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Joe Friar

Joe Friar is a member of the Critics Choice Association (Los Angeles) and the HFCS - Houston Film Critics Society. A lifelong fan of cinema, he co-founded the Victoria Film Society, Frels Fright Fest, and is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. His reviews can be heard on Hit Radio 104.7 KVIC and read in The Victoria Advocate newspaper. He is a fan of Foreign Films, Independent Cinema, and Horror movies and he enjoys letting readers and listeners know about small films that might slip through the cracks unnoticed.







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Mention the word “Fátima” to a Catholic and most will understand the reference. In 1917, in Fátima, Portugal, 10-year-old Lúcia and her two younger cousins Jacinta and Francisco, were visited by the Virgin Mary. She appeared to the children over a period of six months — her message — prayer … Read more

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Plenty of good films are available to watch at home this weekend. Here are four new releases that I highly recommend. You can read full reviews on my Victoria Advocate blog at https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/users/profile/jfriar/ Read more

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Actor Dave Franco is known for his comedies including “Neighbors” and “The Disaster Artist,” and then there’s that great cameo in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” In a move similar to Romola Garai (“Amulet”), Franco steps outside his wheelhouse to jump behind the camera for the first-rate thril… Read more

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There are plenty of good films to watch at home this weekend. Here are three new releases that I highly recommend. You can read full reviews on my Victoria Advocate blog at https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/users/profile/jfriar/ Read more

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I’ve put together this list of new movies available to stream or rent. These are films that I can recommend that range from superheroes to World War II drama, a slice of the American Frontier, and a dark comedy that takes place in Chinatown. You can read full reviews on my Victoria Advocate … Read more

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