RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The film zippily chronicles her journalism career – including a stint at the New York Times, which brought her in because of her incandescent personality and then rapidly tried to dim it – culminating in her acceptance in 1981 of an offer from the Dallas Times Herald to have “complete freedom” in writing her column, which was eventually syndicated in 300 to 400 newspapers across the country.

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RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS – Review by Martha K Baker

Really, all Janice Engel had to do was run as many old videos of the great Molly Ivins, journalist and iconoclast, to entertain her worshippers. Heaven knows, there is plenty of tape to unspool, bushels of quotes to regale, and heaps of one-liners to rehearse. But Engel does more than that in this classic biopic.

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