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Film Review: “McFarland, USA”

As February is traditionally one of the worst times of the year for movie releases, my expectations were rather low when I attended a screening of “McFarland, USA,” a biopic about a California cross country track coach starring Kevin Costner. … Continue reading

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Of Voice and Verse

Although the genesis and perhaps lion’s share of credit for the power in this inspiring scene from “Dead Poets Society” belongs with screenwriter Tom Schulman, it is the understated yet determined passion in Robin Williams’s delivery that carries the power … Continue reading

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Extremely Close and Incredibly Profound

I wrote the following review to offer my thoughts and observations on the film, but also to speak to the ignorance of many professional and armature¬†critics whose criticism of the lead character demonstrated a lack of understanding regarding children with … Continue reading

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