Jean Oppenheimer

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  • A big-screen, family-friendly (well . . . friendlier) version of the enthralling BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth, Earth follows three animal families—polar bears scavenging for food in the High Arctic; elephants trekking...

  • A big-screen, family-friendly (well . . . friendlier) version of the enthralling BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth, Earth follows three animal families—polar bears scavenging for food in the High Arctic; elephants trekking...

  • 6 years ago

    Earth Abig-screen, family-friendly (well... friendlier) version of the enthralling BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth, Earth follows three animal families — polar bears scavenging for food in the High Arctic, elephants trekking across the Kal...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    We all want to believe that in even the most dangerous or frightening of situations, we would have the courage to stand up for our convictions — that we would not name names, that we would not betray our friends or our ideals. Thank God, most...

  • 9 years ago | Film Reviews

    A gritty portrait of ghetto life in contemporary South Africa, Tsotsi packs an unexpected emotional wallop. Gavin Hood's film tells a story of violence and redemption that's even more remarkable when you consider that neither of the lead performer...

  • 10 years ago | Film Reviews

    If French writer André Malraux was correct when he claimed that "all art is a revolt against man's fate," the most horrific events in human history can give rise, incongruously, to images of soul-searing beauty. How else to explain the stun...

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