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Roger Ebert on James Ivory's "Howards End".
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Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.
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A study of the 1965 film "The War Game" and its relevance a half-century later.
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An article about this year's nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
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