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This Old Dog

Twelve years ago, on a June gloomy day, my husband and I took a trip up north to look at…

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The One and Only Melvin | Tributes

SCOUT TAFOYA The modern film landscape has become so anemic and such an echo chamber that the idea of true…

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NYFF 2021: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Festival Highlights | Features

For both the press and the public, this means proof of vaccination and mask wearing, but with the public returning…

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Abe Lincoln No Malice Awards Celebrate Young Filmmakers At Shakespeare Theater | Festivals & Awards

L-R Zaknafein Luken, Michael Proctor, Anna Lee Ackerman. Photo credit: Chuck Osgood. When asked what motivated him to make “A Call…

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Midnight Mass movie review & film summary (2021)

If you’re wondering how the 29-year-old Essoe plays the mother of Annabeth Gish, you should be warned about some truly…

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Dear Evan Hansen movie review (2021)

Evan (Ben Platt) wears a cast to protect the left arm he broke due to falling from a tree. He…

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Surge movie review & film summary (2021)

Thin and squirrelly, with eyes ablaze, Whishaw lacks Pattinson’s force of charisma, but that accentuates the ways in which “Surge,”…

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Chicago LIVE Again! Festival To Take Place September 24th & 25th at Navy Pier | Chaz’s Journal

Performances will run continuously on two main stages, the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park and the East End Stage,…

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Ahead of His Time: Melvin Van Peebles (1932-2021) | Tributes

Van Peebles was one of those figures in cinematic history who serves as a demarcation: Movies were one way before…

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Intrusion movie review & film summary (2021)

This scene happens about 20 minutes into “Intrusion,” which is beyond the cut-off point that Netflix requires for a viewing to…

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