Reviews List

ReviewsThe lists below create easier access to Reviews and a more compact overview of them than you would get by clicking on the “Reviews & Commentary” category.

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FILM, VIDEO, POETRY, ART:

  • Amadeus: The Irony of Director’s Cuts
  • The Darjeeling Limited: Do We Get India?
  • Django Unchained: Revenge Fantasies and Realities
  • A Few Good Men: Tom Cruise, Set-up Man
  • The Five-Year Engagement: Just Believe!
  • The Freshman: All in the Family?
  • The Godfather: Fate and Style
  • Michelle, Gaby, and Good Hair
  • I’m Your Man: Canonizing Leonard Cohen
  • It’s A Wonderful Life: Home Ownership in America
  • Lake Tahoe: The Style of Absence
  • Lincoln: Common Notions
  • The Minority Report: The Allure of Phillip K. Dick
  • The Minority Report: Spielberg’s Cartoon Style
  • Monsoon Wedding: Civilization and Its Discontents
  • on the edge:  How Hurt Grows into Homelessness
  • The Return: Silence from Kosovo
  • Rubber, The Movie
  • Sedona, the Movie: Auras! Vortexes! Oh, My!
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Homlessness and Fantasy in India and the U.S.
  • Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure
  • Think Like a Man
  • Voices: A Film from Bahrain ***

…and the following—not reviews, but real “movie moments” for me:

*** Learn about THE FALL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT FILM, where this film was shown in 2013.

MUSIC:

BOOKS:

  • Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness by Diane Nilan
  • The Death of Bernadette Left-Hand by Ron Querry
  • The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relationships Through Friendship by Deborah Plummer
  • Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago by Ann Durkin Keating
  • The Black Chicago Renaissance, edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey, Jr.
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