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Pet profundity

Movie | The absurd Art of Racing in the Rain spotlights a dog’s journey of self-discovery
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/15/19, 02:50 pm

Judging by the preponderance of paw-print bumper stickers, furry lives matter more than ever. Hollywood has always made animal movies, but no major release is as self-serious about a canine’s “humanity” as The Art of Racing in the Rain. Conceptually, whether or not commercially, the new film is one giant leap for dogkind.

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The family fib

Movie | In The Farewell, a Chinese family decides not to tell a matriarch about her terminal cancer
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 8/15/19, 01:13 pm

“Based on an actual lie” is the opening tagline to director Lulu Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell. The PG-rated movie tells the story of a Chinese family dealing with the impending death of its beloved matriarch by not telling her she is dying.

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Friends in flight

Movie | The Peanut Butter Falcon reminds us that every person reflects the Creator’s glory
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/15/19, 12:24 pm

As long as there are highways and byways to traverse, it’s hard to imagine audiences will ever grow tired of a good old-fashioned road story. Provided, that is, that we’re traveling in good company. With the new PG-13 indie The Peanut Butter Falcon, we unquestionably are. 

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