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The stakes are high in third season of "The Americans"

In the latest episode we learn about the deadly craft of spying as it plays out in these damaged souls' lives. Targets, assets, friends, lovers, rivals.

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"Queen & Country": No time for sergeant-majors

In the extremely enjoyable Queen & Country legendary English director John Boorman treads familiar ground we've seen in various films.

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"Birdman," "Turner," "McFarland": Triple-header film review

My movie buddy and I didn't really mind seeing a movie about pretentious people, but we felt that the entire thing was pretentious.

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West Coast premiere of "Hellman v. McCarthy"

As a Hollywood Blacklist historian, I've eagerly looked forward to seeing the fact-based "Hellman v. McCarthy."

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“The Night Alive”: Dubliners wish upon a star

This play is essentially about fringe characters yearning to get away from their boring existences. 

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Today in African American history: Dr. Dre turns 50

Dr. Dre, record producer and Grammy-winning rapper, born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, Calif., in 1965, turns 50 today.

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“Field of Honor”: A movie you might have missed

The film Field of Honor puts the viewer in mind of the adage, "It's a rich man's war and a poor man's fight."

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"The Water Engine" features wonderful performances

The Water Engine opens in the red glow of flames from a factory furnace, while workers operate drill presses and grinding wheels in a shower of sparks.

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Switzerland’s Best Foreign Film Oscar submission goes full circle

Swiss co-writer/director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) is a strong fact-based drama about the struggle for gay rights in Switzerland.

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Radical dude: Figaro unbound

L.A. Opera has launched "a city-wide celebration of the revolutionary spirit of Beaumarchais' "Figaro."

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