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DVD Review: Maudie

Every once and a while, a movie comes across that really makes an impact — whether because of the story, the visuals or a performance.  Sally Hawkins’ performance in Maudie is an example of the kind of visceral impact I’ve been searching for all year and have hardly found.  Based on the life of Canadian […]

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DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

I will be honest upfront: I find that I like biopics, especially those based on individuals who have to overcome tremendous obstacles. I am also a sucker for “un-actor-like” roles…meaning the actor or actress plays someone 360 degrees from their own self. But (and this is the very big stipulation) only if done well. Very […]

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Book Review: Five Days at Memorial by Sherri Fink

I should start this review by expressing some bias on my part. I am personally connected to the events in this book since my uncle was one of the patients in Memorial during Katrina. Thankfully, he was one of the lucky ones who got out shortly after the flooding began. As I was reading this […]

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