Jeff Bridges as John L. Bridges, Isabelle Huppert as Ella Watson and Kris Kristofferson as James Averill in the 1980 Western Heaven's Gate, a director's cut of which was released in November. Criterion Collection hide caption

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Revisiting, Reappraising Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate'

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The HBO documentary Crossfire Hurricane, about The Rolling Stones, prompts critic John Powers to reflect on the band's five decades of fame. HBO Films hide caption

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The New British Empire: Pop-Culture Powerhouses

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Portis 'Miscellany' Makes A High-'Velocity' Collection

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Considering Salman Rushdie's 'Joseph Anton'

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Salman Rushdie is the author of The Satanic Verses, which inspired a fatwah calling for his death. His novel Midnight's Children has been adapted into a film that opens in the U.S. on Nov. 2. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Being 'Joseph Anton,' Rediscovering Salman Rushdie

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Joao (Gustavo Jahn) and Sofia (Irma Brown) are among the inhabitants of the Recife, Brazil, street where Neighboring Sounds takes place. Victor Juca/Cinema Guild hide caption

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How Brazil Lives Now, In 'Neighboring Sounds'

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Although Ai Weiwei's art is internationally recognized, much of his worldwide fame comes from his political activism in China. The latter is the focus of Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Ted Alcorn/IFC Films hide caption

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In China, A Persistent Thorn In The State's Side

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In Political Animals, Sigourney Weaver plays Elaine Barrish, the current secretary of state and a former first lady. USA Networks hide caption

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The 'Political Animals' Running Washington, D.C.

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Louis C.K. has written for The Late Show With David Letterman, The Chris Rock Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien. FX hide caption

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'Louie': TV's Most Original Comedy Returns

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In Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama, The Newsroom, producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and anchorman Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) tackle real hard-hitting news stories and call out those who don't tell the truth. HBO hide caption

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'The Newsroom' Caught Up In A Partisan Divide

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays a modernized Holmes who carries a cellphone and gets his buzz from nicotine patches. Hartswood Films/BBC for Masterpiece hide caption

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Sherlock: A Character Who's More Than Elementary

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'Death And The Penguin' Captures Post-Soviet Reality

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George Stephanopoulos (left) and James Carville advised President Clinton during the 1992 election. Their strategic sessions in Clinton's "War Room" were filmed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. October Films/Everett Collection hide caption

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On DVD: Inside Bill Clinton's Campaign 'War Room'

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The documentary Putin's Kiss charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Courtesy of the filmmaker hide caption

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After 'Putin's Kiss,' A Young Girl's Change Of Heart

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Stephanie Sigman plays Laura, a beauty queen drawn into the world of Mexican drug cartels, in the film Miss Bala. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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In 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide

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