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The Movie Diary
June 28, 2018

Armed and dangerous

By Dom Cioffi

I realized the other day that my son is roughly the same age that I was when I first started mowing lawns. That thought frightened me. I would no sooner let my son grab ahold of a running lawn mower…

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July 12, 2017

The Hard Sell

By Dom Cioffi

My doorbell rang the other night around dinnertime, but I didn’t think much about it since my doorbell rings every night around dinnertime.

Ninety-nine out of one hundred times, it’s one of my son’s friends looking to play basketball, shoot Nerf guns,…

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June 21, 2017

Go, Speed Racer, Go!

By Dom Cioffi

I was driving through town the other day when my son erupted from the backseat, “Dad, look, it’s a Porsche!”

I glanced over to the opposite side of the road just quick enough to catch a bright red sports car rip through…

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May 24, 2017

Deep in the muck

By Dom Cioffi

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while I lose my temper. Most of the time it’s because of the illogical behavior of my teenage son, but on occasion, something else will set me off. Unfortunately, one of those “something…

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May 10, 2017

Game on

By Dom Cioffi

On Dec. 19, 2006, a young Swedish high school student named Felix Kjellberg registered a YouTube channel, uploading occasional short videos not unlike thousands of other early users. His interest was sporadic and purely for fun and entertainment; he never dreamed he…

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April 19, 2017

Life in the Fast Lane

By Dom Cioffi

I took my family to the ocean this past weekend for a birthday celebration. This needed to be a bigger-than-normal event since my son was officially transferring into the realm of a teenager. The plan was to soak up some sun, play…

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March 16, 2017

Finding the zone

By Dom Cioffi

I’m at a bit of a crossroads with my son. He’s on the verge of turning into a teenager and with that transition he’s displaying many of the negative traits associated with the age. Lately he’s been on this kick where he…

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January 25, 2017

Is “Manchester by the Sea” the best movie about New England?

A couple weeks after the presidential election, I compiled and published here a top-50 movie list in which I selected my favorite film for each U.S. state, based on narrative setting rather than filming location: a sort of cinematic travel guide for our large, fractured…