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“Embrace of the Serpent”: Odyssey into Amazonian "heart of darkness”

Inter-species interaction between outer space aliens and human beings has long been a staple of the science fiction genre.

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Is Star Wars Episode VII anti-white?

It would appear that there are some who are not very happy with Abrams wanting to increase the people of color as leads in the Science Fiction odyssey.

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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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“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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California rolls in new film “East Side Sushi”

Anthony Lucero's fine film uses the framework of food film to deftly explore class, work, ethnicity, and sexism.

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"Dying to Know" is new doc about a dynamic duo

Gay Dillingham's "Dying to Know," narrated by Robert Redford, was an entertaining, informative doc about Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.

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“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s Irish working class heroes

"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!

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Today in history: Stan Laurel is born 125 years ago

Laurel and Hardy became friends with inimitable comic chemistry, and huge audience pleasers at the box office.

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