Peter Rainer

National Society of Film Critics

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Film critic for the Christian Science Monitor and president of the National Society of Film Critics; author of Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era

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It's been two years since Occupy Wall Street dramatized the increasing concentration of wealth in America's upper social stratosphere.

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It's been two years since Occupy Wall Street dramatized the increasing concentration of wealth in America's upper social stratosphere.

Class Warfare Goes to the Movies

It's been two years since Occupy Wall Street dramatized the increasing concentration of wealth in America's upper social stratosphere.

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“And the winner is…” or will be… one of nine films nominated today for this year’s Academy Award as best picture.  They are: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Zero Dark Thirty,”…

Academy Pours Oscar Nominations on Lincoln

“And the winner is…” or will be… one of nine films nominated today for this year’s Academy Award as best picture.  They are: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Zero Dark Thirty,”…

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