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Film Review: Tom of Finland Celebrates A Gay Icon In Need of Remembrance

Directed by Dome Karukoski and written by Aleksi Bardy, Tom of Finland, is a rich dive into a gay icon that is not as known as his work, nor as thanked for turning his life and vision into another step for LGBT equality. Touko Laaksonen was a prominent, homoerotic cartoonist whose leather-clad drawings of bulged… Continue reading Film Review: Tom of Finland Celebrates A Gay Icon In Need of Remembrance

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049 Is Gorgeous In Style And Rich In Commentary

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. I must… Continue reading Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049 Is Gorgeous In Style And Rich In Commentary

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Film Review: Walking Out Shows How A Father And Son Survive Together

Synopsis: A teenager, David, journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father, Cal. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything. Generations of fathers and sons reunite and re-bond in the brisk, woods of Montana in Walking Out; a survival film all… Continue reading Film Review: Walking Out Shows How A Father And Son Survive Together

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Film Review: UNA Shows When A Childhood Can Be Lost An Adult Is Left To Be Found

Synopsis: Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her… Continue reading Film Review: UNA Shows When A Childhood Can Be Lost An Adult Is Left To Be Found

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Film Review: BATTLE OF THE SEXES Makes Me Proud To Be A Woman ( And Also Want To Play Tennis!)

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of The Sexes is the film you go see that leaves you pumped in and for humanity. In the same way, anybody who sees Step Up walks out of the film thinking they are a dancer or watches Mad Max Fury Road and believes they are a… Continue reading Film Review: BATTLE OF THE SEXES Makes Me Proud To Be A Woman ( And Also Want To Play Tennis!)

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Film Review: Justin Long In Literally Right Before Aaron Is All of Us Post Break-up

Synopsis: Still reeling from his breakup, Adam (Justin Long) is devastated when he learns that his ex (Cobie Smulders) is engaged. What’s worse is he’s invited to the wedding. When Adam returns home for the festivities, he must confront his unresolved feelings and an uncertain future in hopes of convincing himself and everyone else that… Continue reading Film Review: Justin Long In Literally Right Before Aaron Is All of Us Post Break-up

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Film Review: Mother! Is The “Don Quixote” of Horror Films

Synopsis: Javier Bardem plays a “writer’s blocked” poet, who moves his new wife, Jennifer Lawrence, into a Victorian home where they plan to renovate, start a family, and, hopefully, inspire him creatively, again. Yet, when when uninvited guests arrive at their home their tranquil existence is disrupted.  Mother! written and directed by Darren Aronofsky has… Continue reading Film Review: Mother! Is The “Don Quixote” of Horror Films

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TV Review: Three Clues You Missed As To Why Jon Snow Is Destined To Sit On The Iron Throne

Game of Thrones has come and gone, and Jon Snow’s heritage has FINALLY been revealed, at least, outwardly. If there is one thing GOT should be proud of is its domination of foreshadowing. Completely coping from George R.R. Martin’s affinity for this literary device, Jon Snow’s lineage has alway been apparent, and his destiny to… Continue reading TV Review: Three Clues You Missed As To Why Jon Snow Is Destined To Sit On The Iron Throne

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Film Review: Ingrid Goes West Is The Best Dark Comedy of 2017

SYNOPSIS: Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly… Continue reading Film Review: Ingrid Goes West Is The Best Dark Comedy of 2017

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Film Review: Spiderman Homecoming Succeeds Because It Is Young

I am a comic-book nerd, and while everybody races away with theories as to why THIS Spiderman is, specifically, THE BEST of all Spiderman films, I feel I must throw  my arrogant, “two-cent” theory, as well. While I loved Tobey Maguire and enjoyed Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland thrives as Peter Parker for, actually, being closer… Continue reading Film Review: Spiderman Homecoming Succeeds Because It Is Young