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Growing the Family Business (Film Review: “A Most Violent Year”)

The stakes are high for a hardworking immigrant whose ferocious ambition to seize the American Dream is confounded by suspicion on all sides, a mysterious enemy threatening his very survival, and a nefarious player close to home. Continue Reading →


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A Girl & Her PIG (Film Review: “Okja”)

A porcine love story about a Super Pig named Okja and the girl who refuses to part with her. Also in theatres now. Continue Reading →


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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 →