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Before He Kills Again (Series Review: “The Alienist”)

A disturbing investigation into a series of gruesome murders in turn of the century New York City, introducing controversial new methods in criminal forensics. Based on the spectacular 1994 novel that read more like historical fiction, The Alienist illustrates a brutal world of poverty and privilege on the precipice of social and political change. Continue Reading →


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No Man is an Island (Film Review: “About A Boy”)

A Valentine’s Day Weekend gem: About A Boy. An instant classic that just gets better with age, it’s Hugh Grant at the top of his game. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry . . . if you missed it the first time around, don’t make the same mistake twice! Continue Reading →


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Killer Art (Film Review: “Velvet Buzzsaw”)

A malevolently delightful satire of the slick world of modern art that steers headlong into popcorn horror . . . an uneven but visually and thematically sumptuous ride that’s anything but mundane. Continue Reading →


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Life is a Do-Over (Film Review: “About Time”)

A supremely heartfelt story of a young man whose only fervent wish is to find true love, and the super power that allows him to resurrect moments from his life until he gets it just right. If you loved Love, Actually, you’ll fall in love all over again, and again, and again with About Time. Continue Reading →


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From the Fyre Into The Frying Pan (Documentary Review: “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened”)

If Survivor slipped a Roofie to Lord of the Flies and some demon spawn was unleashed on the hashtag world of poseurs and FOMO ‘influencers’, it still wouldn’t hold a candle to the level of crazy that was the Frye Festival. You’ll be scratching your head in utter amazement that this all actually happened. Continue Reading →


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My Best Friend/My Self (Series Review: “My Brilliant Friend”)

The story of two young girls growing up in a violent and impoverished post-war Neapolitan neighborhood in the 1950s . . . A masterful film adaptation of a literary masterpiece. Continue Reading →


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Whose Choice Is It, Anyway? (Film Review: “The Children Act”)

A respectable British judge is confronted with the truth about her marriage at the same time that a brilliant and passionate boy forces her to challenge the tenets of his faith in this intelligent adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel. Continue Reading →