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In this week’s America Richard Blake, S.J., reviews Atonement. The film fails to measure up to the "stunning novel," he writes, but "few films can disappoint on such a high level." This is a busy time of year for Fr. Blake, who has already reviewed "Michael Clayton" and "No Country for Old Men and will be assessing "There Will Be Blood" later this month. No reviewer can see every film, and America could not afford the column space even if he could, so America Connects will be featuring occasional reviews for our film-hungry readership. Taking up that duty this month is Jim Keane, S.J., who has already reviewed "The Golden Compass" for America Connects. Jim’s subject is "I’m Not There," the weirdly satisfying--and satisfyingly weird--biopic of Bob Dylan. Jim is a big Dylan fan--he even read Dylan’s novel Tarantula!--so he’s the right man for the job. A few years ago he reviewed a book about Bob Dylan and the Bible, titled, wait for it, Tangled Up in The Bible. Tim Reidy
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