THE WORLD TO COME – Review by Martha K Baker

Abigail’s journal begins on Jan. 1, 1856: “With little pride and less hope, we begin a new year.” Her soft, plain voice, intoning her written words aloud, drives The World to Come as surely as the hand-lettered dates on its pages. The film is beautiful, sad, historical, and hopeful. As the title suggests, Heaven, the world to come, holds hope for women like Abigail. She milks the cows, kneads the biscuits, feeds the chickens, knits. Grieving the loss of her daughter to diphtheria, she withholds herself from her dominant husband’s desires.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Dec. 8-14: INHERENT VICE

Opening Dec. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s (There Will Be Blood, The Master) adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel starring Joaquin Phoenix as a cop investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend in LA, 1970. And it’s nowhere near as straightforward as it sounds…Read on…

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