Arts & Entertainment

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Prisons and prisoners: Four new films show the punishment never ends

Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.

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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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“The Americans”: How do you solve a problem like Martha?

FBI assistant Martha has had the word "poor" attached to her name by reviewers ever since her introduction on the show.

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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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Stunning theatre about super-exploited restaurant workers

Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.

 

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Under pressure, “The Americans” try to avoid casualties

Here is the latest episode review of "The Americans" as the new season speeds onward.

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“Louder Than Bombs”: Family dysfunction mirrors a chaotic world

"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."

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The Cold War takes its toll on "The Americans"

Fictional traitor Nina has appeared this season in haunting vignettes where her dreams of being rescued are dashed by cold reality.

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Sketches of pain: Miles high

Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.

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