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For Lent -- Give Up That Worn-Out Story About Yourself

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Giving up something -- making a change in our lives -- for Lent is tough. That's partly because change can be so painful....

10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though I didn't notice while culling my list down to just ten, nine of the movies that made my cut come from women filmmakers, which makes me exceedingly happy.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Stories We Tell Dissects an Actress' Family, and Storytelling Itself

Brian Formo | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

If you are interested in the craft of storytelling and/or documentaries I highly suggest that you see Stories We Tell. If you prefer dinner parties to dance clubs, I highly suggest that you see Stories We Tell.

INTERVIEW: Director Sarah Polley Talks Stories We Tell

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Sarah Polley has been working consistently in film and television since she was a child, and what's most astounding about the multi-hyphenate filmmake...

Sarah Polley and the Stories She Tells

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stories We Tell -- Sarah Polley's third as a director -- looks at Polley's family history, focusing on the story of her mother, Diane, who died when Polley was 11. Polley uses the film to explore the central mystery of her own life: her real parentage.

Movie Review: Stories We Tell

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell is one of the year's best films: funny, moving, thought-provoking -- and so personal that it strikes universal chords.

Popcorn Preview: Stories We Tell

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Stories We Tell (2012) Writer/Director: Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz) Genre: Documentary (108 minutes) "When you're in the middle of a story, ...

Live From Sundance 2013: The Wrap-up

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew I had been at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival too long the day I was in the checkout line at the Fresh Market supermarket that's in the same st...

Are Your Stories Serving Or Sabotaging You?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

What's your story? We all have stories. They're the inner thought tracks of our lives. The challenge is they're not always true, and sometimes even i...