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Film, "Won't Back Down": That'll Show Those Teachers' Unions

"Won't Back Down": That'll Show Those Teachers' Unions

The fat, lazy public school teacher who can't be bothered to stop diddling with her phone or shopping for shoes online while her second-grade class erupts into mayhem in the opening scene of Won't Back Down isn't the most despicable…
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Film, "Waiting for Superman": Davis Guggenheim's doc on the failure of public education

"Waiting for Superman": Davis Guggenheim's doc on the failure of public education

Davis Guggenheim's call-to-arms documentary on the failures of the U.S. public-education system — thoroughly laudable in intention if maddening in its logic and omissions — originated with his own guilty conscience. An Academy Award winner for 2006's An Inconvenient Truth,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>It Might Get Loud</i>

It Might Get Loud

Marketed as a guitar summit between The Edge, Jimmy Page, and Jack White, Davis Guggenheim’s affectionate, intermittently insightful behind-the-music doc is more electric triptych than meeting of the minds. Yes, the trio gather ’round the soundstage amps to teach each…
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Film, Fahrenheit 2050

Fahrenheit 2050

With ice caps melting, sea levels rising, and Poseidon sinking fast, this is no environment for any disaster movie — particularly a real one — to take our interest for granted. Thus An Inconvenient Truth, named for the superbad news…
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