Arts & Entertainment

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Today in history: Stan Laurel is born 125 years ago

Laurel and Hardy became friends with inimitable comic chemistry, and huge audience pleasers at the box office.

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Enigmatic Romanian film "The Japanese Dog" at SEEFest

Films such as enigmatically named The Japanese Dog represent the drama of everyday life, without a single solitary screeching car chase, explosion or shooting.

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"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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Third “Yes Men” film is great...and “Revolting”

The third film about the prankster activists who call themselves The Yes Men, is being released this weekend across the country.

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Progressive Cinema: Tribeca Film Festival highlights

This is the second in a series of reports from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

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Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!

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Progressive cinema clips: Cinetopia, Robeson film, "Chiraq"

Detroit area film lovers are being treated to a new version of the Cinetopia Film Festival, now in its fourth year and growing rapidly.

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A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

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The cost of fame: “The Cult of JT Leroy"

The film shows how nonfiction becomes novelized, with dramatization and confabulation fobbed off as "news" and "truth."

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Ray’s eye: The magnificent Apu Trilogy rides again

Before there was Bollywood or "The Mindy Project" there was Satyajit Ray, India's movie maestro.

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