Arts & Entertainment

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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Time for a fresh look at the “colliding dreams” of Zionism

"Colliding Dreams" is a new documentary film about the ever more hotly debated subject of Zionism.

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Women can be comedic pranksters too: “The Boss”

While some may find the laughs to be loutish and louche, overall this critic enjoyed it.

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Sex, rock ‘n’ roll, and baseball: Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Amidst the drink, drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and baseball are funny sight gags, revealing a slapstick sensibility.

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“The Brainwashing of My Dad”: Rightwing agitprop’s cult-like effects

Senko's 90-minute documentary explores the techniques of and effects rightwing media has on listeners/viewers/readers.

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“Film” and “Notfilm": Playwright Samuel Beckett meets Buster Keaton

On the face of it, a collaboration between Beckett and Buster Keaton sounds like an unlikely alliance of artists. 

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“Batman v Superman”: It’s hero vs. hero, but the audience loses

This film is the cinematic equivalent of a child slamming two plastic toy dinosaurs into one another.

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