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Marital Arrangements -or- Why Can’t Husbands Be Like Furniture? (Film Review: “Love & Friendship”)

A lesser known Austen comedy of manners is stingingly adapted to the screen, making a mockery of marriage in aristocratic Georgian England. Watch out, those verbal barbs are sharp! Continue Reading →


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Springing Santa (Film Review: “Get Santa”)

An instant holiday classic that proves even jolly St. Nick can have a rap sheet. And that reindeer communicate in the darndest way.

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The Weight of Gold (Series Review: “The Crown”)

Our insatiable thirst for stories about British aristocracy (post Downton Abbey) will finally be quenched in this lush, magnificent series recounting the epic life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. Continue Reading →


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Our World in the Crosshairs (Documentary Review: “Before the Flood”)

While the political climate in the U.S. undergoes a seismic shift, so does the planet, according to the sober and comprehensive documentary, Before the Flood. Continue Reading →


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Killing in Plain Sight (Series Review: “The Fall: Season 3”)

The Belfast Strangler is back, in the haunting 3rd season of The Fall. Nobody could predict how shockingly this will end. Continue Reading →


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Into The (Cursed) Woods (Film Review: “The Witch”)

The Witch challenges the deepest recesses of the mind to separate supernatural terror from the historical record on religious hysteria. Think of it as a horror film for American History buffs. Continue Reading →


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Through a Screen, Darkly (Series Review: “Black Mirror”)

Black Mirror is a ghastly (yet darkly comic) dystopia in which the staples of modern technology wield dire consequences. Put down your devices and pay attention. Continue Reading →