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W087: The Sea Inside (2004)

Another Oscar-winning foreign film, The Sea Inside tells the true story of a quadriplegic man fighting for the right...

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W086b: Invictus (2009)

After being released from prison and elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela seeks to use rugby to unite...

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W086: No Man’s Land (2001)

This Oscar-winning foreign film gives a glimpse into the conflicts that unfolded during the collapse of Yugoslavia....

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W085: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

A heartbreaking film depicting the true story of a hotel manager struggling to keep his family and thousands of...

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W084: Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

As East Berlin opens back up to the West, a son must protect his mother’s fragile health. He tries to replicate...

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W083b: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Merry Christmas! Historical icons Bill S. Preston and Ted “Theodore” Logan travel through time and abduct...

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W083: Tanna (2015)

A small story from tribal life in the South Pacific. Based on an actual event and featuring actual tribe members as...

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82b: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (2007)

A powerful film about a woman seeking an abortion in communist Romania. The post 82b: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days...

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W082: Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson is recruited to help the people of Afghanistan. He’s in a unique position to...

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W081: City of God (2002)

This story follows the gangs of the Cidade de Deus favela of Rio de Janeiro from roughly the late-60s to early 80s....

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W080: The Killing Fields (1984)

Western journalists are on the front lines as Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge ruthlessly take control of Cambodia. They...

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W079: Munich (2005)

Following the massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Israel seeks vengeance on the perpetrators. The post W079:...

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W079: Munich (2005)

Following the massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Israel seeks vengeance on the perpetrators. The post W079:...

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W078: The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Forest Whitaker gives a terrifying performance as Idi Amin, the charming and homicidal dictator of Uganda in the...

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W077: Platoon (1986)

The quagmire of the Vietnam War is on full display in Oliver Stone’s Oscar winner for Best Picture. The post...

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W076: The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Linda Hunt steals this show in this drama following journalists during the 30 September Movement in Indonesia in...

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W075b: Zodiac (2007)

Happy Halloween! Director David Fincher explores the mystery of the Zodiac serial killer who terrorized northern...

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3rd Hiatus – recap

Hope everyone is staying safe this summer. Rich and Logan give a lengthy recap of the first half (and change) of the...

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W075: The Right Stuff (1983)

The space race and Cold War are on full blast. A crop of young test pilots fight to see if they have what it takes to...

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W074: Lumumba (2000)

Patrice Lumumba strives for an independent Congo, but struggles against all the various factions at play. The post...

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