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The Folk Singer Spy (Series Review: Patriot)

Can an exhausted Intelligence agent suffering from PTSD, with a penchant for penning confessional song lyrics containing classified top secret info, stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons? There’s a song here somewhere. Continue Reading →


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Swimming into Legend (Film Review: Whale Rider)

A classic Family Film rich in history & natural beauty, and brimming with meaning, Whale Rider is a feminist parable that shines a modern light on a thousand year-old legend. Continue Reading →


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Love+Time-Distance = Hate (Stand-up Review: Louis C.K. 2017)

Louis C.K.’s new comedy special is like being an unwitting particle caught up in a supercollider of disparate and inappropriate thoughts that bang up against each other but somehow fuse into a pure, unapologetic, comedic energy. Warning: Not for the politically correct. Continue Reading →


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Blood Brothers (Film Review: “What We Do in the Shadows”)

New Zealand’s mashup of Big Brother-Meets-Dark Shadows-Meets-Twilight. A genre teasing vampire movie that is one bloody good time. Continue Reading →


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In Search of Holden Caulfield (Film Review: “Coming Through the Rye”)

The true story of the high school boy who knocked on J.D. Salinger’s door in 1969 after running away from boarding school. Meeting his literary hero was only part of the journey. Continue Reading →


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The Fighting Irish in Congo (Film Review: “The Siege of Jadotville”)

The true life David & Goliath story of an Irish battalion sent to Congo on a peacekeeping mission for the United Nations in 1961. Attacked by Congolese loyalists and French mercenaries and outnumbered 20-to-1, not a single Irish soldier lost his life in the 5-day battle. Continue Reading →


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Nordic Noir Goes West (Film Review: “The Salvation”)

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite in a gripping Danish homage to the Hollywood Western which – built on Revenge – rings both silent and furious. Continue Reading →