Arts & Entertainment

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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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“Candide”: The best of all possible shows?

It's at all times innovative, witty and charming, full of puppetry, pageantry, imaginative stagecraft and Voltaire's waggish sensibility. 

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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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Screen Actors Guild Awards — the union alternative to the Oscars

"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."

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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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Bullets and broken hearts over Broadway

So, a Marxist walks into a theater to watch a fluffy new musical set in the 1930s - and leaves with a big wide smile across his face. 

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The Progies show how film awards can be inclusive and progressive

Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!

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