The Grey, starring Liam Neeson

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is such a travesty, I hardly know where to begin. This movie is so bad, it offends on so many levels, it’s so full of misinformation, I truly want my money back. In one of the first scenes, Neeson kills a wolf

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Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

The first line of Frazier’s new novel pulls you in:  “Luce’s new stranger children were small and beautiful and violent.”  You just can’t quit after a line like that; you have to go on.  Follow with “The children loved fire above all elements of creation,” and you have the beginnings of a tale of crime […]

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Stolen Life

A Stolen Life, by Jaycee Dugard

Phillip Garrido, the low-life who kidnapped eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard and held her prisoner for 18 years, was sentenced to 431 years in prison for his unspeakable crimes. Nancy, his wife, got 36 years. A Stolen Life, written by Jaycee Dugard, is the story of what happened

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The Way

The Way, starring Martin Sheen

A phone call, a flight to Paris, an unexpected journey: these are the basic elements of The Way, a movie written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen. The call is from a police officer in the village of St. Jean de Port, France

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Joyce McKinney

Tabloid: A Documentary

Kidnapping, rape, guns and handcuffs, The Joy of Sex, blue silk pajamas: the new Errol Morris documentary has it all. Based on the notorious Case of the Manacled Mormon, Tabloid is a delightful film. For fully half the movie you don’t know what to believe

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Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen


Badlands is a film unlike any I’ve ever seen. Written, produced, and directed by Terrence Malick, the movie stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Released in 1973, it’s a dramatization of the Starkweather – Fugate crime spree of 1958 in which the couple kills 11 people, beginning with Fugate’s parents

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