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Pamela Pollack-Fremd is a freelance writer specializing in coverage of the arts.

The new ‘Dumbo’ vs. the old ‘Dumbo’

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OK, I’ll admit it, I enjoy children’s movies.  They are frequently gentle, sentimental, and have happy endings.  I went to see  Tim Burton’s new version of Dumbo and liked it very much.  Although I saw the...

Movie Review: ‘Roma’

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Roma, a Spanish language film, was written and directed by Oscar winning, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron. It is an engaging and powerful story set in Mexico City from 1970 to 1971.  Mexico was in...

Pursuit of wealth, fame can devastate families

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Generation Wealth explores the American dream, which it defines as the quest for fame and fortune.  This interesting and somewhat distressing documentary written and directed by Lauren Greenfield explores some of the obsessions of modern...

Teen punk rockers in ‘The House of Tomorrow’

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There is an ethical sweetness on display in the film The House of Tomorrow, written and directed by Peter Livolsi and based on the novel by Peter Bognanni, possibly because the ideas and behavior are...

‘Nancy’ — Where an unhappy imagination can take you

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Are you stuck in your own reality, or can one ever escape it?  That appears to be the burning question in Nancy, a film written and directed by Christina Choe.  Nancy, convincingly played by Andrea...

‘Mountain’ bespeaks our love of summits

Mountain is a tribute to the power and fascination mountains have had over us mere mortals since the beginning of time. It is a Screen Australia production, produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom.  The film...

‘Mountain’ bespeaks our love of summits

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Mountain is a tribute to the power and fascination mountains have had over us mere mortals since the beginning of time. It is a Screen Australia production, produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom.  The film...

The Quiet Revolutionary

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RBG, the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen exposes a quiet, ladylike, and very persistent revolutionary.  She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women’s...

The Quiet Revolutionary

RBG, the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen exposes a quiet, ladylike, and very persistent revolutionary.  She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women's...