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Movie Review: ‘Motivational Growth’

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Motivational Growth could be performed as a stage play, if it wasn’t for that heads-blowing-up thing. Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘Stray Dog’

Stray Dog Hall with a close family member. Photo from the documentary, 'Stray Dog.'

Biker, Vietnam vet, Christian, father, friend, neighbor. Ron "Stray Dog" Hall is all of these and much more in Debra Granik's riveting "slice-of-life" documentary about a working class American. Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘The Look of Silence’

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Joshua Openheimer's "The Look of Silence" explores the nearly forgotten Indonesian genocide. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe experiences major changes in the shield-slinger's latest adventure. Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘La Sapienza’

Borromini's La Sapienza Church. Photo from the film La Sapienza.

How does one break through the emptiness of a life and relationship that has lost meaning? How long must one have to experience the void before there is movement and growth? Sometimes change can happen in the "twinkling of an eye" when one least expects it. It is then that "sapience," wisdom opens the doors of one's heart to receive renewal and forward movement. Such is the experience of Alexandre and Aliénor in 'La Sapienza.' Read More »

Movie Review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

This is Where I Leave You, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Shawn Levy, Jonathan Tropper

As good as you’d expect with such an exceptional cast. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

A Walk Among the Tombstones, Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Scott Frank

They don't make them like this anymore. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘All That Jazz’ – The Criterion Collection

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Even people who generally dislike musicals might find a lot to enjoy in this study of work-induced self-destruction. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Calvary’

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson dominates this bleakly-humored study of a committed priest who maintains his vigilance even as his church crumbles and his life is threatened by one of his own parishioners. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Honeymoon’

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There is blood and sex, enough to get this film an R-rating. But, for the most part, it is not gratuitous; it actually moves the plot along. Read More »