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'Hillbilly Elegy': An incredibly haunting yet hopeful tale

After reading this J.D. Vance novel several years ago, two main thoughts came to mind: first, that the book was two to three times... — Updated 12/16/2020


'Crazy Heart:' Another far underappreciated classic

At a time when going to the movie theater to enjoy a great film is virtually impossible, it thus seems a fine opportunity to go bac... — Updated 8/20/2020


'Ford v Ferrari' gets the checkered flag

Special to Village News Based on the inspiring true story of car racer and infamous automobile designer Caroll Shelby, played by... — Updated 12/12/2019


"Best of Enemies:" best film of the year thus far

Based on a true story surrounding school desegregation in 1971 North Carolina, “Best of Enemies,” starring Taraji Henson and... — Updated 4/22/2019


'White Boy Rick' is a daunting human tale

Disappointment seems to be the prevailing outcome of most films I see these days, and in spite of what appeared like incredible... — Updated 10/8/2018


Disobedience: Simply Spectacular

After an unprecedented drought of quality dramas over the past six to 12 months, I was lucky enough to see “Disobedience” on... — Updated 8/28/2018


'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is sensational yet deeply spooky

With a storyline that would bring tears to most people’s eyes, combined with across the board hair- raising acting - including... — Updated 2/16/2018


'All the Money in the World' is a deeply moving gem

This inspiring and edgy recount of the infamous John Paul Getty, and his grandson, is spun masterfully – combining precious... — Updated 1/21/2018


'Ladybird' is another bungled potential masterpiece

“Ladybird” details the latter part of a girl’s high school years and all the awkward, complicated and emotional elements... — Updated 1/7/2018


'Wonder' delivers critical societal lessons

"Wonder", starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, and Julia Roberts tells one of the most important stories in our world today: one... — Updated 12/14/2017


'Fences': A heartfelt home run

Another film closing out 2016 was "Fences", an extremely creative, edgy and multi layered family drama – filled with a heavenly... — Updated 2/16/2017


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