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Archive for October, 2011

Fireflies in the Garden

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Someone whose name has been lost in time said, “Pain reminds us we’re alive — love reminds us why.” Based on this observation, it’s safe to say that the characters in debut Director Dennis Lee’s Fireflies in the Garden are very much alive. Fireflies in the Garden sets us down in a family reunion […]

Hell and Back Again

(Originally published on blogcritics.org) I put off viewing Hell and Back Again because I was expecting a heavy-handed anti-war diatribe. What I found, however, was a creative and intimate portrait of one of our nation’s warriors. The documentary takes us along with 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris on two journeys. The first journey places us with Harris’ Marine […]

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