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The Importance of Zero Dark Thirty

Bruce Hoffman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Bruce Hoffman

Zero Dark Thirty is destined to become a classic much the same as The Battle of Algiers. That these films respectively focus attention on controversial and unsavory aspects of history, raising difficult and troubling questions, is precisely their strength.

Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-03-Screenshot20111203at10.01.48AM.pngMost demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague. Not this one.

ReThinking The Battle of Algiers: A Movie the Pentagon, the Black Panthers and the IRA Can Agree On

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why were the Black Panthers and the IRA such fans of The Battle of Algiers? Some credit the Algerian uprising with providing the blueprint for how modern insurgencies can win wars against militarily superior foes.