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Wednesday, September 23 2009

The Handmaid’s Tale: Not So Sci-fi

The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.


Monday, October 13 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.


Wednesday, August 9 2006

Three Moons Over Milford

Yet another 'quirky small town' series, Three Moons over Milford offers conventional characters: newly divorced mother, troublesome but good-hearted kids, and attractive love interest.


Monday, November 29 2004

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.


Monday, October 6 2003

The Brotherhood of Poland, NH

Small towns of America have enough on their plate. Do they really need David Kelley piling on?


Thursday, August 14 2003

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

The soldiers rebel in trivial but telling ways, more often than not imitating the very systems they think they're bucking.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The House of Mirth (2000)

Lily's detractors can use her slightest slip-ups -- for instance, smoking a cigarette or gambling at cards -- as weapons against her -- in her set, women's smoking is considered improper and even a sign of promiscuity.


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