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Nice Jewish Girls (Film Review: “Disobedience”)

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz show what a low simmer feels like in the lesbian potboiler Disobedience, about two Jewish women whose past comes back to shatter the pacts they’ve made with themselves since the turbulent love affair of their youths. Continue Reading →


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Snow-Blind Revenge (Film Review: “In Order of Disappearance”)

Imagine a snowy mashup of Fargo and Taken and you still won’t top the body count in the Norwegian revenge-thriller-comedy, In Order of Disappearance. SnapShot Plot The always interesting Stellan Skarsgård and his prop du … Continue Reading →


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Wedding Jitters (Film Review: “On Chesil Beach”)

Saoirse Ronan shines in a portrait of two young souls meant to be together, but for the sexual pressures and societal expectations which threaten to tear them apart. Continue Reading →


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Second Acts (Series Review: “The Kominsky Method”)

Instantly addictive, The Kominsky Method proves that some talents just get better with age. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin charm in this new series about an acting teacher and his agent. Continue Reading →


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If These Walls Could Talk (Film Review: “Blind Date”)

An entertaining amuse bouche of a comedy about opposites attracting, sight unseen. And about ‘good walls making good neighbors’ . . . sort of. Continue Reading →


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Diva Deconstructed (Documentary Review: “Gaga: Five Foot Two”)

An unflinching documentary that peels back the layers to reveal the human being and the artist behind the cult of celebrity that is Lady Gaga. Continue Reading →


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When Bloodlines Blur (Series Review: “The Romanoffs”)

A mostly effervescent anthology series that poses the archetypal question, ‘what if there was a sole survivor in the Romanov massacre?’ If the answer is YES, what would the Russian royal bloodline’s transmogrification look like in a modern-day setting? Continue Reading →