Arts & Entertainment

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"The Liberator" generates some thinking

My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.

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A playwright named "Shagspeare" in Bill Cain's "Equivocation"

"Shag" for short receives a royal commission to write about Guy Fawkes and England's 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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Film review: "Love is Strange"

Put seasoned actors like John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei together in a film, and guaranteed there'll be a certain amount of movie magic.

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The Los Angeles Swiss Film Festival in review

Swiss cinema and television has a rich heritage. This motion picture plenitude was on full display at Hollywood's Harmony Gold Theater on Sept. 7.

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"Wetlands” movie review: Exploring secretions and inner selves

Was I watching something with themes that applied to a swath of a generation of young people who can't bear their lives and see no hope of effecting change?

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"Boyhood," in a land of opportunity they don't make it easy

Writer and director Richard Linklater's latest release had an intriguing gestation, filmed in and around Houston over a twelve-year timeframe from 2002 to 2013.

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"Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists": Great socialist novel marks 100th anniversary

Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.

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"Life Itself": A Roger Ebert biopic

Having conducted an extraordinarily unpredictable life, reviewing some 6000 films, Ebert lived his own movie.

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For Whom the Whistle Blows: “The Kill Team”

This documentary's real target market are those young impressionable people who have bought into the madness of Washington's endless imperial misadventures. 

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“What If,” romantic comedy, sells movie tickets

Zoe Kazan is teamed with Daniel Radcliffe in a story that asks the question, "Will the 'Harry Met Sally' formula work again?"

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