Arts & Entertainment

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"Bridget Jones's Baby": Good fun for women and men

The story has lots of laughs generated by sight gags, broad slapstick, witty dialogue and many mature references (minus snickering) to sex, body functions, body parts and paternity.

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Florence Foster Jenkins of the trachea: Go with the Flo

Meryl Streep fully incarnates Jenkins, endowing the fleshy, flashy, flawed dowager with her full humanity.

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Prisons and prisoners: Four new films show the punishment never ends

Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.

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Finding humor in strange places: New films at Tribeca

Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?

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New releases: Elvis, Dick, Nina and the King of Saudi Arabia

Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.

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Tribeca Film Festival in its 15th year of provocative cinema

Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema. 

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Sketches of pain: Miles high

Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.

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"Eye in the Sky": an eye for an eye

The contrast between board rooms and slums reminds us that when geopolitica imbalance reaches a certain level, life and death decisions can be made as easily in one venue as another.

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“Batman v Superman”: It’s hero vs. hero, but the audience loses

This film is the cinematic equivalent of a child slamming two plastic toy dinosaurs into one another.

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Last tango in Kabul? “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and the embedded reporter

"Tango" perpetuates that age-old Hollywood tradition of setting stories in the "exotic" Third World.

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