Arts & Entertainment

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“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.

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“Embrace of the Serpent”: Odyssey into Amazonian "heart of darkness”

Inter-species interaction between outer space aliens and human beings has long been a staple of the science fiction genre.

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The world as seen in films from Toronto

The small country of Bangladesh, the poorest nation in Asia, is the location for a couple of interesting films shown at TIFF.

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Latin America at the Toronto International Film Festival

This film festival is not lacking in films from Latin America, including gems from Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.

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"Trumbo": We're still persecuting the innocent

Director Jay Roach, known for lighter fare, has taken on a heady subject, no less than the most famous communist in Hollywood history -- Dalton Trumbo.

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Is Star Wars Episode VII anti-white?

It would appear that there are some who are not very happy with Abrams wanting to increase the people of color as leads in the Science Fiction odyssey.

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Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.

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Michael Moore’s latest: “Where to Invade Next”

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film.

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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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War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.

 

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