Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Lael Lowenstein of Variety, Andy Klein of the New Times L.A., F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine recap their top picks for the best films of 2001. Jean's: Behind the Sun Amores Perros No Man's Land Shrek Our Song Donnie Darko L.I.E. Focus The Deep End The Road Home Andy's: Memento Mullholland Drive Amelie Shrek Audition In the Mood for Love Lord of the Rings The Fighter Gosford Park Sexy Beast Peter's: Gosford Park Amores Perros In the Bedroom Our Lady of Assassins Shrek Waking Life Tailor of Panama Sexy Beast The Gleaners and I The Circle Charles': Lord of the Rings Shrek Monster's Inc. Jin-Roh Kids Card Captor Sakura Princess Nine F.X.'s A.I. Mullholland Drive Simon Magus In the Bedroom Monsters, Inc. Amores Perros Faithless The Anniversary Party Memento The Royal Tenenbaums With a Friend Like Harry In the Mood for Love Lael's Shrek Memento Apocalypse Now Redux In the Bedroom No Man's Land Moulin Rouge L.I.E. Monster's Ball Mullholland Drive The Endurance
US-based social media and internet companies have agreed to enforce a code of conduct for so-called hate speech in Europe, but the rules also call on the companies to promote "counter-narratives" to hate speech. What does that mean? Then a look at the line between community policing and entrapment in gay sex stings; plus, what the latest research says about gluten-free diets
Based on the issues Californians have identified as most important to them in the latest field poll, how do the presidential candidates measure up - and who's best for the state? Then, the coauthor of a letter sent by 150 public health experts calling for the 2016 Olympic games to be moved from Rio makes his case; Plus, the candidates for the Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisors seat debate
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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