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An Offbeat Kind of Coming-of-Age Story: About "The Good Dinosaur"

Over the course of the past year, I’ve made the effort to expand my dialogue about storytelling by going beyond the boundaries of books and out into the mediums of TV and movies. 854 more words

Film & Television

The Crow's Tale & The Wild Swans

The Crow’s Tale
Naomi Howarth
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Right from the dazzlingly beautiful cover, this book is sheer magic. Told through a lyrical rhyming text and gorgeous, iridescent lithographic/watercolour illustrations, every turn of the page brings new delight – visual and verbal as we are treated to this tale inspired by a Lenni Lenape Native American legend. 606 more words

Picture Books

REVIEW: Druid Peak

Here at Sprites News and Reviews as well as at The Film Sprites we have the privilege of embracing our love of film every single day through our work. 695 more words

Independent Film

Review: Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

I liked this book a lot. Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum has absolutely amazing prose and it’s hauntingly vivid. This book tells the story of a girl named Madeleine whom falls into a deep sleep following her mother dunking her hands into lye when she is discovered committing sexual acts with them. 150 more words

Female Writers

The Happy Years; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally released 7 Jul 1950
Written by Harry Ruskin
Directed by William Wellman

Starring Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, and Leo G. Carroll

My rating: ★★★1/2 stars… 755 more words


JAMES WHITE (2015): New Trailer With Christopher Abbot & Cynthia Nixon

James White is a promising new movie starring Christopher Abbot, Cynthia Nixon, Ron Livingston and Scott Mescudi. The protagonist is a young man struggling with self destructive behaviour… 53 more words


Thoughtful Thursday...

This post is just me thinking out loud…

Am I nuts for wanting to revisit a story, a group of characters, a novella I actually wrote in its entirety back in 2005??? 151 more words

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