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Rough Sailing

by Ann Morrow April 3, 2014

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  The Old Testament contains strange creatures and semi-celestial beings along with its primordial stories. Some of those creatures, called the Watchers, are co-stars in Noah, Darren Aronofsky’s often wondrous, sometimes difficult imagining of the Great ...

Snow Job

by Ann Morrow February 19, 2014

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  In the war between good and evil, everyone has a miracle they can use. In 1916, a Russian couple being turned away at Ellis Island apparently don’t know anyone with an extra miracle or two, ...

Fragments of Intrigue

by Laura Leon January 23, 2013

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  With knowing, if at times pandering, nods to film noirs like The Big Sleep, Broken City offers up much in terms of atmosphere and characters, if not gripping narrative. Mark Wahlberg plays Billy Taggart, a ...

Epic

by Ann Morrow January 10, 2013

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  It’s not the complete Broadway musical nor is it meant to be, though it has most of the songs (slightly shortened) and comes admirably close to capturing its heartbreaking grandeur. What director Tom Hooper accomplishes ...