Arts & Entertainment

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New film documents the class divide in NYC’s Chelsea

In a new film, the timeless system of pitting "us" against the "others" is displayed in the story of gentrification of New York City's West Chelsea neighborhood.

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"Bridget Jones's Baby": Good fun for women and men

The story has lots of laughs generated by sight gags, broad slapstick, witty dialogue and many mature references (minus snickering) to sex, body functions, body parts and paternity.

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Florence Foster Jenkins of the trachea: Go with the Flo

Meryl Streep fully incarnates Jenkins, endowing the fleshy, flashy, flawed dowager with her full humanity.

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I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s awkward anti-Hillary movie so you don’t have to

D'Souza selectively culls, bends, and ultimately breaks history in a desperate attempt to show how all evil flows from Democrats.

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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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