Arts & Entertainment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-chmayor520x300.jpg

A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jtcult520x320.jpg

The cost of fame: “The Cult of JT Leroy"

The film shows how nonfiction becomes novelized, with dramatization and confabulation fobbed off as "news" and "truth."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-patherpanchali20091116.jpg

Ray’s eye: The magnificent Apu Trilogy rides again

Before there was Bollywood or "The Mindy Project" there was Satyajit Ray, India's movie maestro.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-alohamvie.jpg

Controversial Aloha co-stars Hawaiian independence leader

A lynch mob is attacking writer/director Cameron Crowe's new movie "Aloha," which opened May 29.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-kungfury520x300.jpg

“Kung Fury”: 1980s-inspired action movie, released on YouTube

From the very first opening scene, you can tell that you are going to be in for some physics-defying action and fun.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-congo.jpg

"Death in the Congo" highlights obscure subject: African liberation

"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-clipfrommovie.jpg

Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-twdiviner.jpg

"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-thereis.jpg

“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-inwalt520x330.jpg

"In Walt We Trust": Radical new assessment of Walt Whitman

Few American literary figures have received as much critical analysis as Walt Whitman.

13 4 5 6 718