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Movies for the Resistance: Network

(Welcome to Movies for the Resistance, a weekly column intended to showcase films with particular pertinence for 2017. One of the fundamental purposes of art in general, and movies in particular, is to serve as a spiritual armory: bringing hope, timely lessons and shared experiences when times are dark. They can move us to positive political action, lend insight to …

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Today in Movie History: September 5

It’s a pretty quiet day today… save for one very special film. Orson Welles was all of 24 years old when RKO Pictures handed him the keys to the kingdom. He only produced one movie with the freedom he was promised before the studio decided he was an active menace and shut him down. Their decision ranks as one of the eternal …

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Today in Movie History: September 1

September is traditionally a dumping ground for bad movies, with the summer season over, the kids back in school and Oscar contenders waiting until later in the fall to kick off their relentless toadying for Academy approval. But we’ve got a few gems in there, and we’ll start with one of the best ever: Rear Window, in which a bored photojournalist (Jimmy …