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    Holiday Thoughts by Bill Mesce

    Sound on Sight has always been one of my favorite places to intellectually hang out, and the people who write for SOS and who post their comments – positive and negative – I’ve come to think of as my own Cheers-type ensemble of fellow hangers-out (hang-outers?). This is a time of year I tend to […] More

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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 75: ‘One Magic Christmas’

    Is the Christmas season one tinged with bleakness? Do all the great holiday movies–It’s A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Carol, for example–begin at a place of immense sadness? Is that what makes them great? And how does religion factor into our enjoyment of holiday films? Lots of heady topics to unwrap on this week’s […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘One Magic Christmas’

    One Magic Christmas Directed by Phillip Borsos Written by Phillip Borsos, Barry Healey, Thomas Meehan Starring Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, Elisabeth Harnois, Gary Basaraba I suppose it’s perfectly fitting that religion became a topic of discussion on our most recent episode, seeing as the movie we were discussing was set at Christmas, one of […] More