Arts & Entertainment

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Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.

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Michael Moore’s latest: “Where to Invade Next”

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film.

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Globalization and privatization: “Our Brand is Crisis”

Although it uses the Bolivian election and the GCS involvement as the basis for the story, it makes some plot alterations.

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War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.

 

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“Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution” – unfinished business

A stirring montage of film clips, talking heads and still photos of one of the most dramatic movements in modern history.

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Progressive cinema in Toronto: An overview

Still one of the largest film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is boasting around 400 films in a 10-day extravaganza.

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Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 

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“Forsaken”: Middle-aged gun Jack Bauer home on the deranged range

Unless you are a diehard Western fan you may find this godforsaken flick torture to sit through.

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Film fatales: Women in solidarity against Hollywood sexism

In this male dominated industry, women filmmakers support one another. It's no surprise then that national collective Film Fatales is gaining traction.

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“The Man Who Knew Infinity”: An infinitely rewarding film

"I found this film to be an infinitely rewarding biopic that showed 'math is an art, not a science.' "

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