Arts & Entertainment

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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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Women can be comedic pranksters too: “The Boss”

While some may find the laughs to be loutish and louche, overall this critic enjoyed it.

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“Catching the Sun,” saving the Earth: A new documentary about solar

Just in time for Earth Day 2016, an informative and upbeat new film about solar power will debut on Netflix on April 22.

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“Marguerite”: Bad singer, great movie

Marguerite is an exquisite film tribute to the strange, wonderful spirit of would be diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Sex, rock ‘n’ roll, and baseball: Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Amidst the drink, drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and baseball are funny sight gags, revealing a slapstick sensibility.

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“Six Characters in Search of An Author”: Performing Pirandello’s pirouettes

Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921. 

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“Film” and “Notfilm": Playwright Samuel Beckett meets Buster Keaton

On the face of it, a collaboration between Beckett and Buster Keaton sounds like an unlikely alliance of artists. 

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Open letter to Motion Picture Academy, L.A. Women’s Theater Festival

"Dear Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, you have come under intense criticism for Cloroxing this year's Oscars..."

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New opera “Fallujah”: Heartbreaking look at war and PTSD online now

It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.

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“Spies Are Forever”: When genres collide

The conventions of the espionage thriller meet the attributes of the musical, with lots of comedy along the way.

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