Arts & Entertainment

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New book offers no optimism for a free Puerto Rico

Nelson A. Denis looks not at earlier colonial history, but rather measures taken to subdue Nationalists before and after their 1950 uprising.

 

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“Moby-Dick”: Melville’s masterpiece gets an operatic treatment

Although it has some fishy alterations, this is a mind-blowing production.

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“99 Homes” : shelter skelter

Writer Director Ramin Bahrani has effectively recast hell as the foreclosure real estate market.

 

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“Scott and Hem”: An imagined second act of the crack up

Mark St. Germain's "Scott and Hem" imagines a 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway meetup in Hollywood.

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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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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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"Getting Back": Is revenge enough?

Sinclair dedicates her book "to those who have been bullied, whether the blows arrived by fists or with words."

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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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