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Into the Woods: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This is a show, and a movie, about what we want. Do you really know what you’re wishing for? If and when you get it, will it pan out? Or will you discover that what you … Continue reading

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The Hobbit 3: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough I’m a real fan of snappy, tight work. So I was annoyed by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. This thing is at least an hour too long. All the pernicious influences of modern … Continue reading

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Reading Jennifer Marie Brissett’s Elysium

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Jennifer Marie Brissett’s novel Elysium moved me so much that I began making a list of people to give it to. This is a perfect book for my friends who only read “literary” fiction, I thought. It’s beautifully written and … Continue reading

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Exodus: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  Your true Biblical movie epic is rather rare on the movie screen these days. When they do appear they are tarted up with lots of additional violence, but no sex, so as to ensure painless Bible … Continue reading

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The Great Divorce: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  In December we went downtown to see a stage version of The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis. It was produced by the Fellowship for Performing Arts, which is best known for its hit production of The … Continue reading

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Winter Reading, part 3

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The Spiral Path: A Tale of Ritual Magic, by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel (Book View Café, 2015). In this third book of “Night Calls,” the adventures of Alfreda Sorensson, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel has brought originality and insightfulness to the series. Set … Continue reading

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Winter Reading, Part 2

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As the end of the year approaches, my stack of to-be-reviewed books grows ever taller. I realized to my horror that I am rapidly approaching the point of not being able to remember what I liked or disliked about each … Continue reading

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Interstellar: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Recent events have shown that probably there will not be commercial space flight for a while. I accept that I will probably never make it into space; even if it becomes available in my lifetime I … Continue reading

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Winter Reading, part 1

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As the end of the year approaches, my stack of to-be-reviewed books grows ever taller. I realized to my horror that I am rapidly approaching the point of not being able to remember what I liked or disliked about each … Continue reading

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Birdman: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  I can resist super-hero movies — even Batman and the X-Men often leave me cold, and let us not speak of the horror that was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! But I can never resist a movie … Continue reading

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