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25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin Stupid Movie Season continues apace, but there are alternatives for any smart moviegoer who wants to make the effort. If you still...

In China, A New Studio System

Forbes | Gady Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In 2006 the young and not-yet-renowned director Lu Chuan took his idea for an ambitious epic about the Japanese massacre at Nanjing, already rejected ...

Director's Film Revisits the Rape of Nanking From a New Perspective

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In John Rabe, Florian Gallenberger tells the true story of a German businessman, Rabe, who was head of Siemens AG's plant in Nanking and had been living in China for more than 20 years when the Japanese invaded in 1937.