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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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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 →


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When Norway Captured India’s King (Documentary Review: “Magnus”)

The fascinating story of Norway’s wunderkind grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, known throughout the world as The Mozart of Chess. From toddler days to the 2013 world championship that became a David & Goliath showdown for world dominance, it’s as much a story about genius as about the bonds of family. Continue Reading →


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No Travel Ban on Laughter (Standup Comedy Review: “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark”)

Trevor Noah’s new special spans the globe, proving once again there’s no accent he can’t conquer . . . or is it colonize? Continue Reading →