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Sisters in Arms (Film Review: “The Keeping Room”)

A somber yet gripping feminist drama set in the smoldering ash heap of the dying days of the Civil War. Continue Reading →


God Only Knows (Film Review: “Love & Mercy”)

A rapturous yet tragic biopic of legendary Beach Boy and musical icon, Brian Wilson, both then and now, in an astonishing dual performance by John Cusack and Paul Dano. Continue Reading →

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Out on the Frontier, There’s No Place Like Home (Film Review: “Wildlike”)

A runaway and a loner forge a path of personal discovery in the quietly riveting and visually breathtaking film, Wildlike. Continue Reading →


Can A Song Save Your Life? (Film Review: “Begin Again”)

Begin Again is a soulful charmer from start to finish, hitting all the right notes and begging to be seen again and again. Continue Reading →

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Ah Youth! (Film Review: “While We’re Young”)

A smart cross-generational comedy of manners that morphs into a delightful exposé about authenticity. Continue Reading →


Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor . . . (Film Review: “Ellis”)

In just over 14 minutes, Ellis manages to grip your heart and open it at the same time . . . a somber elegy to America. Continue Reading →


Reading, Writing & Smoking: A Literary Road Trip (Film Review: “The End of the Tour”)

You don’t need to have read David Foster Wallace to appreciate the acerbic, provocative and at times heartbreaking conversation depicted in this film, interspersed with lots of cigarettes and junk food. Continue Reading →