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Every Brilliant Thing

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Every Christmas Frank Capra’s 1946 classic movie It’s A Wonderful Life is dragged out for another airing on TV.  Lest you have never seen it (!) its the  story of  George Bailey who is so depressed by the fact that everything is going wrong that he seriously contemplates taking his own life only to be … Continue reading



My Leftover Ladies

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In China the word ‘Sheng nu’ means ‘leftover women’ and is a derogatory term made popular by the All-China Women’s Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried after they are 28 years old.  It’s part of the pressure that their society place on women to conform and accept that marriage is the only goal they … Continue reading



THE JEWISH CARDINAL aka Le métis de Dieu

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The film opens in 1969 and we see a young priest precariously careering through heavy traffic   the streets of Paris as he is late for a meeting with his Bishop. Instead of receiving news about his expected move to Jerusalem he is told instead that the Pope has appointed him Bishop of Orleans. Totally … Continue reading



Inventing David Geffen

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Susan Lacy the director/producer of the multi Emmy Winning TV series ‘American Masters’ scored well when she convinced the publicity shy Hollywood business magnet and billionaire philanthropist David Geffen to agree to be the subject of her documentary. Lacy known for not shying away from controversy does an excellent job tracing this fascinating man’s rise … Continue reading




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