Arts & Entertainment

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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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"Boyhood," in a land of opportunity they don't make it easy

Writer and director Richard Linklater's latest release had an intriguing gestation, filmed in and around Houston over a twelve-year timeframe from 2002 to 2013.

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"Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists": Great socialist novel marks 100th anniversary

Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.

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"Life Itself": A Roger Ebert biopic

Having conducted an extraordinarily unpredictable life, reviewing some 6000 films, Ebert lived his own movie.

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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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“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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New "X-Men" is more of the same

This is a movie about returning to the past, and indeed, in the end, all it really does is tread the same old ground.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" is spacefaring fun

This latest entry in their rapidly expanding universe of comic book adaptations, is a good-natured thrill ride full of fast-paced action and utterly ridiculous humor.

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"Calvary": Chaos and possible redemption

During a confessional, at the beginning of the movie and before the credits, a parishioner says that he will murder the priest the following Sunday; we follow the priest through the week.

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