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  • Borat, Seriously

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Following the massive success of the movie "Borat," there is bound to be an equally massive deluge of punditry on what it all means.

    I defy you to watch the movie and not cramp up from laughter. And by all means, continue laughing when the pundits say "Borat" reveals something dark,...

  • Recent releases: Forget escape—these films tugs at the conscience

    By Stephen Farber

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While Hollywood has always concentrated on escapist entertainment, many filmmakers yearn to go against the grain and make movies that address urgent social and political issues. They have to fight the industry's perennial fear of alienating audiences with stories that hit too close...
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