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The crew of "Fury"

Fury (dir. David Ayer, USA/UK, 2014)

Writer/director David Ayer’s tight narrative, psychological nuance, and near-tactile evocation of war’s squalor sets a high standard for the WW2 films yet to come before year’s end. [Read more...]

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Black-Ish Recap: Crazy Mom vs Harriet Tubman (Episode 4)

Something has gone horribly, horribly wrong when a black man fights Harriet Tubman. [Read more...]

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Black-ish Recap: ‘The Nod’

In the third episode of Black-ish, Andre looks for black friends for his son. It doesn’t end well. [Read more...]

Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) exploring South Central L.A.

Kill the Messenger (dir. Michael Cuesta, USA, 2014)

Jeremy Renner excels in this worthwhile if flawed account of journalist Gary Webb’s efforts to expose CIA misdeeds in Central America and the War on Drugs. Which matters more: ideology or people? [Read more...]

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Review: Nothing is Missing in ‘Gone Girl’

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The crew of "Fury"

Fury (dir. David Ayer, USA/UK, 2014)

Writer/director David Ayer’s tight narrative, psychological nuance, and near-tactile evocation of war’s squalor sets a high standard for the WW2 films yet to come before year’s end. [Read more...]

Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) exploring South Central L.A.

Kill the Messenger (dir. Michael Cuesta, USA, 2014)

Jeremy Renner excels in this worthwhile if flawed account of journalist Gary Webb’s efforts to expose CIA misdeeds in Central America and the War on Drugs. Which matters more: ideology or people? [Read more...]

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Review: Nothing is Missing in ‘Gone Girl’

Finally! A flick that lives up to the hype. [Read more...]

Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, in "Love Is Strange"

Love Is Strange (dir. Ira Sachs, USA/France, 2014)

Inspired by the style and stories of master director Yasujiro Ozu, Ira Sachs crafts an excellent drama, making universal the particulars of one family’s challenges and changes. [Read more...]

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Book Discussion: ‘How the West Really Lost God’ by Mary Eberstadt

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The Caged Bird is Free: Remembering the Life and Words of Maya Angelou

A Tribute to the Life and Words of Maya Angelou [Read more...]

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The Horrible, Awful Story of How My Children Caged Me – Nic Cage, That Is

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How I Make Artisan Sourdough Bread Rounds Using the Bread Machine (With Photos)

A step by step guide to making super yummy, super delicious artisan sourdough bread. [Read more...]


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