Arts & Entertainment

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New documentaries in Toronto

Documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival come from all corners of the globe, covering a wide range of subjects, and many are of interest to the progressive community.

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Review: Smiling through the Apocalypse, Esquire in the 60s

Esquire editor Harold Hayes was arguably to magazines what famous literary editor Maxwell Perkins (editor for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe) was to novels.

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"The Liberator" generates some thinking

My movie buddy went to see "Gone Girl" with her book club, so I recruited a professor friend of mine to see "The Liberator" with.

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Kartemquin Films announces two world premieres

Chicago's documentary powerhouse, Kartemquin Films announced that two of their films will hold world premiere screenings in October.

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Film review: "Love is Strange"

Put seasoned actors like John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei together in a film, and guaranteed there'll be a certain amount of movie magic.

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The Los Angeles Swiss Film Festival in review

Swiss cinema and television has a rich heritage. This motion picture plenitude was on full display at Hollywood's Harmony Gold Theater on Sept. 7.

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"Wetlands” movie review: Exploring secretions and inner selves

Was I watching something with themes that applied to a swath of a generation of young people who can't bear their lives and see no hope of effecting change?

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For Whom the Whistle Blows: “The Kill Team”

This documentary's real target market are those young impressionable people who have bought into the madness of Washington's endless imperial misadventures. 

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Actress Lauren Bacall, who protested Hollywood blacklist, dies at 89

"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.

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“What If,” romantic comedy, sells movie tickets

Zoe Kazan is teamed with Daniel Radcliffe in a story that asks the question, "Will the 'Harry Met Sally' formula work again?"

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