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Guest Post: Film Review - Jackie (2016)

Today I treat my readers to a gem of a film review from one of my favorite bloggers. I happily stumbled onto Cinemusefilms about a year ago and have found the reviews well-written, accessible, and honest. 451 more words

Reviews

Jackie (2017) - Review

Director: Pablo Larraín
Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant

The Overview
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. 530 more words

The Good

The Forging of Legacy

SPOILER WARNING: Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016)

Regardless of what is said and done, history will be written. Jackie Kennedy faces this harsh truth in Jackie… 1,274 more words

Film

Transition

“What we witness here today is not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom.”

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

When I was younger I could recite John F. 374 more words

Some like it Hot.

On this Presidential inauguration day I am reminded for some reason of Marilyn Monroe, who had a relationship with a previous president.  She famously sang “Happy birthday Mr. 168 more words

Politics

Activism: Take Control of Our DNC, Take Control of Our Country, Take Control of Your Life

I saw this article in The Guardian the yesterday…

Without a path from protest to power, the Women’s March will end up like Occupy

Shortly after Donald Trump’s shock election victory, I received an urgent call from one of the co-creators of the Women’s March on Washington.

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Snark

11.22.63: Mini Series (2016)

*CONTAINS SPOILERS*

What I liked:

  • The opening credits. Heck yeah, it summed the book up perfectly, all the smaller things that the show might have missed.
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