John Powers John Powers is the pop culture and critic-at-large on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross.

Set in the streets of an ethnically and religiously diverse Jaffa neighborhood, Ajami employs nonprofessional actors to depict stories of crime, tragedy and love in a place where enemies live side by side. Kino International hide caption

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From Israel, A Humane And Honest Look At Life

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John Heilemann (left) and Mark Halperin are the authors of Game Change. Heilemann is a writer for New York magazine. Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. hide caption

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Changing The 'Game,' But Not For The Better

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'Burn Notice': A Refreshingly Retro Spy Caper

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In Case You Missed It: Events And Trends Of 2009

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Giving DVDs That Take You To A New World

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Judy Davis, Inspiring 'Brilliant Career's 30 Years Later

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Sam Fuller, Embodying The Best Of Pulp Fiction

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Capitalism's Paradoxes, Writ Personal On Film

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Headstrong, whip-smart office manager Joan (Christina Hendricks) is, to Powers, the show's saving grace — a character whose dilemmas seem both real and poignant among a sea of mere signifiers. AMC hide caption

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Maddening 'Mad Men' And Its Redemptive St. Joan

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On Hollywood's Strong, Self-Hating Women

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'Beaches Of Agnes' Fetes An Aging Queen Of Tides

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A Recently Rediscovered Page Turner Of Nazi Berlin

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Gordon Ramsay: Television's Gourmet Guru

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