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It Must Have Felt Like Flying (Documentary Review: “9/11: The Falling Man”)

A powerful, sobering documentary on the images of 9/11 that proved too disturbing for Americans to witness after their release the next day, which from then on have been largely withheld from public view. 9/11: The Falling Man is an historical must-see. Continue Reading →


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Father, I Confess (Film Review: “The Good Catholic”)

A sincere and modest film about an earnest young priest whose rigid servitude to the life of the cloth is challenged when a headstrong woman shows up in his confessional. Continue Reading →


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From the Fire Into the Frying Pan (Film Review: “Burnt”)

Burnt may not be the last word on the ‘Bad Boy’ chef trope, but it’s still an entertaining potboiler of one man’s journey to self. . . plus it’s always fun to watch Bradley Cooper, especially when he’s dicing, slicing and yelling in both English and French. Continue Reading →


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These Neighbors Are Idiots! (Film Review: “A Man Called Ove”)

Sometimes no matter how many times you try to end it all, your neighbors just keep interrupting. This little gem from Sweden reminds us that no man is an island. And also that Saabs are better than Volvos. Continue Reading →


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Talk Therapy -or- The End of ‘Before’ (Film Review: “Before Midnight”)

Cinema’s celebrated triptych on Modern Love, the final installment in the ‘Before’ series finds the chatty Celine and Jesse still sparring it out, but the conversation – like the lovers themselves – has matured, with so much more at stake as they find themselves at a somber mid-life crossroads. Continue Reading →


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A Dish Best Served Cold (Series Review: “The Frozen Dead”)

A gruesome discovery on a snowy peak in the French Pyrenees draws a homicide detective home to face his archnemesis, an imprisoned serial killer at the center of an sweeping avalanche of grisly revenge killings. Continue Reading →


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Cuba Redux (Documentary Review: “Cuba & The Cameraman”)

A documentary about Cuba, shot on location over a 45-year time span, offers a rare historical portrait of the island nation and its people, through Fidel: post-revolution to today. The country is still an enigma. Continue Reading →