Opinion

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African American history through music

The film is a look back at the "Black Power" movement in the years referenced in the title.

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Go see "Hugo," "Descendants," skip "Melancholia"

"Hugo" and "The Decendants" get two thumbs up. "Melancholia" on the other hand gets two thumbs down.

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The Muppets occupy Hollywood

A Muppets encounter with the Occupy movement might have made for a more interesting reboot of the franchise.

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Was the Nazi lesson learned?

The prosecutors and judges as well, intended to make sure that Hitler's war and attendant atrocities would never happen again.

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From Chernobyl to Islamophobia, new films take on history and politics

The success of "Days of Glory" actually forced the French government to improve benefits to Algerian veterans.

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People, presidents and kings star in new documentaries

Documentaries dealing with history and politics come from all corners of the globe.

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Progressive documentaries make their debut

Once again there were many thrilling new documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Powerful new films take up immigration

With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the ramifications of shifting populations.

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More progressive cinema at Toronto film fest

Last year it was "Made In Dagenham." Probably the most worker-oriented film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was the class-conscious "Snows Of Kilimanjaro."

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Progressive films shine at Toronto film fest

This year's Toronto International Film Festival offered another amazing array of films, with over 350 titles to choose from.

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