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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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Flatlined, Flatulent & Forgotten (Film Review: “Swiss Army Man”)

In a movie that defies every parent’s warning never to play with dead things, Swiss Army Man proves that corpses are people, too. Continue Reading →


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A Nun’s Gothic Revival (Film Review: “Little Sister”)

An offbeat comedy about a young nun’s visit home as the catalyst for confronting her dysfunctional family as well as challenging her vocational calling, Little Sister is as peculiar as it is moving. Continue Reading →


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Marital Arrangements -or- Why Can’t Husbands Be Like Furniture? (Film Review: “Love & Friendship”)

A lesser known Austen comedy of manners is stingingly adapted to the screen, making a mockery of marriage in aristocratic Georgian England. Watch out, those verbal barbs are sharp! Continue Reading →


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See Dick Run. Run, Dick, Run (Film Review: “The Candidate”)

The 1972 film that captured the cynicism and commoditization of American politicians, set against an insatiable media landscape. . . The Candidate resonates as a cultural clarion bell, now more than ever. Continue Reading →


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A Special Needs Road Trip (Film Review: “The Fundamentals of Caring”)

A funny and touching story of the relationship between a challenging young patient and his emotionally broken caregiver. Can you say A.L.O.H.A? Continue Reading →