Arts & Entertainment

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Jan Ole Gerster's award-winning feature debut, A Coffee in Berlin

It's a surprising delight to discover a bittersweet sensibility in this black and white dramedy with a decidely jazzy soundtrack.

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: propaganda flick by JFK’s niece

"Last Days in Vietnam" is so shamefully one-sided that it's hardly a documentary; it's the cinematic equivalent of putting a blossom on a turd.

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"The Liberator": Simón Bolívar biopic has epic sweep of revolution

Film fans rejoice - the Simón Bolívar biopic "The Liberator," which U.S. premiered at the LA Film Festival, is the state of the art for progressive motion pictures.

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"Sarajevo": Saga of 1914 joins ranks of great pacifist films

Like Oliver Stone in JFK, Sarajevo's director Andreas Prochaska and writer Martin Ambrosch have created a counter-narrative to the official version of why the archduke was shot.

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A million laughs: Go Seth, young man!

Seth MacFarlane's R-rated "A Million Ways to Die in the West" serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments.

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"Trust Me": Nice agents finish last?

Clark Gregg is one of those actors whose name audiences may not know but whose face they will recognize. Especially for his recurring role as Marvel's Agent Phil Coulson.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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"Eat With Me": You may be hungry an hour after this tasty coming-out tale

"Eat With Me" alternates between being an enjoyable, poignant coming-out comedy drama and a paint-or rather film-by numbers story.

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Piketty, The Wall Street Journal, and rational conservatives

"Capital in the 21st Century" has almost had the effect of a tsunami on economic thinking in the U.S. after its translation into English washed up on our monoglot shores.

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“Ida”: Women discover socialist Poland and themselves

It's a road picture, as the two women go back to their family's homestead and figure out what happened.

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