Column, Movie Diary

Reading the scene

By Dom Cioffi Do you remember early in the pandemic, when the high school seniors were about to graduate and everyone was lamenting how sad it was for that age group? We all agreed that it didn’t seem fair that […]

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Column, Movie Diary

The keys to life

By Dom Cioffi I grew up under two extremes. My father’s parents (my paternal grandparents) were hard-working, blue-collar laborers, with my grandfather being a self-employed plumber and my grandmother the quintessential mother and housewife. They lived in a small two-story […]

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Column, Movie Diary

For the love of the game

By Dom Cioffi When I was in middle school in the early 1980s, I played in a flag football league sponsored by our city’s recreation department. The league brought together kids from all the local schools and organized them onto […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Raising the bar

By Dom Cioffi There’s a little bar a mile up the road from where I live. It’s part of a strip mall that houses the prerequisite pizza joint, nail salon, drug store, and karate center. There’s also a grocery store […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Shooting from the hip

By Dom Cioffi It was May 11, 1980, and the Philadelphia 76ers were playing the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Championship. The Sixers were down two games to one heading into the crucial fourth game. With 7 minutes and […]

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