Tag Archives: inspirational

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Above and Beyond

The inspirational tale of the rise of the Israeli Air Force, “Above and Beyond” is a history lesson of a rarely acknowledged war. Continue reading

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Dean Kamen is best known as the inventor of the Segway, but his enviable search for clean water is the primary focus of the documentary “Slingshot.” Continue reading

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They Wore the Red Suit

A heartwarming, albeit cornball, documentary about the life of the ever-diminishing 12-month Santa. Continue reading

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Searching for Sugar Man

The shroud of mysticism that surrounds “Searching for Sugar Man” will leave you feeling emotionally rattled but ultimately inspired as well. Continue reading

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Rising from Ashes

Two cultures. Two shattered men. One goal.
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

The title should start with SPOILER ALERT! Continue reading

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Enemies of the People

“Enemies of the People” is an emotional rollercoaster — a melding of soul-crushing misery and inspirational heroism. This is truly top-notch social commentary. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Seabiscuit

“Seabiscuit” — an exciting, tactful probe into the heart of the underdog principle — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Half Nelson

“Half Nelson” — like a calmer, quarter-sized version of TV’s “Breaking Bad” — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading