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Serious impact: Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, with Jeremy Renner, was one of three 2009 films in which moviemakers finally came convincingly to grips with the Iraq War.
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Work, Play: Facebook on the laptop, Lolcats on the iPhone, an early version of this story on the desktop and a lifeline to the outside world on those TVs — it's just an average day in the NPR newsroom.
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Collective Action: When mysterious violence plagues their town, village elders (including the local baroness, played by Ursina Lardi) set out to pinpoint a cause. The trouble, suggests director Michael Haneke, is that causes are everywhere.
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