Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

Books the the Big Screen — So, what’s next?

  Killing time before a recent screening, I ducked into a Big Box Book Store and found myself stopping short at the vast collection of fiction and graphic novels bundled near the entrance. With every given week carrying news of … Continue reading

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John LeCarre’ finds his funnybone with a memoir — “The Pigeon Tunnel”

I’ve worn out this line, using in virtually every review of a film or TV series based on his work, but it’s worth trotting out one last time. In spy fiction, there is a master, John LeCarre, and then there’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: There’s no cachet to being “Morris from America”

Morris Gentry is 13, can’t dance or play basketball and is just too young to make being the only black American kid in Heidelberg, Germany, work for him. “Morris from America” is a puzzle to his classmates, whose language he … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Indifferent reviews for “Storks,” “Magnificent Seven”

Denzel Washington is still box office in the right vehicle, and that’s what the remake of “The Magnificent Seven” has going for it — Denzel, in a “cool role” as a man of violence. Nobody else in the cast is … Continue reading

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