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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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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 →


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Mommie Dearest Must Die (Series Review: “Ordeal by Innocence”)

For anyone who thinks they’ve got the most dysfunctional family on the planet, here’s an Agatha Christie murder mystery that will send you shrieking to therapy. Welcome home! Continue Reading →


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Guess Who’s Staying for Dinner? (Film Review: “Beatriz at Dinner”)

Beatriz at Dinner is the sort of movie you might not want to watch with politically polar friends, unless you welcome the rousing debate this ‘dramedy’ of manners will invite to your dinner table. Continue Reading →


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The Traitor Among Us (Film Review: “Breach”)

A timely, true-life spy thriller from a decade ago about arguably the largest Soviet counter-intelligence breach in U.S. history, whose cost to our country is still being measured today. Continue Reading →


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The Admission Process (Film Review: “Brad’s Status”)

Ben Stiller brings middle-age angst and peer envy to new heights in the story of a father whose college visit trip with his son dredges up his own youthful idealistic ambitions, challenging him to re-evaluate his entire life since. Continue Reading →


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No Mourning Period for Murder (Film Review: “Crooked House”)

An eccentric yet strangely enthralling entry in the ‘Mansion Murder’ genre (co-written by the creator of Downton Abbey), Crooked House is a twisty adaptation of the 1949 Agatha Christie novel that was a personal favorite of the Queen of Crime herself. Continue Reading →