Arts & Entertainment

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“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.

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“The End of the Tour” is more snore than tour

Really, whose idea was it to film a blabfest about a guy purportedly on anti-depressants?

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"Ant-Man" is fun, but never thinks big

The movie is a decent enough popcorn flick, but its narrative weaknesses and hit-or-miss jokes don't help it much.

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Savoring Sautet: Five films by French auteur Claude Sautet re-released

Rialto Pictures is theatrically re-releasing five films by one of France's lesser known, yet nonetheless noteworthy auteurs, Claude Sautet, in L.A. at the Laemmle Royal Theater..

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“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s Irish working class heroes

"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!

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Review: how corporate America invented Christian America

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

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A day in the life of film at Tribeca

"Armor of Light." "Good Kill," "Far from Men," "Trials of Constance Baker Motley," "Song of Lahore" and more.

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More highlights of progressive cinema from Tribeca

Including "(T)ERROR," "Thought Crimes," "Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle (TASER)" and "Havana Motor Club."

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"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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“American Relief Aid and the Spanish Civil War”: a unique perspective

Context is central to any historical narrative. This is certainly true regarding the Spanish Civil War.

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