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STRONGER (2017) - Gripping Tale Is Incredibly Fresh and Honest

I often have pre-conceived notions about movies.  So, when I hear that a film tells an inspiring story about a real life hero, I have an idea as to what that movie is going to be like. 1,322 more words

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Synopsis: A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband’s new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. 1,070 more words


Stronger Review

2017 has seen plenty of cinematic zeitgeists, with three films about Dunkirk, two about Winston Churchill, two revivals of Ridley Scott-created universes, and many more, but none so strangely immediate and raw as the focus on the 2013 Boston Bombings. 767 more words

Advice from an Acting Teacher

I watch a lot of interviews because I believe they give a behind the scenes look at people’s lives and circumstances.  It’s similar to what Andy Andrews shares about autobiographies, no one ever wrote an autobiography who didn’t succeed.  400 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

CIFF 17 Review: Stronger

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. 207 more words


'Stronger' Movie Review

The storyline is difficult because it’s based on a true story from just a few years ago. This movie depicts a survivor’s story of the Boston Marathon bombing. 74 more words

Drama Movie

Les Sorties Ciné de la Semaine

Stronger, David Gordon Green
Porté par un Jake Gyllenhaal tout en nuances dans le rôle d’une victime des attentats du marathon de Boston, Stronger s’en sort bien en évitant les pièges auxquels quiconque se lance dans l’adaptation d’un événement d’actualité fait face. 532 more words