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Dan Jardine
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Frank (USA, 2014, Lenny Abrahamson) Ben Livant: To be
frank, I do not think much of Frank.  Honestly, do we really require a
whole movie starring the advertising mascot for the Jack In The Box burger
chain?  But seriously, are we supposed to take Frank seri...
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Get on Up (USA, 2014, Tate Taylor) Ben  Livant: Having gotten it up to review The Theory of Everything, I am now getting it up to review Get On Up.  My treatment of TTOE was quite mean-spirited.  I neglected to mention that Eddie Redmayne's performance as S...
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The Firemen's Ball (Czechoslovakia, 1967, Milos Forman) Ben Livant: Sometimes teachers
for whom I substitute provide me with passwords so I can access their
files.  I am presently covering for a
teacher whose political point of view I have always respected....
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Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge (2013, UK, Declan Lowney) I dunno.  I laughed a few times.  What more should be expected? It's like so many of these movies that are feature-length treatments of what originated as a television sketch or a radio skit or a stand-up bit or what...
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Nightcrawler (USA, 2014, Dan Gilroy) Dan Jardine: If you want a telling and prophetic portrait of a 21 st century successful businessman, you could do far worse than study the story of Nightcrawler’ s Louis Bloom. Lou (Jake Gyllenhaal) is one creepy cat. Wi...
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The Killing Fields
The Killing Fields ( USA, 1984, Roland Joffe) Killing Fields is a brutally honest exploration of loyalty and fidelity
during the Khmer Rouge's horrific Cambodian holocaust in the mid-1970s.  Based
on the true story of Dith Pran (played by non-actor Haing S....
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The Theory of Everything (UK, 2014, James Marsh) Ben Livant: I am not a huge fan of bio-pics, preferring instead a documentary.  I am particularly suspicious of bio-pics about people who are still alive... on whose memoir the movie is based... whom the make...
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Olive Kitteridge (USA, 2014, Lisa Cholodenko) Ben Livant: After I watched the first part of this four-part program, I was impressed by how unsympathetic I found the title character.  I had to wonder if the protagonist was going to be some sort of anti-hero;...
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Wild (USA, 2014, Jean-Marc Vallée    ) Ben Livant: For a story
supposedly about being out in the world, the wild world at that, Wild pays very little attention to the great outdoors.  The natural environment is merely
instrumental to the personal journey ta...
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Ida (2014, UK-Poland, Pawil Pawlikowski) Ben Livant: More often than not when a thing is described as icy, the description is meant to show how cold the thing is.  But as will be recalled during the Spring thaw, ice is not only cold.  It is also dry.   Ida ...
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Force of Evil
Force of Evil (USA, 1948,  Abraham Polonsky) Force of Evil helped define many of the elements of the post-war film
noir .  The film has developed a strong cult following as much for its
influential stylistic touches (such as using shades of black, white, an...
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    Political Science/English, 1976 - 1980
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    Teaching, 1987 - 1987
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As Andrea's partner, I have watched hundreds of clients come and go over the years, and they tend to share two things in common. One, they arrive in discomfort and/or pain. Two, they leave in a state of bliss and gratitude. Andrea has been in practice for fifteen years, and in that time has made the world a much better place through her skillful and loving touch.
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