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Love, Change and Being Made Whole

Harold Hill is a man whose life has been without purpose. Marian Peroo, the River City librarian (Hill’s love interest in the play), is a woman whose life has never quite taken off. When they meet, it’s obvious they need each other to be whole.

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Super

I have a feeling that James Gunn’s second feature “Super” is going to be misunderstood. I’ll grant that it will probably be misunderstood for some very compelling reasons. The movie is profane and disturbing beyond belief. The violence in “Super” is shocking in the way I imagine the violence of “Robocop” must have been for […]

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Comedy and Prophecy

I sometimes think of comedians kind of like Old Testament prophets. Seems like prophets show up when a society needs a kick in the pants.