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The Vine: March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 – 8:41 AM | 16 Comments
The Vine: March 1, 2017

Over two years ago, I left my husband.

24/31: The Babadook
January 24, 2015 – 3:06 PM | 2 Comments
24/31: <em>The Babadook</em>

A friend of mine once said that you don't get over a death, the space it leaves. "It doesn't go away; you just learn to decorate around it."

The Vine: March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 – 2:16 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: March 26, 2014

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 12 years, and I have custody of our 13-year-old son.
I am remarried, and my son visits his father somewhat irregularly, but often enough that they have …

Prisoners: What else is missing
November 30, 2013 – 8:38 AM | 3 Comments
<em>Prisoners</em>: What else is missing

Movies' understanding of "working class" or "poor" interiors doesn't work; it's distracting. I'm talking about the physical design of the homes, the tables and couches. The implication is that the character or family in question …

The Vine: November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 – 3:31 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: November 20, 2013

My older brother is an alcoholic. He's following in a long family tradition (my dad, both paternal grandparents, a couple of cousins, etc.).

The Vine: October 16, 2013
October 16, 2013 – 1:58 PM | 16 Comments
The Vine: October 16, 2013

I have a moral dilemma that I cannot resolve and I could really use your perspective.

The Vine: August 23, 2013
August 23, 2013 – 1:46 PM | 57 Comments
The Vine: August 23, 2013

I'm a fifth-grade teacher seeking some inspiration.

The Vine: July 17, 2013
July 17, 2013 – 10:41 AM | 42 Comments
The Vine: July 17, 2013

My sister gave birth about a month ago to a healthy, rather long, little boy. It's only month in, but she is not doing well transition to motherhood.

The Vine: April 10, 2013
April 10, 2013 – 9:31 AM | 95 Comments
The Vine: April 10, 2013

My husband and I have been married for three years and have a baby on the way. We have a recurring issue in our relationship that I would really like to resolve with finality.

Cinemarch Madness: Streep Division Semifinal
March 27, 2013 – 4:29 PM | 5 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Streep Division Semifinal

by ferretrick
Full disclosure — I haven't been able to see the following films, but I've read the Wikipedia plot summaries: Amour, Jacob's Ladder, and Kids. Of those, only Amour seems to be a contender to …