(The four films reviewed in the April 1997 issue are Secrets & Lies; Marvin’s Room; Sling Blade; and Rosewood.) “It isn’t good for the man to live alone,” the author of the second Genesis creation story has God declare. And so he relates the story of the creation of the woman, the two forming a …
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This harrowing true story based on a racist massacre of Blacks manages to inspire hope due to the efforts of a few courageous Blacks, and even some whites, to help victims.
In this true refugee story a son’s dream of becoming a doctor conflicts with his father’s need for him to join in his chocolate business because only the son can speak English.
I became interested in reading this book while reviewing the documentary film The Book Keepers. The book is a memoir of an unusual friendship between a white Southern woman, Carol Wall, and Giles Owita, a Kenyan holding several jobs, including gardener. Ms. Wall, a writer for 20 years for Southern Living magazine had struggled …
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The true story of how a profane boxer joined the Catholic Church because of a girl & after a crash was called to be a priest, persisting even when struck by a disease.
Based on his memoir, this is the story of how mobster Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran rose up in the Mafia, becoming a hitman & friend of Teamster Jimmy Hoffa, whom he allegedly killed.
It’s a terrific miniseries. Click the title to read my entire review.
When a quiz show producers tempt the son of a famous poet to cheat, he hesitates & then accepts, leading to a great scandal of the 50s.
A woman running a high stakes celebrity poker game runs afoul of Russian criminals & the FBI.
The exciting true story of the neglect of a deep sea oil rig by British Petroleum & the heroism of the crew in dealing with the resulting catastrophe is told.