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Flatlined, Flatulent & Forgotten (Film Review: “Swiss Army Man”)

In a movie that defies every parent’s warning never to play with dead things, Swiss Army Man proves that corpses are people, too. Continue Reading →


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A Nun’s Gothic Revival (Film Review: “Little Sister”)

An offbeat comedy about a young nun’s visit home as the catalyst for confronting her dysfunctional family as well as challenging her vocational calling, Little Sister is as peculiar as it is moving. Continue Reading →


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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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See Dick Run. Run, Dick, Run (Film Review: “The Candidate”)

The 1972 film that captured the cynicism and commoditization of American politicians, set against an insatiable media landscape. . . The Candidate resonates as a cultural clarion bell, now more than ever. Continue Reading →


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A Special Needs Road Trip (Film Review: “The Fundamentals of Caring”)

A funny and touching story of the relationship between a challenging young patient and his emotionally broken caregiver. Can you say A.L.O.H.A? Continue Reading →


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Sisters in Arms (Film Review: “The Keeping Room”)

A somber yet gripping feminist drama set in the smoldering ash heap of the dying days of the Civil War. Continue Reading →


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God Only Knows (Film Review: “Love & Mercy”)

A rapturous yet tragic biopic of legendary Beach Boy and musical icon, Brian Wilson, both then and now, in an astonishing dual performance by John Cusack and Paul Dano. Continue Reading →