Arts & Entertainment

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Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is Oscar material

After recent excursions in Europe, Woody Allen has brought his filmmaking back home, with excellent results.

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“Fruitvale Station”: an American tragedy

Ryan Coogler gives us Fruitvale Station as a symbolic recapitulation of the Stations of the Cross, recounting the last 30-plus hours of Oscar Grant III's life.

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Costa-Gavras thrills fans with “Capital”

Costa-Gavras is back with a new thriller about the banking industry.

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"Far Out Isn't Far Enough": unique art of Tomi Ungerer

Contrast, courage, and challenge ... these are the words one may think of when viewing "Far Out Isn't Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," written, produced, and directed by Brad Bernstein.

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"Upstream Color": A vibrant puzzle of a film

Somebody is stalking successful young urban professionals, force-feeding them mind-nullifying worms, and exploiting their suggestive state to rob them of their homes, money and sense of confidence.

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“Crossfire Hurricane:” Rolling Stones at 50

The Rolling Stones may be sarcastic, misogynistic, and more than a little Jurassic, but they have come to define rock and roll.

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Lies, money, power, and the vile Donald Trump

"You've Been Trumped" is a sad tale about how Donald Trump used his money and power to destroy a fragile ecological zone on the Scottish coast and make the lives of residents miserable.

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New “Star Trek” shows flaws of today’s sci-fi

"Star Trek Into Darkness" benefits from 3-D and the latest movie gadgets, but suffers from not having Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry alive to make it original and creative.

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Films about African Americans stand out at Tribeca Festival

Films at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival last month that highlighted prominent African Americans and their eventful lives were infused with this dilemma of choosing the right course of struggle against racism and injustice.

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Film sets "escape fires" to fix health care system

The part-educational/part call-to-action documentary, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," was shown on the campus of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

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