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Hunger for Connection

December 3, 2008

Excellent movies with heart, depth and emotional sensitivity are rare. House of D, filmed in 2004, succeeded brilliantly in all of these areas. The movie is a coming of age story about a 13-year-old young man who cries out for stable, emotional connection with others and who is tossed about by life into having to […]

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Shark’s Tale: Great Family Fun

November 18, 2008

A movie recommendation for those individuals and families who enjoy animation, Shark's Tale is great family fun. The music is happy with a cool beat. The colors vivid and inviting. The script interesting for young and old alike. The story sweet with the age-old reminder of the hurt and separation caused by not allowing your […]

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The Price of Too Much Authority

November 12, 2008

“Downfall” is an intense, historically-authentic film about Hitler’s last days in his Berlin bunker. It’s based on the documentary Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary, in which the German dictator’s stenographer, Traudl Junge, tells her story of these emotionally intense days. What most touched me about the film is the price paid in human clarity, compassion, and […]

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Failure to Launch

October 12, 2008

The movie Failure to Launch is very funny and entertaining. Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker star in a story about a thirty-something man who lives at home with his parents. Sarah is hired by his parents to get him to move out of the family home. This movie addresses an increasingly prevalent phenomenon of […]

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Albert Cullum-A Great Educator

October 6, 2008

I recently discovered the work of educator Albert Cullum when I watched the documentary A Touch of Greatness made about his work.  He was an elementary school teacher and college professor and a brilliant, insightful, courageous, innovative educator. When he became a teacher in the 1940s, Albert Cullum realized something was lacking in his classes […]

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Delightful Movie!

October 24, 2007

I just finished watching "Stranger Than Fiction", about a man who discovers he is dying and decides to get a life he loves by living fully who he is. The hero Harold Crick is in the same position we are all in…we will eventually die. We just don’t know when. The timeless question arises, "If […]

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