‘The Splendid and the Vile’ — Amazing stories of Churchill and company during the German blitz of London

Worth Reading | April 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore By coincidence I had started reading “The Splendid and the Vile” when our (mostly) national shutdown began. As I got into it, however, I was struck by the many parallels between Larson’s description of London life during the Blitz and what the world at large is experiencing now with the coronavirus. To […]

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Clooney soars in serio-comedy, ‘Up in the Air’

Flix | April 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Where the Oscar-nominated (and six times at that) “Up in the Air” is concerned, there’s nothing to be up in the air about: This 2009 Best Picture […]

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‘Dan in Real Life’ a touching, graceful romcom

Flix | March 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Prefer a comedy with less of an edge? “Dan in Real Life” (2007) is about as good as reel life gets. This richly warm and funny romantic comedy may have […]

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