Arts & Entertainment

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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"The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden" film review

The atavistic impulse to "get away from it all" and "return to nature" has been a literary theme since Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson cast away on desert islands.

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"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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March movies that came in like a lamb, went out like a lamb

I was eager to see "The Grand Budapest Hotel" because its creator has done such fine whimsical works before. Both of them raised whimsy to an art form, and so does this latest work.

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Oscar and Progies: view of movies from left side of the aisle

Join People's World film critic Bill Meyer tonight via Google+ for a conversation on movies and social change.

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Families react to tragedy in "August: Osage County" and "Nebraska"

By now, we should be convinced that Meryl Streep can do anything, but we've never seen her do ugly like this!

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"The Wolf of Wall Street": "Mean Streets" director does "Ugly Street"

It's an ugly, unforgivable movie of shameful practices and sociopathic tendencies. How else, of course, would you make a movie about Wall Street finance?

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Black-themed films lead Progie nominations

Riding a wave of black-themed films, movies about slavery, apartheid, and police repression dominate this year's nominations for best progressive films.

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"American Hustle" is not a masterpiece, it's just a lot of fun

"American Hustle" isn't an art experience; it isn't a universal story and it won't change your life or your attitude. It's only what movies are made to be: fun.

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Start the year with some great labor films

Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.

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