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flagIn “Goodbye Christopher Robin”, A. A.  Milne finds artistic inspiration in his son’ Christopher’s toys, creating the magical world of Pooh.  The stories strike a popular nerve after the grimness of a world war, but celebrity threatens the family’s peace. “Battle of the Sexes” revisits the ‘anything you can do I can do better’ tennis exhibition between Billy King and Bobby Riggs.  While they battled it out for the media, both Riggs and King are struggling with private demons (his gambling, her sexual identity), which gives this story added depth.    In Last Flag Flying, 3 Vietnam vets reunite for the funeral one’s son, on was killed in Iraq.  They wrestle both with present grief and unresolved issues from their own war.

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