From an Iraq War combat veteran: No. There wasn't much there that felt very authentic, and certainly nothing "cathartic" or "comforting". This was a paint-by-number rendition devoid of depth. Worse, the film appears to have somehow confirmed your own flawed preconceived notions about what it was like or what it meant. This film was bland and instantly forgettable. While you're waiting for THE film about the Iraq War, for God's sake READ the multitude of authentic accounts. There are a lot of great books out there, and they can certainly help inform any future reviews you might tackle.
One of my favorite podcasts anywhere!
I wish they would interview Daniel Geary. He is a hoot.
It's my great pleasure and honor to have known Chuck Jonkel; and I can honestly say that having had the opportunity to go with him on one of his trips to Churchill, Manitoba to watch polar bears was one of the high points of my life. "Amazing" is a much overused term, but I can't think of any other word that better describes Chuck.
RIP, Chuck; you'll be long remembered.
This was an excellent airing and I just loved that it ran over an hour and Brian Kopper was on! Get your pledges in, folks!
Congratulations to John and the MS team that has brought us such a wonderful taste of eclectic performers over the years. I can remember gardening on Tuesday afternoons listening to the show. Best wishes for continued healthy healing!
Thank you, both, for this review and for laying bare the truth of grief.
I will listen.
And I'll keep reading Sarah's beautiful writing.
Thank you, both, for this review for laying bare the truth of grief.
I will listen.
And I will keep reading Sarah's beautiful and informative writing.
Terrific podcast and inspirational creative.
Erika and Caitlin are both wonderful. Thanks for the interesting and forward article.
My apologies. I was unnecessarily rude.
So, you couldn't focus on the music you were reviewing? It was good, "highly polished, tightly produced", but you had other things on your mind and couldn't give it the proper amount of attention? Is that right?
Read your excellent review after paying to see it ,expected a blockbuster musical love story, ok Emma was ok ,but, even if we had seen it for free I still wouldn't give it a good night out rating, film left our party flat and unimpressed, even the dual ending was just irritating . wish we had gone to see something else even Lego batman.
Grizzly bears and gobi bears are both a brown bear based on DNA. The grizzly bear got it's name from trappers, Native Americans and Lewis & Clark and their created folklore. The name "grizzly" originally was given to brown bears in the lower 48 states and parts of Canada. Writers and bear specialists gradually started called the brown bear, found in the interior of North America, a grizzly bear. The bear is still properly a brown bear, which is the most common bear species in the world.
Marketing has distorted what is and what is not a grizzly bear. Promoters of TV shows, for example Timothy Tredwell, constantly refer to the coastal brown bear as a grizzly bear. This confused the public. If you were to go to Europe and told the residents that they had grizzly bears, they wouldn't understand you were talking about what they'd call a brown bear.
Some reviewers just suck, Like this one.
Yeah, Antonio!!! A great write-up. Thanks for visiting us way over and up here in Maine. Maybe next time, we can hear you play...
I recently saw "Fences" and was totally shocked by the meanness of Denzel Washington's character. I like movies that aren't typical Hollywood,The but as a white woman who has not been prejudiced since the beginning of my life, I couldn't sympathize with Denzel's character. I grew up in the forties, graduated from high school in the fifties and got married in the sixties. I have had interactions with and friends who are black. When a black friend of mine and I went to see " The Color Purple", she was very upset with the scene where Whoppi Goldberg's character is raped by her stepfather. Maybe I don't want to see negative things about black people, either.
NO DIGNITY LEFT IN THE AMERICAN WOMAN....
It would be pretty great to have Emma (or you, Erika) or anyone who wants to, add to the playlist I created based upon your article. Collaborate here:
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