Arts & Entertainment

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Globalization and privatization: “Our Brand is Crisis”

Although it uses the Bolivian election and the GCS involvement as the basis for the story, it makes some plot alterations.

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Media exposés in new films “Spotlight” and “The Program”

"Spotlight" deals with the heavy subject matter of child abuse perpetrated by those posturing as Christians.

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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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“The Man Who Knew Infinity”: An infinitely rewarding film

"I found this film to be an infinitely rewarding biopic that showed 'math is an art, not a science.' "

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Two kids reclaim the world in new opera “Second Nature”

May "Second Nature" find a second production in another community soon. It's a remarkable work.

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“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.

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Beyond this door is another dimension: capitalism’s "Patterns" of (mis)behavior

"Patterns" was written for the little screen by one of television's titans, the late, great Rod Serling.

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“The End of the Tour” is more snore than tour

Really, whose idea was it to film a blabfest about a guy purportedly on anti-depressants?

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