Category: Books

Sérgio resists easy answers to global violence

Events unfolding in Afghanistan are likely to breathe new life into the movie Sérgio.  The…

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The Outpost’s gritty realism shows America’s war in Afghanistan

As America ends its formal 20-year combat commitment to Afghanistan, viewers might find The Outpost…

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In The Heights celebrates first gen Americans

My movie review of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie version of In The Heights is live on…

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John Wick 3 is nonstop, production value action

Review originally posted on Facebook, May 18, 2019. Reposted with minor stylistic edits, March 27,…

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Da 5 Bloods Provides Glimpse into African American Experience in Vietnam

Spike Lee didn’t find major award gold in 2020. But his provocative drama Da 5…

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Dwarfism, little people, and St. Nic, Inc.

Little people, or people with dwarfism, figure prominently in the award winning action novel St. Nic, Inc. for an important reason.

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Marriage Story wins with poignant realism and tight screenplay

Marriage Story is a poignant, grounded tale of a marriage in crisis and disintegration. Now…

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Thoughts on dealing with post-violence emotional trauma

A post written in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings triggered a…

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Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time offers up subtle satire of Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is less love letter and more industry satire

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Wild Rose‘s performances tell poignant story of hope and personal responsibility

A Scottish girl working on the economic margins of Glasgow, Scotland wants to be a…

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