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John Hanlon Reviews

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A Farewell to Arms

Book Review: A Farewell to Arms | Blog

“I will apologize on behalf of Ernest Hemingway because that’s who’s to blame here,” states Bradley Cooper’s character in the 2012 drama Silver Linings Playbook. His character had been shocked by the ending of Hemingway’s novel,...

Not my Father's Son

Book Review: Not My Father’s Son | Blog

Alan Cumming is not Eli Gold. In fact, the Scottish-born actor is so different from the political adviser that he plays on The Good Wife, it’s surprising that casting directors were smart enough to realize that Cumming could pull off the difficult...

BOOK REVIEW: Gone Girl | Blog

Gone Girl, which has now been adapted into a feature film (arriving in theaters this Friday), is one of the most exciting and energetic books I’ve ever read. The story opens with a simplistic premise (a man’s wife is kidnapped and he’s the...

Maze Runner book

Book Review: The Maze Runner | Blog

A young man wakes up in an empty elevator in James Dashner’s book The Maze Runner, now a major motion picture. The book began the long-running series and clearly operates as an origin story about a group of young men who are seemingly trapped...