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“Aferim!”: The wild, wild East in film

It has a number of genre conventions of the Western, though one could argue that the Romanian-set film should be called an "Eastern."

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"The Big Short” in review: The fire next time

The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes. 

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Quintessential Quentin: "The Hateful Eight" reviewed

It's worth seeing because of its scorching onscreen examination of racism -- then and now -- but it completely squanders the big screen process.

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"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.

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Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.

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“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.

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The world as seen in films from Toronto

The small country of Bangladesh, the poorest nation in Asia, is the location for a couple of interesting films shown at TIFF.

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Latin America at the Toronto International Film Festival

This film festival is not lacking in films from Latin America, including gems from Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.

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"Trumbo": We're still persecuting the innocent

Director Jay Roach, known for lighter fare, has taken on a heady subject, no less than the most famous communist in Hollywood history -- Dalton Trumbo.

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