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Promising Young Woman

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

There’s a scene near the beginning of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN where Cassie (Carey Mulligan), our avenging angel, gets catcalled by construction workers. Disheveled and devouring a very messy breakfast sandwich, Cassie stops in her tracks, turns towards the men, and simply STARES at them. No quippy comebacks, no yelling at them — she just stands […]

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Postcards from the Rearview Mirror Sabrina Chap

SABRINA CHAP: POSTCARDS FROM THE REARVIEW MIRROR

Y’all, one of my favorite artists has a new album! “Postcards from the Rearview Mirror” is Brooklyn-based Sabrina Chap’s third full-length album – and it’s a beautiful departure from her usual vaudeville/cabaret-style tunes. This narrative indie-rock album tells the story of two queer teens who leave home together for the bright lights of Hollywood. Each […]

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ANTEBELLUM

I’m not sure how (or why) they did it, but writers and directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz have somehow created a film that’s both impossible to talk about without spoiling, and super easy to figure out while you’re watching the film. The first 40 minutes of ANTEBELLUM is just exploitative slavery torture porn. Set […]

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#1 Inmate: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo

“Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else. Everything.” Known for his intimidating presence and distinctive tattoos, Danny Trejo has carved out an impressive career in film, with 384 acting credits listed on his IMDb page. Inmate #1 (a reference to his earliest roles on screen): […]

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is one of the most beautiful, real, and heartbreaking coming-of-age stories I’ve ever seen. A story that shows how ugly life can be, especially for women — and also illustrates how the love and support of a friend can guide you through the worst times. Seventeen-year-old Autumn stands on a talent […]

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Emma.

“I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.” – Emma Woodhouse While Clueless remains, in my eyes, the very best adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” I will say that this frothy new version is pretty goddamn delightful as well. Autumn de Wilde’s Emma. explodes with the splendor of its […]

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Head to Sonic Boom this weekend {2/13-2/15} for a High Fidelity Takeover!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Hulu’s new show, High Fidelity — based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and its 2000 film adaptation — but also, a bit of departure from those sources. Hulu’s version centers on Rob Brooks (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a record store owner in the […]

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