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October 26, 2017
Review: “The Florida Project”
Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is a miracle. A look at poverty that neither preaches...
October 20, 2017
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September 22, 2017
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September 15, 2017
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September 08, 2017
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August 31, 2017
Christians: Read the Room
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August 27, 2017
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