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Friday, March 6, 2020 | by: Mat DeKinder

There’s always a danger when adapting a Jane Austen novel into film of falling too much in love with the words. These sagas of love and heartbreak feature strong, intelligent, aristocratic women negotiating manners and misunderstandings with nothing at their disposal but a whole lot of dialog... [More]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | by: Mat DeKinder

"The Band’s Visit” is a warm and touching little musical that feels a bit small against its lofty accolades. The musical romped through the 2018 Tony Awards, winning in 10 categories, including Best Musical. It is enjoyable to be sure, but because of its light touch, it is also mostly f... [More]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | by: Mat DeKinder

The classic novel “The Call of the Wild” has been adapted into film several times in the past century. Jack London’s rousing adventure tale of Buck the sled dog and his trials and tribulations in the Gold Rush-era Yukon seems ready-made for the movies. But, what makes London&rsq... [More]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Artists have mused about love and longing for as long as there have been hearts to be broken, which means that it’s tough to find something new to say on the subject.   Of course that doesn’t mean that people are going to stop trying. Stephen Keep Mills, the writer, directo... [More]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | by: Mat DeKinder

Pixar has been setting the bar for animated family films for the better part of three decades now and what’s most impressive is how, year after year, they continue to meet their own lofty expectations.   They stuck the landing again with “Onward,” a story set in a fantasy w... [More]