Arts & Entertainment

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Cartoonist Ted Rall delivers with “Bernie”

Rall offers a deftly drawn, incisive portrait of the man and the political climate against which he rebels.

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Inextricable bond between shepherd and flock: A modern Icelandic tragicomic film

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson has a small hit on his hands in his new film "Rams," starring two of his country's leading stage actors.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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“Candide”: The best of all possible shows?

It's at all times innovative, witty and charming, full of puppetry, pageantry, imaginative stagecraft and Voltaire's waggish sensibility. 

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“Aferim!”: The wild, wild East in film

It has a number of genre conventions of the Western, though one could argue that the Romanian-set film should be called an "Eastern."

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"The Big Short” in review: The fire next time

The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes. 

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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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