Arts & Entertainment

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"Ant-Man" is fun, but never thinks big

The movie is a decent enough popcorn flick, but its narrative weaknesses and hit-or-miss jokes don't help it much.

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Savoring Sautet: Five films by French auteur Claude Sautet re-released

Rialto Pictures is theatrically re-releasing five films by one of France's lesser known, yet nonetheless noteworthy auteurs, Claude Sautet, in L.A. at the Laemmle Royal Theater..

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"Mr. Holmes": Sherlock's greatest case, a study in existentialism

At 76, Ian McKellen plays a 93-year-old Sherlock living at what appear to be the white cliffs of Dover and as a younger Holmes, hired for what was to be his last case.

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"Dying to Know" is new doc about a dynamic duo

Gay Dillingham's "Dying to Know," narrated by Robert Redford, was an entertaining, informative doc about Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.

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“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s Irish working class heroes

"Jimmy's Hall" is about Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported as an illegal alien from Ireland, the land of his birth, without so much as a trial!

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Girlhood's peaks and valleys: "Infinitely Polar Bear" reviewed

Screenwriter Maya Forbes makes an auspicious directorial debut in this intensely personal film recreating her troubled Boston girlhood during the 1970s

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Today in history: Stan Laurel is born 125 years ago

Laurel and Hardy became friends with inimitable comic chemistry, and huge audience pleasers at the box office.

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Enigmatic Romanian film "The Japanese Dog" at SEEFest

Films such as enigmatically named The Japanese Dog represent the drama of everyday life, without a single solitary screeching car chase, explosion or shooting.

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"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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Third “Yes Men” film is great...and “Revolting”

The third film about the prankster activists who call themselves The Yes Men, is being released this weekend across the country.

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