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LIVE FROM SUNDANCE: “Grace is Gone” but not Forgotten

posted by mkress

The only double award winner for drama at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was James C. Strouse’s powerful debut film, “Grace is Gone.” John Cusack gives a remarkably restrained performance as Stanley Philips, a father of two girls, confronted by […]

Supreme, But Human, Beings

posted by Paul O'Donnell

In business these days, children are a fact of life. Working from home to stay with a sick child is an allowable indulgence. If anyone remarks on a small voice in the office or in the background on a conference […]

LIVE FROM SUNDANCE: Competing Monasteries

posted by mkress

Who would guess that the Sundance Film Festival would offer not one, but two compelling stories of life inside Russian Orthodox monasteries? “The Island” is a dark, foreboding, but ultimately transcendent film set on an icy Russian setting. “The Monastery: […]

The Muslims of “24″

posted by dali

It couldn’t have gotten any worse on “24″ when the first of five nuclear bombs was detonated, presumably by Muslim terrorists. And so the eagerly anticipated season began, with Muslim extremists as the villain this time around. There’s been a […]

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Planes: Fires & Rescue - Exclusive Trailer
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posted 8:30:42am Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Polygamist Wife Escapes Terror of Cult Leader in Memoir, 'The Witness Wore Red'
The Witness Wore Red is a riveting, harrowing tale of Rebecca Musser, who fled a polygamist cult and their leader, Warren Jeffs. Raised in the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a sect of the Mormon Church, Musser shares the sexual and emotional abuse she suffered since childh

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