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Shira Albertson


The King’s Speech

The film may be about royalty, but its message is for the everyman.

127 Hours

What we can learn from Aron Ralston's harrowing ordeal.

The True Magic of Harry Potter

It's character, not wizardry, that counts.

Up in the Air

Jason Reitman’s new film got a bunch of well-deserved Golden Globe nominations, but it is also a little depressing.

The Princess and the Frog

Despite the magic, it is character that prevails.

Scrooge Season

Mankind should be our business.

Julie and Julia

Meryl Streep's new film reminded me to chew my food a little longer, and enjoy it a little more.

The Soloist

Reporter Steve Lopez thought he found a story in Nathaniel Ayers. What he really found was a friend.

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