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Halloweenathon 2023: On the 30th Memorial of River Phoenix’s Death, I Finally Watched His Last Film ‘Silent Tongue’ for the First Time

His last film is just as powerful as you'd expect from his incomparable talent.

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Moving On After the World Ends: The Dark Truths of HBO’s The Leftovers and Trauma

"And in the exposing of vulnerability, of pain, of such great loss, is the seeking for answers why. Why did this happen? Where did they go now that they're gone? Are they safe? Are they at peace? Why not me? Why did I survive and others didn't? Is there a purpose behind it all?" My 20th piece for HuffPost, published in December 2015.