Bob Brown

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Money Monster is heavy on politics, light on thrills

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 5/16/16, 04:10 pm

Wall Street malfeasance has indeed devastated many families’ finances, but Money Monster’s implausible character development, unpersuasive acting, and heavy-handed symbolism make a farce out of a misfortune.

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Wildflower

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 5/13/16, 01:00 am

Chloe can’t remember anything before her 8th birthday—learning to ride a bike, or her first day of school. And for the last 12 years, she has experienced blackouts, during which she sees flashes of a frightening, violent episode occurring between the indistinct figures of a man and a young woman near a remote country bridge. Chloe’s visions manifest in her artwork: Blurry sketches of the attack and enigmatic scribblings of the phrase “Lost Soul” fill her canvases.

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Iowa high court admits preborn children have rights

Courts
by Bob Brown
Posted 5/10/16, 03:50 pm

On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a child not yet born at the time of a parent’s death can still be awarded damages for wrongful loss of parental companionship. Despite the clear implications about when life begins, the court tried to distance its decision from the abortion debate.

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