Arts & Entertainment

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East meets island: movies from Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival continues to serve as a gateway for features, shorts, animation, and documentaries.

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Lead-up to Tribeca: Havana Film Fest, games for change

Despite great diversions, Tribeca was calling me with an enticing list of films.

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Today in Asian-American history: Actor Chow Yun-fat turns 60

A popular actor in dozens of Chinese-language films, he has also become a recognizable presence in U.S. cinema.

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"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.

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“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.

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“Ex Machina”: what will the androids do?

You can tell when a movie was a genuine art experience if you're still thinking about it a week after you saw it.

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Poets honor 'migration' paintings of Jacob Lawrence

For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century's greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do.

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In new play, God comes to Earth, finds his humanity

So, did you hear the one about God walking into the psychologist's office? That's the premise of "O My God."

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Bewitched: America’s Puritan past - and present

"Abigail/1702" reminds us of America's primal sins and psychoses, and ponders the deeply reactionary side of U.S. history.

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Not a very comfortable place for "Mad Men"

Odd disjointedness and surreal fantasy dreamscapes feature prominently in this episode.

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