Opinion

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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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Bosses, workers, Elmo: amazing films at Traverse City festival

Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.

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Interracial marriage, class arrogance, idealism star at film fest

The ever-present Michael Moore, probably the most successful documentarian in world history, had a strong say in the choice of films screened at this progressive gathering.

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What lessons learned in "Rise of the Apes"?

The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.

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Cuban film "Habanastation" wins top film festival award

"Habanastation" is the rare Cuban film that shows the realities of the Cuban educational system and the excitement in Revolution Square during May Day.

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In John Sayles' "Amigo" God was busy somewhere else

John Sayles has done us a service in detailing the day-to-day events in a small village occupied by American troops.

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Book Review: Fascism, war and struggle through one person's eyes

"In 1945, Germany and Japan surrendered and World War II ended ... Our stories must be heard and remembered."

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Cuban drama shines at LA film fest

Those who missed June screenings at the Los Angeles Film Festival of the "Boleto a Paraiso" have another opportunity to buy a ticket.

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"Richard III": Classic with a modern lesson

Enjoying Shakespeare under the stars at Topanga Canyon's Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is de rigeur during summertime for Angeleno theatergoers.

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"Names of Love" juggles froth, sex, history, politics

Watching the first few minutes unfold, one might be lulled into the belief that the next hour and a half will be spent consuming light filmic fare.

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