Arts & Entertainment

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The Los Angeles Swiss Film Festival in review

Swiss cinema and television has a rich heritage. This motion picture plenitude was on full display at Hollywood's Harmony Gold Theater on Sept. 7.

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"Wetlands” movie review: Exploring secretions and inner selves

Was I watching something with themes that applied to a swath of a generation of young people who can't bear their lives and see no hope of effecting change?

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For Whom the Whistle Blows: “The Kill Team”

This documentary's real target market are those young impressionable people who have bought into the madness of Washington's endless imperial misadventures. 

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Actress Lauren Bacall, who protested Hollywood blacklist, dies at 89

"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.

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“What If,” romantic comedy, sells movie tickets

Zoe Kazan is teamed with Daniel Radcliffe in a story that asks the question, "Will the 'Harry Met Sally' formula work again?"

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New "X-Men" is more of the same

This is a movie about returning to the past, and indeed, in the end, all it really does is tread the same old ground.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" is spacefaring fun

This latest entry in their rapidly expanding universe of comic book adaptations, is a good-natured thrill ride full of fast-paced action and utterly ridiculous humor.

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"Get On Up" says it loud: He's Brown and he's proud!

Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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