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Film & Television

Movie Review: ‘Brooklyn,’ One Girl’s Journey Home

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

It’s this fact that makes 'Brooklyn' so relevant. As our country debates whether to allow refugees in, we need to reflect upon our own histories and recognize so many common dreams and goals. . . If America is home, it’s because the country welcomed one of our ancestors and gave them a chance to build a new life. We have an opportunity — and I would argue an obligation — to pay it forward.

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Film & Television

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’: Well Done, Sisters

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Women’s rights are a complicated subject. They were in 1913; they are today. And, 'Suffragette' is a complicated, richly detailed period piece, but the struggle it dramatizes — and the very real danger its characters face — is always present. There isn’t much time for tea and crumpets when you have mailboxes (not to mention politicians’ country houses) to blow up.

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Film & Television

The Netflix Five: Classic Halloween Horror

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Halloween is right around the corner and a big part of the fun (besides ingesting one’s body weight in candy corn) is getting a good scare. And, with so many horror titles available on Netflix these days, you can indulge in a spooky evening from the comfort of your couch.

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Film & Television

Family Story ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ Melts the Heart

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Growing up and growing strong with a bipolar dad may have seemed like an impossible mission. But, clearly, writer/director Maya Forbes’ film 'Infinitely Polar Bear' shows she has moved forward. Her tribute to her father and their troubled times together is worth seeking out. It’s not always easy to watch but, all-in-all, it’s a good story.

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Arts & Culture · Theater

The New Musical ‘Waitress’— A Bittersweet Slice of Heaven

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

"Waitress" was (and is) a wonderful little movie. “Little” in the sense of quiet and intimate, no huge stars, no special effects. It is bittersweet (especially when you think about Shelly’s untimely death), yet it remains a celebration of motherhood and sisterhood, of staying true to yourself or finding yourself again if you’ve lost your way.

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