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Woodshock is as Boring as it is Pretty

I watched the opening credits to Woodshock with high hopes, thinking that maybe the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte would find as much success infusing their artistic sensibilities in a film as Tom Ford found in A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. If they… Continue Reading →

Annabelle 2: Conjuring Up a Franchise

I grew up an avid student of the occult and paranormal. Anything macabre, arcane or outright bizarre enthralled me and I would spend hours lying on my stomach in the living room floor leafing through pages of books about ghosts,… Continue Reading →

Ruminating on The Leftovers Finale

I watched The Leftovers final episode last Sunday, hoping for the satisfying ending that Lost never gave me, and though I’m not sure Lindelhoff gave me much resolution, I can say this finale has been stewing around in my head almost constantly… Continue Reading →

Looking for Revenge? You’d Better Dig Two Graves!

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius

Beyond the Red Door: It Comes at Night

After seeing the teaser trailer for It Comes at Night, I had a bet going with my fiance. I thought that it would be a Zombie movie. She was leaning more toward psycho/isolationist killer. We both agreed that it would… Continue Reading →

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

American Gods: The Devil’s in the Details (But Not in The Bone Orchard)

Here’s a question: How do you convert a character created in a written medium to one expressed in a visual medium? How do you adapt to this new medium if the character is known to be quiet and reserved, to… Continue Reading →

Is The Curse of Oak Island Any Closer to Being Solved?

If there’s one thing The Curse of Oak Island resolved in the two-hour season finale, it’s that Marty, Rick and the rest of the treasure-hunting crew keep getting closer… but to what? For the most part, the only answers they’re… Continue Reading →

Nashville Rep is Raisin the Bar for Quality Entertainment

Per Matt The Music City welcomes Eddie George’s return — this time at a different downtown stage, but still under the bright lights — as his character struggles to survive in A Raisin in the Sun, produced by Nashville Repertory… Continue Reading →

Sutherland Assumes Command in Designated Survivor

No longer protecting the President, Kiefer Sutherland transfers from CTU and into the White House in Designated Survivor.

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