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Sundance 2016: A Film Festival Tackles Gun Violence, From Many Angles

There were more than 40 mass shootings in the United States last year, prompting many politicians to hold forth and a large number of Americans to simply shake their heads. Now a new group is entering the debate: independent filmmakers.

January 21, 2016

Entertainment’s Place In Post-Attack Rebuttal

As the Paris attacks and their aftermath have played out this weekend, once again we stare dazed at the cable news screen, facing questions we never imagined — questions we suspect have no answers.

November 17, 2015

Analysis: For the Oscars, Chris Rock Is The Right Host For A Race-Aware Moment

“My job is like an ambulance chaser,” Rock said. “I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.”

October 22, 2015

6 Lessons Drawn From Cameron’s Big Victory

The British election results Thursday night took even the seasoned by surprise. A race that was supposed to be tighter than a bearskin hatband and even potentially set off a parliamentary crisis turned out to be a romp for David Cameron’s Conservatives.

May 8, 2015
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Scotland Tense Ahead Of United Kingdom Elections This Week

The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.

May 5, 2015
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The Subjects of ‘1971’ Were Snowden Before Snowden

A healthy skepticism of government activities is stoked in the film ‘1971.’

March 26, 2015

Edward Snowden Emerges As A Film Star

The director of ‘JFK’ will take on the Snowden affair.

March 5, 2015

Raucous Party Follows Somber Recollections At Berlin Wall

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was met with a range of somber and celebratory moments.

November 10, 2014
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Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his nation’s alleged involvement in clashes in eastern Ukraine. More than a week after the downing of Malaysia […]

July 25, 2014

Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns As Ruling Coalition Collapses

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk abruptly resigned Thursday afternoon as Kiev’s ruling parliamentary coalition fell apart. In a brief statement, Yatsenyuk told Parliament, “I announce my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives.” He criticized lawmakers for gridlock […]

July 24, 2014

Toronto 2014: Reitman, Baumbach, And Rock To Premiere New Films

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times New movies from veteran directors such as Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach, and Shawn Levy — not to mention the work of some less expected filmmaking types — will make their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicks off this September, organizers said Tuesday. The Canadian […]

July 22, 2014

Train Carrying Malaysia Jet Victims Completes Its Halting Journey

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A train carrying more than 280 bodies from Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv early Tuesday afternoon, ending a nearly five-day waiting period for families who lost loved ones in the crash. The train made a halting journey to the city […]

July 22, 2014

Focus Shifts To Trainload Of Bodies From Plane Crash Site In Ukraine

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims’ bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner. “There’s a buildup of extraordinary […]

July 21, 2014

Ukraine Prime Minister: ‘Russia Is On The Dark Side’

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying the country is “on the dark side,” blaming it again for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its Western border to halt separatist activity in eastern […]

July 21, 2014

Malaysia Defends Flight Path Of Downed Jet

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. “The flight path taken by MH17 was approved […]

July 18, 2014