Opinion

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Movies tell the truth at Michael Moore's film festival

The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.

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Harry Potter and the tide of history

Viewing the story only as a well-written parable of becoming an adult misses a lot - humanity itself came of age in the 20th century.

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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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