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Flicks: Girl on the Train is a crisp melodrama

Drama with dignity *** The compassionate detachment that writer/director brings to Chronic matches that of its protagonist, David (Tim Roth), a home-care nurse who tends the dying with dutiful diligence and a low-key yet pragmatic ...
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These Voices Are Legion: A review of Lydia Millet’s “Sweet ...

Lydia Millet is a prolific Pulitzer-nominated writer, with 10 novels and three young adult works to her credit. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, her recent novel, is a literary thriller that bears witness to the current ...
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Parenthood blues: A Smudge on the family tree

With their soft coos and tiny hands and feet, it’s hard to hate babies—well human babies. But what if you see your baby as a monster? What if it terrifies you more than excites you? ...
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Triad Stage is still venturing through Victorian England and Egypt this week while it continues its production of The Mystery of Irma Vep this week through Sunday. The silly comedy relies heavily on word play, ...
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Bookmarks to Hold Book Sale of Village Book Shop Inventory

Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit, is holding a book sale on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 featuring 6,500 books from the inventory of the memorable Village Book Shop, formerly in Reynolda Village. Proceeds ...
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Shriekin’ ‘n’ geekin’

Come the evening of Sunday, Oct. 16, when the lights go down the frights go up as Cine Scream 2016 flickers across the screen at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro. Mad One Films has teamed ...
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Flicks – Oct 5, 2016

Masterminds: Disarming robbery *** Truth is stranger than fiction, and in the case of Masterminds, it’s also a lot funnier. Delayed for release by Relativity Media’s financial woes, this is a smart, snappy little gem ...
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Video Vault – Oct 5, 2016

By Mark Burger DVD Pick of the week: Lady in white (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory) This well-rendered, genuinely spooky 1988 ghost story marked the second, and best, film of writer/producer/composer/director Frank LaLoggia, who has since directed ...
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Ukrainian pianist uplifts High Point crowd with classical music

With dizzying fingers and unique musical interpretations, Ukrainian concert pianist Alina Kiryayeva will be heating up High Point Theatre’s new Steinway piano this week in association with High Point Community Concert Association, a non-profit that ...
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Playbill: The Drama Center Children’s Theatre presents Mr. Toad’s Mad ...

Beginning its previews this Wednesday and running through Oct. 16 is Triad Stage’s first show of the season at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem: The Mystery of Irma Vep. This is another one of my favorite ...