Arts & Entertainment

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“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”: Liberté, Egalité, Sororité

It's summer in Hollywood again: feminists and intelligent moviegoers may want to lower their expectations.

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Prisons and prisoners: Four new films show the punishment never ends

Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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Time for a fresh look at the “colliding dreams” of Zionism

"Colliding Dreams" is a new documentary film about the ever more hotly debated subject of Zionism.

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“Louder Than Bombs”: Family dysfunction mirrors a chaotic world

"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."

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Women can be comedic pranksters too: “The Boss”

While some may find the laughs to be loutish and louche, overall this critic enjoyed it.

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Sex, rock ‘n’ roll, and baseball: Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Amidst the drink, drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and baseball are funny sight gags, revealing a slapstick sensibility.

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