When Toni switches from boxing to a girls’ dance drill team at a community center, each of the older girls mysteriously comes down with the “fits.” In her desire to fit in, what of Toni?
In this issue: Genius, The BFG, Warcraft, Maggie’s Plan, Free State of Jones, Finding Dory, The Fits, Me Before You, Tarzan, Popstar, and more.
Sorry, May was such a busy month that I completely forgot about Film Capsules! Some further down the list have left the art house theaters they were released in, but should soon be available on disk or streaming video. The titles are embedded with hyperlinks that will take you to the full review at visualparables.org. …
Based on a Viking saga about a boy who witnesses the murder of his father & seduction of his mother and grows into a warrior able to battle against the murderer.
Through the stories of 4 modern Tanzanian women the unequal struggle of women against patriarchy is explored.
4 Algerians in WW 2 discover how prejudiced the French army is as they fight Germans from Italy to southern France.
A documentary film about Rabbi Abraham Heschel, a scholar who influenced Dr. MLK & the Civil Rights Movement & was an important adviser at Vatican II.
This TV film focuses on the heroic 2 years that Black Abolitionist Charlotte Forten spent teaching ex-slaves at Port Royal during the Civil War.
Book Review Pub. 2020 by University of Illinois Press, 286+ pages. B&W illus. Lydia R. Hamessley’s Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton is just what its title indicates, a thorough study of many of the singer’s 3000 songs. Those wanting a full biography of their idol can look elsewhere—and yet because of the personal …
The son of a judge wants to make money by conning investors in a” boiler room” but comes to an awareness of his wayward ways.