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VIDEO: #OscarsSoWhite goes viral

Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

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Cartoonist Ted Rall delivers with “Bernie”

Rall offers a deftly drawn, incisive portrait of the man and the political climate against which he rebels.

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Inextricable bond between shepherd and flock: A modern Icelandic tragicomic film

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson has a small hit on his hands in his new film "Rams," starring two of his country's leading stage actors.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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“A Life in Red” offers historical insight, but can it deliver?

The book promises a deeper understanding of the complex and fluid history of working-class unity, viewed through the lens of the struggle against Southern racism.

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New L.A. play says: Beware the catch in every dream

The new play "Dream Catcher" provides an uninterrupted 80 minutes of high drama between two passionate characters.

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“13 Hours” and “Cartel Land”: Cries and whispers

"Cartel Land" is a serious film, evenhanded in showing the complexities of vigilante action.

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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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“Lenin's Last Struggle” recounts a losing campaign against the emerging Stalin

Lewin paints a picture of the frustrations facing Lenin in this final period and his increasing misgivings about Joseph Stalin. 

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#OscarsSoWhite goes viral as Academy Awards nominations are announced

Activist communities on the Internet had prepared for it: as it turned out, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was buzzing the morning of Jan. 14.

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