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Blu-ray Review: Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice

In a professional career that began in the mid-sixties and ended with a final concert in 2009, Linda Ronstadt transcended genre, singing rock, country, light opera and Latin. It’s surprising to learn that Ronstadt is terribly insecure about her talents. Though she hasn’t performed in more than a decade due to Parkinson’s disease, Linda Ronstadt …

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Blu-ray Review Veronica Mars – The Complete First Season (2019)

Kristen Bell’s Veronica Mars returned this past July, this time on Hulu in an eight-episode series revival. This is actually the series fourth season (with a feature film in 2014 serving as a bridge between them all) and sadly, it’s weakest by far. Veronica finds herself squaring off against a bomber terrorizing spring breakers in …

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Blu-ray Review Downton Abbey – The Motion Picture

A critical and ratings success during its six-season run, period drama Downtown Abbey captivated viewers, boosted public television ratings and garnered critical acclaim. After four years away, fans can catch up with the Crawley family and their servants in Downtown Abby: The Motion Picture.  As the film opens, the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) receives …

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Blu-ray Review: Snow Falling On Cedars (Collector’s Edition)

Set in the Pacific Northwest in the years following World War II, Snow Falling on Cedars is an adaptation of David Guterson’s best-selling novel. When local fishermen Carl Heine Jr.’s (Eric Thal) body is pulled from the water, his estranged childhood friend, Japanese American Kabuo Miyamoto (Rick Yune) is charged with his murder. The Sheriff …

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Now, Voyager

Blu-ray Review: Now, Voyager (Criterion Collection)

When we first meet her, Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is a shy spinster, living in her family’s stately Boston mansion under the tyrannical thumb of her elderly mother (Gladys Cooper). Charlotte was a late child whom her mother admits was the unwanted child; the ugly duckling who exists only to serve her mother’s every whim. …

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Winter Kills

Blu-ray Review: Winter Kills

Winter Kills William Richert’s adaptation of Richard Condon’s novel “Winter Kills”–a thinly veiled look at the John F. Kennedy assassination–grounded in dark political satire was plagued with production issues including a mafia hit on one producer, a forty-year prison sentence handed down to another, production was halted several times. When the film was finally released, …

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