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“Wildlife:” Actor/Writer/Director Paul Dano’s First Directorial Effort

Genre: Drama Director: Paul Dano Writers: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, based on Richard Ford’s book Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp Length: 144 minutes British actress Carey Mulligan (“An Education,” “Never Let Me Go,” “The Great Gatsby”) stars in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, “Wildlife,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. The “Hollywood Reporter” recently named […]
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“Friedkin Uncut” in Chicago with William Friedkin on October 15, 2018

William Friedkin, the Director of such 70s masterpieces as “The French Connection” (1971), “The Exorcist” (1973), “Boys in the Band” (1976), “Sorcerer” (1977) and “Cruising” (1980) was awarded a Career Achievement Award on Monday, October 15th, at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival. Friedkin, who is now 83, was thought to be the youngest man […]
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Chapter 6: “Mad Dog” Mattis, the Warrior Monk Secretary of Defense

One week after the election, Trump offered 4-star Army General Jack Keane the position of Secretary of Defense. Keane turned him down (sick wife) but recommended Jim Mattis, also known as “Mad Dog” and “Chaos” and “the warrior monk. Trump was warned by Keane before offering the job to Mattis that “Mistakes on the domestic […]
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Austin Revolution Film Festival, Sept. 17-22, Continues

The third day of the Austin Revolution Film Festival saw participants journeying to a high school to speak to one of the founder’s  classes and then on to Austin’s Salt Lick for Barbecue. Since I’ve been to Salt Lick, I was not among the tourists, but I spent the past two evenings watching shorts and […]
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“FEAR:” Chapter One

                     Steve Bannon, The Man Behind the Throne In Chapter One, Bob Woodward concentrates on Steve Bannon. He traces Bannon’s meeting with Trump back to August of 2010, when David Bossie, longtme House Republican investigator and conservative activist wanted to put Bannon, then 57, together with the Trumpster. The chapter conveys Bannon’s linguistic style as […]
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Windy City Film Festival Opens in Chicago on July 12, 2018

The second year of the Windy City Film Festival kicked off on July 12th at the Victory Garden Biograph Theater in Chicago. This is the very same theater made famous by John Dillinger’s assassination outside it after viewing “Manhattan Melody” in the 1930s. As a Finalist in the Screenplay Category, I was fortunate enough to […]
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IT CAME FROM THE SEVENTIES: FROM THE GODFATHER TO APOCALYPSE NOW

Connie’s movie book of her reviews from the Quad City Times, with 50 representative films, 76 photos and interactive trivia was just named one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year 2016 by “Shelf Unbound” digital magazine.   View the issue here: https://issuu.com/shelfunbound/docs/shelf_unbound_december-january_2017