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unbroken

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From the moment Unbroken’s opening sequence soars onto the screen, you can feel the audience in rapt attention. It’s World War II, and an...
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Ho, ho, ho, dear readers! As we prepare to loosen our belts for a week of frivolity, the Black Maria wanted to give its readers...
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into the woods

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I watched Into the Woods with my wife, who is not a Sondheim fan, and had never seen the musical or known much about it,...
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By WADE SHEELER When you enter the waters of a P.T. Anderson film, you have a set of preconceived notions. When you wade into the...

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By MARTIN HILDEBRAND While it’s best remembered today for its signature theme, iconic red Ferrari and Tom Selleck’s mustache, Magnum, P.I. was much more than an...

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In 2001, a gripping drama, called Enigma, directed by Michael Apted, co-scripted by none other than Tom Stoppard and starring Dougray Scott and Kate...
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shoot-out at medicine bend

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By Wade Sheeler Director Richard L. Bare may not have a cult following, but he should. First of all, the guy is 101 years old,...
black maria

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The Academy smiles on actors that transform themselves to become real-life, albeit unattractive, people. Robert DeNiro won best actor when he got in fighting...
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Any Wednesday

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Need help deciding what to watch this weekend on Warner Archive Instant? The Black Maria has you covered with our must-watch Warner Archive picks!...
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The politics of war and occupation are almost always dicey. Long after the machinations of battle have faded, and the questioning of “how resistant” an occupied country’s...
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