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Hang Ten, Girl! (Documentary Review: “Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story”)

An enduring pop culture fixture in America, the Gidget phenomenon actually began as one teen’s true life diary turned into a book written by her father and subsequently brought to the big screen. That was 60 years ago and the legend is still riding that perfect wave to this day. Continue Reading →


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Boys on Bikes & Within Walls (Series Review: “Stranger Things”)

A frightening, uber-Americana and darkly comic show pays homage to 80’s SciFi and Horror classics, and strangely becomes one of the most refreshingly original series to mark this new Golden Age of Television. Continue Reading →


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Dress for Revenge (Film Review: “The Dressmaker”)

A young woman returns to her dirt poor roots in the dusty Australian outback, a place where no amount of pretty frocks can disguise the ugliness beating in the hearts of its neighbors. Continue Reading →


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Snow Crossed Lovers (Film Review: “Two Lovers and a Bear”)

You can run to the ends of the earth but your personal demons will follow, even on fields of ice. An Arctic amour fou that drills deep below the frozen surface to the turbulent tides beneath. Continue Reading →


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What Will People Think? (Standup Review: “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King”)

The real-life perils and comedic pitfalls of growing up a 1st generation Indian Muslim in post 9/11 America are told in rapid-fire bursts of hip-hop exuberance and emotion in Hasan Minhaj’s insightful, autobiographical comedy special. … Continue Reading →


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Gumshoe Gumballs (Film Review: “Handsome: A Netflix Original Mystery”)

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Netflix does it again. Handsome: A Netflix Murder Mystery is funny, self mocking and giggly. Think of it as a cross between Columbo and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Continue Reading →


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The Feminist Con Erotic (Film Review: “The Handmaiden”)

A stylistic, sexually charged con story turned feminist revenge thriller set in 1930’s Japan-occupied Korea. A brutal love story that grips you from beginning to end and never lets go.   SnapShot Plot The Handmaiden … Continue Reading →