Arts & Entertainment

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Progressive cinema in Toronto: An overview

Still one of the largest film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is boasting around 400 films in a 10-day extravaganza.

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Today in history: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma born in 1955

Among his many distinctions are the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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“Forsaken”: Middle-aged gun Jack Bauer home on the deranged range

Unless you are a diehard Western fan you may find this godforsaken flick torture to sit through.

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Apocalypse redux: "Fear the Walking Dead" finale falters

The slipshod approach is agonizing enough, but the logistics of the whole affair, and how they were mishandled, are downright insulting.

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“uCarmen” from South Africa: No castanets, bring in the marimbas

For the second year in a row, the world-renowned South African Isango Ensemble has come to Santa Monica's Broad Stage.

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"Heroes Reborn" is satisfying sequel to original series

This show has something to prove, to viewers and critics, but it looks like great things are coming.

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“Hit the Wall”: Revolution starts with a hot night out

We the audience are immersed right in the epicenter of the Stonewall Rebellion that broke out the night of June 28, 1969.

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Frederick Wiseman’s tour de force “In Jackson Heights”

An absorbing, documentary look at the multi-cultural community in Queens, New York City, where 167 languages are spoken.

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"Freeheld": Ms. and Ms. Smith go to Washington

Inspired by a true story.  The precedent struck by Laurel and Stacie's struggle played a major role in the same-sex marriage movement.

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Fresh from Toronto International Film Festival: “This Changes Everything”

"What if global warming isn't only a crisis? What if it's the best chance you're ever going to get to build a better world?"

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