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The Best (and the Rest) of 2011
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Sorry about this—a 10-best list dragging along in the wake of all the others, which began appearing around Halloween And it isn’t even a nice round 10 in number I could come up with only six movies this year I have my excuses [Pictured above, Werner Herzog, director of "Into the Abyss"]Sorry about this—a 10-best list dragging along in the wake of all the others, which began appearing around Halloween [Above, Werner Herzog, director of "Into the Abyss"].

'Hugo': Resistance Is Futile
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I was prepared to dislike "Hugo," sight unseen -- wretched excess and all that -- so you can imagine my surprise (and your own, when, as you inevitably must, you catch up with it) when I found myself utterly captivated by Martin Scorsese’s film. I was prepared to dislike "Hugo," sight unseen—wretched excess and all that—so you can imagine my surprise when I found myself utterly captivated by Martin Scorsese’s film.

Chavez:  'There Is No Dictatorship Here'

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Hugo Chavez sounded an optimistic note Monday after ending up on the losing end of a vote -- by a slim 51 to 49 percent margin -- that would have expanded his constitutional powers as Venezuela's president and instituted changes in federal fund allocation and labor policy, among other proposed developments.

Venezuela to Sever Ties With Israel

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Hugo Chavez, Venezuela?s feisty president, said he intends to cut diplomatic relations with Israel in protest of its attack on Lebanon, which he called "a new holocaust." Tensions began to build between Venezuela and Israel after Chavez visited Iran last month, saying he would ?stand by Iran at any time and under any condition.?

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