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Study in Sorrow
Darrel Manson
This is the kind of film many viewers of art house films will revel in, for its keen sense of reality and pathos. It is also the kind of film that others might use as an example of all they hate about art house films—protesting that they don't want to pay and spend their time in such a dark and dismal world—there is enough depression in life anyway.




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Wanting It to Be Real
Darrel Manson
I really respected her because she was so compelled and passionate about serving her country, but yet she's devoted to her family. [. ...] Stories about female vets are virtually non-existent. So it was really important for me personally to understand this side.




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From A Wedding To The Rapture
Jacob Sahms, Editor
We've seen the opening vignettes of The Remaining before: friends interacting, wedding preparations, and the handcam videos shot before, during, and after the wedding. What we haven't seen is the immediate fallout of The Rapture on the heels of two young people saying "til death do us part," which complicates all of those "happily ever after" moments.




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The Appeal of Suicide
Darrel Manson
All of this is prelude to the last fifteen minutes of the film which are the most engaging. Here Baumane bravely tells of her ongoing struggle with suicidal thoughts. In this there is no call for pity, but for understanding—perhaps even her own understanding by being able to put it in words and pictures.




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Dream A Little Dream
Mike Furches
It could have been overly preachy but it isn't. It is, instead, a movie that people of faith will enjoy alongside friends who aren't religious. The Identical is a surprisingly good film that will entertain those who love a good story, a strong affirmation of family, life lessons and faith along with a ton of good toe-tapping music.




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Witness
HJ Staff
Of course, when two worlds collide, both will be affected. But this is a film about bearing witness. Every time Book tries to tell the Amish he meets about the truth he knows, they counter by witnessing to a deeper truth—a truth that will, in the end, save him.




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Our Mother Did What?
Darrel Manson
Grief is in many ways a universal. We all go through those times and understand their blend of awkwardness, anger, joys, and sorrows. It is often a time for reconciliation and bonding. A Picture of You reflects the varying moods of grief and interjects a dose of humor.




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Letting Go
Mike Furches
If I Stay may not provide all the answers, but it does leave many answers up to the viewer. And it provides us with something we rarely see in film: a strong loving family.




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Seeing Things for the First Ti...
J. Alan Sharrer
I read The Giver for the first time while in high school and was immediately entranced by the ideas and depth of the subject matter. The nice thing about the movie version is that the themes and ideas are still there. In many ways, this is a thinking person's film, wrapped up in YA dystopian trimmings.




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Cancer Drug Cover-Up?
Darrel Manson
Back in the 1970s, laetrile was big news. Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering is the account of what may have been a cover-up of research that supported the use (or at least further examination) of laetrile to fight cancer.




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Is It Art?
Darrel Manson
One of the interesting coincidences of the journey was an unplanned stop along the route for technical issues. The rock ended up parked in front of a small church named Rock of Salvation Church. At that stop, the rock became a reminder of just how solid God's grace is for those who believe.




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Teaser Trailer Finally Here
Mark Sommer
At long last, the Teaser Trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies is out, and we have it here. There is a bit of a teaser within the teaser for those who know the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy well. Jackson has chosen to use Billy Boyd's "All Shall Fade" from The Return of the King. Will Pete find a way to bring Pippin into the movie? Click through to view.




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