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January 2010 Archives

Enigmatic, Cinematic: The 50 Most Important Religion Films Ever

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Am I alone in feeling a little empty after reading all the obligatory year-end and decade-end “best of” lists in the past couple of weeks? Accompanying the articles declaring the “Aughts” to be “a lost decade” and bidding the recession-fallout […]

‘Leap Year': Bad, Bad, Bad Romance

posted by Donna Freitas

It’s okay to borrow a title from Lady Gaga once in a while, right? Because in this case, ‘Leap Year,’ the new Amy Adams/Matthew Goode “romantic” “comedy” (notice how both those words are in quotation marks) can only be rightly […]

‘Adam': My DVD Pick of the Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Movie Mom was the first critic to make me aware of the sleeper romantic drama “Adam” which played in very limited release last summer. The understated tone of this movie probably had a lot to do with why it didn’t […]

Katherine Paterson Takes Office as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

posted by Donna Freitas

Katherine Paterson is one of my all-time favorite children’s writers. Author of the beloved “Bridge to Terabithia,” which won the Newbery Medal for Young People’s Literature, and so many other childhood favorites, like “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” Paterson took office […]


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