Arts & Entertainment


Illusion and immersion: Humanity's grand struggle in new documentaries

Films can alter, transform and manipulate truth, just in the editing process alone: directors make decisions on what to add, but what's left out is still part of the truth.


Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.


New film promotes public workers’ fight for rights

Alantris Muhammad and millions of other workers like her face a big problem: The U.S. Supreme Court.


Michael Moore’s latest: “Where to Invade Next”

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film.


Globalization and privatization: “Our Brand is Crisis”

Although it uses the Bolivian election and the GCS involvement as the basis for the story, it makes some plot alterations.


War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.



“Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution” – unfinished business

A stirring montage of film clips, talking heads and still photos of one of the most dramatic movements in modern history.


The Chile coup and Pinochet’s “Christian” torture chamber in “Colonia”

German director Florian Gallenberger's Colonia is arguably this year's Zürich Film Festival's hardest-hitting film. 


Media exposés in new films “Spotlight” and “The Program”

"Spotlight" deals with the heavy subject matter of child abuse perpetrated by those posturing as Christians.


Progressive cinema in Toronto: An overview

Still one of the largest film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is boasting around 400 films in a 10-day extravaganza.

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