Arts & Entertainment

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Switzerland’s Best Foreign Film Oscar submission goes full circle

Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.

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“Seven Days in May”: A movie you might have missed

Seven Days in May is a fine example of art that entertains but that also provides strong insight.

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“10 Items or Less”: A movie you might have missed

The picture "10 Items or Less," from 2006, is the sort of gentle, insightful film I wish they made more of.

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Everything old is old again: A word on remakes and sequels

There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.

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"Afonya": a movie you might have missed

The "Afonya" story remains relatable and enjoyable today as well as being an interesting glimpse into the ups and downs of the Soviet experiment.

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“From Spring to Summer”: A movie you might have missed

The Korean people suffered mightily under the cruel occupation of imperialist Japan. That sad reality is brought to life in this well constructed war picture.

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“Blackhat”: The thinker’s thriller

Director Mann has made the tried and true thriller genre timely and cutting edge, as well as sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting.

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Hello to Godard’s latest film, “Goodbye to Language”

To paraphrase TV's 1960s sci-fi series "The Outer Limits," there is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.

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From neo-realism to neo-liberalism: “Two Days, One Night”

The word "depression" indicates a downturn, and can refer to psychological or economic dimensions. 

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Sony emails show Hollywood still has a long way to go on racial equality

A lot of the focus with this ongoing story has been centered on North Korea, and the fate of "The Interview," yet the emails between those in power at the company have, once again, shone light on an ongoing problem with Hollywood: racism and lack of diversity.

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