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Preventing a nuclear future

On August 6, 1945, America dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killing over 70,000 citizens from both the blast exposure and the effects of radiation. A survivor of the bombing, 91-year-old Setsuko Thurlow has made nuclear disarmament her life’s mission, earning her The Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

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Where are the working class teens in cinema?

In 1969 two working-class teenage lovebirds travel to West London on a date to see the post-Oscars run of Carol Reed’s Best Picture-winning musical “Oliver!” As low on London’s food chain as Dickens’ 19th-century pickpocketing orphans — Del (Del Walker) is a 17-year-old welding apprentice who engages in small-time larceny, while Irene (Anne Good

The Hell of Your Home

When you go home do you look around and wonder, ‘Who are these people, where did I even come from?’” Claudia Larson, as played by Holly Hunter, wonders. “I mean, you look at them all sitting there, you know… they look familiar, but who the hell are they?”

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The Wizard of Oz

"When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there's a rainbow highway to be found." And when Thanksgiving is done, and even the leftovers are picked clean, there's still a way to entertain your family. Over 80 years later, MGM's adaption of L. Frank Baum's turn of the century fairy tale of the American Midwest dazzles.

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Decision To Leave

Director Bong Joon-ho may have taken home the Oscar for his 2020 Best Picture winner "Parasite," but Park Chan-wook can still be credited for first bringing the twisty delights of South Korean psychological thrillers to a broad American audience.


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