more: a call to action…

NP Approved shot
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“I keep thinking that something went very wrong,” chuckles Mick Rock, the British photographer, at yet another major showing of his iconic work. “We were supposed to be rebels and outsiders.” But the rebels of the past are destined to become mainstream, and Rock was no exception, as we learn in Shot! The…

Reviews All This Panic
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Ginger is mad at her best friend Lena again. When Ginger drank too much at a party last week, Lena took her phone and called her parents to let them know not that she was drunk, but that she wasn’t feeling well. “That’s not okay!” Ginger yells, angry that Lena would rat her out for something that’s no big deal anyway. “Everyone vomits”…

SXSW 2017 Win-It-All-Movie
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With their third collaboration together, Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson have solidified themselves as an incredibly lucrative and exciting creative. Their latest outing, Win It All, is electric and contagious fun that easily ranks among the best stuff Swanberg has ever done

Reviews my scientology movie
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“Let me know that my problem is that I buy my own bullshit,” Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientologist, tells a young actor auditioning for the role of church head David Miscavage. Filmmaker Louis Theroux, claiming frustration over not being allowed to speak to Scientology officials for his documentary on the church, has called in…

Reviews Kedi
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“Without the cat, Istanbul would lose part of its soul,” declares Kedi in its opening frames. Set in the ancient city of Istanbul, which people have shared with a vibrant and beloved community of street cats, Kedi dares to embrace optimism in a world overflowing with everything but. This documentary, director Ceyda Torun’s first…

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