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Director Boots Riley issues a sharp critique of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Boots Riley has some serious issues with Spike Lee’s new film, “BlacKkKlansman” — to put it lightly.

Taking a page from Lee, a fellow outspoken cultural critic, the “Sorry to Bother You” director offered up a sharp critique of the “content and timing of the film” in a statement he released Friday on Twitter.

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Stan Lee granted restraining order against former manager

A court has granted Stan Lee a three-year restraining order against a former business manager and caregiver who has been accused of filing a false police report and engaging in elder abuse against the 95-year-old comic book legend.

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Remembering the brilliant, troubled Oscar Levant

He was one of the great wits of the last century — a bestselling author, radio and television host, quiz show panelist, actor and songwriter who became a household name in the 1940s and ’50s.

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The Moviegoer, Aug. 19-25

1968: Visions of Possibilities Yearlong series continues with Los Angeles premiere of the rare 1968 documentary Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy, chronicling the historic nonviolent resistance known as the Prague Spring. Among those interviewed is a young Václav Havel who later became the last president of Czechoslovakia and a leader in the Velvet Revolution of 1989.

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How the 'Juliet, Naked' team created a lost great album with help from Ryan Adams, Robyn Hitchcock and more

Most everyone has that certain song, one that takes you back in your mind and heart to an earlier time and place. But imagine if that song were an entire album. And it essentially locked you in a place in the past.

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IMDb file: Emily Mortimer on the perils of learning Aaron Sorkin dialogue and playing a not-so-perfect girl

“I read somewhere that acting is the shy person’s revenge,” Emily Mortimer says. “I always was — and still am — very, very shy really. And by doing the thing that I was most scared of was the only way I was going to be able to function in the world.”

The British actress, 46, has had a vast variety of roles throughout her career, in film and on television.

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