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THE TILLMAN STORY

Soon after the events of 9/11, newly-wed Pat Tillman and his brother Kevin signed up to fight for his country  like so many other Americans at the time. Pat however was no ordinary recruit, but a major NFL football player who had turned down a multi-million contract so he could enlist and the  Bush Administration made … Continue reading

Time For Ilhan

  Norah Shapiro’s exhilarating documentary about the remarkable Somali/American woman who single-handedly is changing the face of politics in Minnesota for good, is one of those uplifting stories that restores one’s faith in humanity.  Not an easy thing to do in this present debased and dangerous political climate. 37 year old Ilhan Omar immigrated to … Continue reading

THE TIME THAT REMAINS

The movie starts with the invasion of Palestine by the Israeli Army in 1948 and what follows is a very highly personalized account by an Arab Israeli of how life has continued there since then.  Most of the story is about filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s parents, and tell how his father’s resistance to the occupying forces … Continue reading

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

We Brits don’t usually like our treasured classics tempered with especially by foreigners (God forbid!) so I approached this new re-make of John Le Carrie’s consummate thriller ‘Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy’ with caution.  This old-school spy story set in the scary Cold War period in the 1960’s which has more than a hint of truth … Continue reading

TINY FURNITURE

This is unquestionable the most self-indulgent semi-autobiographical quirky comedy I have seen for years.  And I liked it. I think. Aura has just graduated college in Ohio with a fairly useless degree and now that her boyfriend has dumped she goes back home to live with her successful artist mother and precocious younger sister in … Continue reading

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