Arts & Entertainment

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Documentary on Black Panther Party explores organization’s complex history

The film shows people who wanted to stand up and fight back against the oppression they faced.

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Inextricable bond between shepherd and flock: A modern Icelandic tragicomic film

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson has a small hit on his hands in his new film "Rams," starring two of his country's leading stage actors.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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“The Settlers”: an unsettling look at the Israeli settlements issue

A compelling, must see, tour de force outline of the issue that has helped fuel 50 years of Middle East conflicts.

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“13 Hours” and “Cartel Land”: Cries and whispers

"Cartel Land" is a serious film, evenhanded in showing the complexities of vigilante action.

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“Aferim!”: The wild, wild East in film

It has a number of genre conventions of the Western, though one could argue that the Romanian-set film should be called an "Eastern."

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The Progies show how film awards can be inclusive and progressive

Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!

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#OscarsSoWhite goes viral as Academy Awards nominations are announced

Activist communities on the Internet had prepared for it: as it turned out, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was buzzing the morning of Jan. 14.

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"The Big Short” in review: The fire next time

The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes. 

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"The Revenant": Voice in the wilderness

"The Revenant" is a powerful, soaring reverie of love, duty, and survival . . . an environmentalist's epic.

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