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Road to Avonlea Review: But When She Was Bad...

Episode Summary: Hetty and Sara can’t seem to land on common ground. While Sara believes Hetty is too controlling, Hetty thinks Sara is acting disrespectful. Things get really bad when Hetty tells Sara that her deceased mother would be ashamed of her. 415 more words


Polite Poverty: How I Accidentally Wrote 'Little Women' Fan-Fiction

Part two of three parts on Louisa May Alcott and the story of Little Women. You can read part one of the Polite Poverty series… 1,216 more words


Polite Poverty: How Louisa May Alcott Accidentally Wrote 'Little Women'

There have been three film adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s popular children’s book Little Women to date, with a new one on the horizon, to be scripted (and hopefully directed) by Canadian auteur, Sarah Polley. 769 more words


Road to Avonlea Review: A Mother's Love

“Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats and we’ll be underway. Ladies and gentlemen, mothers and daughters…It gives me great pleasure as representative of Mother’s Own Magazine… 2,083 more words



I’m a huge admirer of the filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, and his wildly underrated effort from 2000, The Claim, is a hugely impressive piece of work that’s begging for reconsideration and an upgrade to the Blu-ray format Alwin Kuchler’s muscular and expansive 2.35:1 widescreen cinematography painted a forbidding canvass of mountain life circa 1867, with the intelligent and morally ambiguous screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce (loosely based on the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy) borrowing shades from Altman’s masterpiece McCabe and Mrs. 302 more words

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31 Screams in October, Vol. 2, #11: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer

Few horror remakes have stirred up as much controversy among purists as 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead.” George Romero’s original 1978 film featured his commentary on consumerism and involved the story of four survivors of a zombie epidemic who sought refuge in a shopping mall. 1,274 more words

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Road to Avonlea Review: Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love

“She was awful sick; and she told me she was glad to die and that I should be good. But it’s so hard to be good all the time. 510 more words