"Hacksaw Ridge" (2016) | Movie Review

Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge does not hold back. It gives you a false sense of security with its first act, showing Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) as a kind, quiet, and naive young man with a strong sense of right and wrong, as he encounters the love of his life. You may even start thinking the film is not what was presented in the trailers while the moderate pacing introduces you to his life in Lynchburg, Virginia. But don't get too comfortable—when conscientious objector Doss faces the gruesome reality of war it will hit you over and over again.

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End of the Year TBR | 2016

Here is what I realized the other day: it's already November, and I am NOT doing well with reading this year. My Goodreads challenge is a sad place, especially considering the fact that last year I ended up going over my 75 books goal, and this year I have concerns about hitting 55. So, in an attempt to get my reading life together, I decided to share my ambitious reading plans for the rest of the year (that will hopefully get me to that 55 books goal).

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