Arts & Entertainment

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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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Geer does Lear: Much ado about the 21st century relevancy of a Shakespearean plot point

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles has launched its season gloriously with "King Lear."

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Public intimacy in the new South Africa

"Public Intimacy" is not outwardly political, but it raises questions about the legacy not only of apartheid but of the freedom struggle itself.

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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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From Congo to North Dakota, films examine the human condition

Several films screened at the recent 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deal with the search for peace and justice, or for truth and understanding. They offer much valuable food for thought.

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Entrapment, food wars, and capitalism in three films

A film that debuted at the recent Tribeca Film Festival offers compelling evidence that our government has gone too far in "protecting" its citizens.

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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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Progressive cinema: Whistleblowers at Tribeca

Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.

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