Arts & Entertainment

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Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.

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Michael Moore’s latest: “Where to Invade Next”

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film.

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"Getting Back": Is revenge enough?

Sinclair dedicates her book "to those who have been bullied, whether the blows arrived by fists or with words."

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Globalization and privatization: “Our Brand is Crisis”

Although it uses the Bolivian election and the GCS involvement as the basis for the story, it makes some plot alterations.

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War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.

 

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Herbert Aptheker biography is political narrative of remarkable man

Murrell paints a vivid, detailed picture of Aptheker's political life and for this he should be commended.

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Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 

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“The Man Who Knew Infinity”: An infinitely rewarding film

"I found this film to be an infinitely rewarding biopic that showed 'math is an art, not a science.' "

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“Best of Enemies”: New documentary revisits Buckley vs. Vidal

"Best of Enemies" succeeds without being partisan or overbearing. Its subject speaks for itself.

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California rolls in new film “East Side Sushi”

Anthony Lucero's fine film uses the framework of food film to deftly explore class, work, ethnicity, and sexism.

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