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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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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 →


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A Boy And His . . . Cat (Film Review: “A Street Cat Named Bob”)

An inspiring, fact-based story of two stray souls who save each other at the tail end of their 9th lives. Purring with heart, this film will convert even the most fervent dog people out there. Continue Reading →


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Swimming into Legend (Film Review: Whale Rider)

A classic Family Film rich in history & natural beauty, and brimming with meaning, Whale Rider is a feminist parable that shines a modern light on a thousand year-old legend. Continue Reading →


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Love+Time-Distance = Hate (Stand-up Review: Louis C.K. 2017)

Louis C.K.’s new comedy special is like being an unwitting particle caught up in a supercollider of disparate and inappropriate thoughts that bang up against each other but somehow fuse into a pure, unapologetic, comedic energy. Warning: Not for the politically correct. Continue Reading →


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In Search of Holden Caulfield (Film Review: “Coming Through the Rye”)

The true story of the high school boy who knocked on J.D. Salinger’s door in 1969 after running away from boarding school. Meeting his literary hero was only part of the journey. Continue Reading →