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Eugene Weekly : Movies : 01.05.06


This Weeks Movie Reviews:

Brokeback Mountain Director Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is true to its movie genre, in which conflict arises between free spirits (cowboys, outlaws, entrepreneurs) and those who have exchanged some measure of freedom for safety and security (homesteaders, large-ranch owners, lawmen, merchants, small-town citizens, particularly women). Here two sheepherders fall in love in the rugged high country but cannot bring their relationship into the critical light of the heartland sun where they live. Read more...

Munich The ongoing bloodbath between Israelis and Palestinians didn't begin with the 1972 Olympics, where hooded Palestinians calling themselves Black September held 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage and then murdered them, but it was a pivotal moment in their shared history. Read more...