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“A Year Without Sundays:” remaking Cuban society through literacy campaign

A modern day activist for social change often dreams of that day when all the hard work of struggle comes to fruition . . .

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"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.

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New book celebrates the centennial of jazz great Billy Strayhorn

"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.

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Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.

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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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