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Florence Pugh as Lib in The Wonder
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London Film Festival: The Wonder

Based off of the novel by Emma Donoghue, THE WONDER is an eerie and enthralling thriller that explores the conflict between fact and faith. Set in 1860s Ireland, shortly after the potato famine that killed ~1 million people, the story follows Lib (Florence Pugh), an English nurse who is sent to a small town in… Continue reading London Film Festival: The Wonder

Emma Thomson as Miss Trunchbull Matilda
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London Film Festival Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

I have loved the MATILDA story since I was little and idolized the titular heroine as the kind of girl I wanted to beā€”brave, whip-smart, and rebellious. What started off as a love of Roald Dahl's story about a girl with telekinetic powers turned into an every day viewing obsession when the original film version… Continue reading London Film Festival Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

See How They Run Police Saoirse Ronan Sam Rockwell Constable
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Movie Review: See How They Run

SEE HOW THEY RUN is a surprisingly fun, tongue-in-cheek love letter to classic whodunnit films. I say surprising because despite its all-star cast, I haven't seen much publicity and was worried that was an indicator of a movie the studio is trying to bury. But fear not, screenwriter Mark Chappell writes an entertaining, welcomed addition to… Continue reading Movie Review: See How They Run

She-Hulk Attorney at Law Banner
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TV Review: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

After seeing the first four episodes of SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW, I fear it is going to be divisive for Marvel fans... mostly because I am conflicted myself about the show. It definitely has bright moments, such as Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) having relatable problems to 30-something women and delving deeper into the (sometimes humorous)… Continue reading TV Review: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

joey king brad pitt bullet train
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Movie Review: Bullet Train

BULLET TRAIN, directed by David Leitch, is an entertaining enough ensemble action comedy. Part KILL BILL, part MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, the film has high octane fight scenes that are insanely gory, while also being well-choreographed and pretty darn awesome. The film's plot is admittedly bloated, with multiple chaotic storylines that converge and diverge… Continue reading Movie Review: Bullet Train

Winona Ryder in Gone in the Night
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Movie Review: Gone in the Night

GONE IN THE NIGHT, written and directed by Eli Horowitz (HOMECOMING), is a twisty sci-fi thriller with an interesting message about aging and the societal value that is placed on staying young. Admittedly, I was first drawn to the film as a Winona Ryder devotee who will watch anything she is in. But Horowitz's interesting… Continue reading Movie Review: Gone in the Night

Daisy Edgar Jones hiding behind tree in Where the Crawdads Sing
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Movie Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Based off of the bestselling book by Delia Owens, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is going to be divisive. I anticipate it is going to be the battle of book readers, excited to see the characters on-screen, versus non-book readers, who may find the story overhyped. I fall into the latter camp. I didn't hate the… Continue reading Movie Review: Where The Crawdads Sing