Joan Pedzich | In Memoriam

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Going through this morning’s email I was dumbstruck by a notice that my longtime reviewer Joan Pedzich had died suddenly on Saturday, June 25. The email was from Joan’s husband, Bob. I was already reeling, but realizing that he thought to notify me the very next day pretty much did me in. Joan and I […]

Audiobooks from Baldacci, Beverly, Hardt, Nelson, and Ohlsson | Xpress Reviews

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Baldacci is recommended for audio thriller collections; Beverly’s debut is for listeners interested in stark urban novels; Nelson’s theory blurs, eradicates, even breaks the margins of binary thinking; Ohlsson’s experience with the Swedish Security Service adds credibility to an airplane hijacking plot

Murder Times Two, Malick’s “New World,” Resnais’s “Night and Fog,” & More | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, June 1, 2016

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From The Adderall Diaries to My Golden Days and The New World

From Anomalisa to La chienne to the Valley of Love | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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An Oscar-nominated animated gem from Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, Renoir’s La chienne, Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, Huppert & Depardieu, together again in The Valley of Love

The Kennedys, Von Trapps, Femme Fatales, & Sugar Kisses | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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From a Brief Encounter to The Driftless Area to The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

Sixties Taiwan, Game of Thrones, The Manchurian Candidate, & More | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2016

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A treatise on the Sixties, Taiwan-style; a man seeks his stolen bicycle; more of Game of Thrones; a Manchurian Candidate viewers never saw coming; BFFs Collette and Barrymore on life; a chronicle of Leon Russell; teen girls find love and encouragement

Final Downton Abbey, Gilda, Girls, Learning To Drive | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game, again; a season to end all seasons; Rita Hayworth at her “sizzling” best; growing up and moving away; an unlikely friendship, with Patricia Clarkson at the wheel

Burroughs, Redford, Dean, Brosnan | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, November 1, 2015

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From five years of Burroughs to James Dean back to Life to Pierce Brosnan in Some Kind of Beautiful

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread…and Harlequin | In the Bookroom

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Vintages by Harlequin™, a line of varietals in collaboration with Vintage Wine Estates (VWE), poured out to readers today

Audiobook from Kardos | Xpress Reviews

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Kardos’s latest is not quite compelling, not very suspenseful, but still enough fun, especially with Julia Whelan’s excellent narration