The OA is a leap of faith worth taking

I’ll admit: I’m two years late to the game with this one. The OA, which dropped seemingly out of nowhere on Netflix in late 2016, was a show that was always on my radar but never quite made it onto my screen. Why, I’m not sure. The premise, to be fair, is quite something. Created…

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In defense of American Beauty

Here is something I know to be true: I love American Beauty. It’s a small thing to say, but somehow, it feels huge. Because Sam Mendes’ 1999 success has had a rough go of things as of late. To profess love, in 2019, could be considered a controversial statement. It is, at the very least,…

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The 18 Best Films of 2018

My picks of the litter in a particularly great year in film. 18. The Tale Jennifer Fox’s cinematic memoir is an unflinching investigation into the sexual abuse she endured as a child and later re-worked in her memory, until a childhood story resurfaced, throwing everything back into the light. A typically excellent Jennifer Dern acts…

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