A Bit Like You & Me

‘NOWHERE BOY’ & ‘TAMARA DREWE’

Driving home from a college class every Wednesday night in 1969, a friend and I would listen to his eight-track tape of the Beatles’ White Album. Whenever “Julia” came on, I felt bemused by its daringly monotonous tempo, the seesawing melody, and the lyrics, “Julia, Julia, ocean child, calls me / So I sing a song of love...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.