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…Let the Light In

“A Wrinkle In Time,” the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, is a short book. Packed into those few hundred pages are whole worlds. Some are in bright, brilliant colors, others in dull shades of brown, but all are equally fascinating.

Ava DuVernay’s reimagining of this beloved novel attempts to capture all of the sparkle and brilliance (and then some).

For those who didn’t have “A Wrinkle in Time,” included in their grade school curriculum, here’s a quick run through. Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a smart but troubled student dealing with the stress of school and the strain at home of an absent parent. Read the rest of this entry

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…keep marching on

Selma PosterOf all of this year’s “based on actual events” best picture nominees films (there are four of them), the protagonist of Ava DuVernay’s “Selma”, the story of the history march from Selma to Montgomery, is without a doubt, the most well-known. The greatness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo), is celebrated still today. Although the reality of what Dr. King did cannot be denied, he’s the stuff of myth and legend in the eyes of modern audience. Read the rest of this entry