Opinion

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

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Cuban drama shines at LA film fest

Those who missed June screenings at the Los Angeles Film Festival of the "Boleto a Paraiso" have another opportunity to buy a ticket.

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Cuba See: L.A. film fest highlights Havana and more

The Los Angeles Film Festival is currently taking place, and this year's multitude of movies includes: "International Spotlight: Cuba."

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"Viva Riva!" goes beyond Blaxploitation in today's Congo

Beneath the shoot-'em-up sensibility, a critical eye is clearly at work, skewering the former Belgian colony, in this 2011 Pan African Film Festival's Best Feature Film prize winning film.

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“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

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Sorry, no vampires in “Tree of Life”

This film had us wishing vampires would make an appearance, but we were wrong.

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"Forks Over Knives": Eat your vegetables!

Forks Over Knives is a long argument for eating more plant-based food.

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"Carancho": Film noir that can't get much darker

We know what corruption and film noir look like, though, and "Carancho" is a fine example.

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“Thor” hammers away at box office

Rather than coming off as corny and preposterous, Thor contains scenes that are grandiose and moving.

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"Orgasm Inc.": a revealing documentary

Science's current counterpart to the space race is the competition to send women over the moon.

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