Arts & Entertainment

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“Junction 48”: Palestinian rappers searching for normalcy, humanity, and love

Activism, women's rights, and rap music were some motifs of the only Palestinian/Israeli-themed film at Tribeca this year.  

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“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”: Liberté, Egalité, Sororité

It's summer in Hollywood again: feminists and intelligent moviegoers may want to lower their expectations.

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Online protest against Hollywood whitewashing of Asian roles sparks diversity discussion

WhitewashedOUT shows there is anger and frustration of moviegoers over casting choices that's garnering headlines.

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Prisons and prisoners: Four new films show the punishment never ends

Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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“Louder Than Bombs”: Family dysfunction mirrors a chaotic world

"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."

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Sketches of pain: Miles high

Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.

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"Eye in the Sky": an eye for an eye

The contrast between board rooms and slums reminds us that when geopolitica imbalance reaches a certain level, life and death decisions can be made as easily in one venue as another.

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