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Oliver Stone’s Snowden – There Are Many Ways to Serve Your Country

Traitor or Whistleblower? This question might cross the mind settling in for a screening of Oliver’s Stone’s first feature film in four years; Snowden. We are steered to a specific message, nothing unusual for Mr. Stone. He provides his usual dose of investigative dramatic filmmaking; a style he owns. In short order we become less obsessed […]

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The Walk

Robert Zemeckis has given us The Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away and Flight. These are formidable works that strike a cultural nerve and straddle past, present and future. Indeed, Mr. Zemeckis has a way of transporting us across the space-time continuum with flair and style. He weaves humanism into his stories of adventure, […]

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September 11, 2015

Today, September 11th, we will relive that nightmarish day of 2001. We will relive it no matter how hard we try to suppress it. We will read the stories and blogs. Call family and friends. See the photos, yet again. And replay that footage over and over. What I will remember most about that day and […]

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Zero Dark Thirty – Film Review

2012 will be remembered as the year the movies took back their time slot. The year the industry remembered they have a super power; making big, ambitious, thought-provoking pictures and damn the running time or who might be protesting. Six major feature films released in the fall/winter season topped the two hour twenty minute mark. […]

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The 9/11 Memorial

Earlier this year I visited the 9/11 Memorial with my wife and 7 year old son who is now 8. It was hard for me as I had lost a friend that day. David Aoyama was on the Flight 11 jet that crashed into the north tower. We were close enough for me to know […]

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Another 9/11 Anniversary

It has been an astonishing eight years since that fateful morning. We watched the towers fall. It was less than two hours from impact to compression. I remember it as if was yesterday, maybe even today. I will be taking a moment to honor those who lost their lives or were permanently injured, and keep the […]

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