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Daily Archives: October 8, 2014
Sometimes, the spark of a movie can come from a photograph. That’s the case with the new British comedy “Pride.” Screenwriter Stephen Beresford had already settled on telling the true story of gay activists reaching across a cultural divide to … Continue reading
We only hear about them if there’s video or audio — coaches, mostly — a Bobby Knight, grabbing and choking players, a Mike Rice, hurling basketballs and the foulest abuse at a recruit. We hear the rationalizations, shake our heads … Continue reading
Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst’s delightful “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day,” the sly subtext this picture-heavy book is how exhausting and sometimes misguided the optimism of the eternally optimistic can be. Parents who … Continue reading
So it wasn’t the rains that kept the Turks from getting their cannons to Vienna, seizing the city and ending Western Civilization in the late 15th/early 16th centuries. It was Prince Vlad, hero of the Transylvanians, a misunderstood warrior with … Continue reading
Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in “St. Vincent,” playing a cranky and embittered old drunk who becomes a father figure to the little kid who moves in next door. It takes every ounce of his disaffected … Continue reading