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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ revives the Midwestern Gothic tradition

October 18, 2018 9:26pm

Airing in July this past summer, HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” an adaption of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s book of the same name, sets out to remind its audience of what is unique to the identity of the Midwestern United States and what is possible within the supposedly limited format of the miniseries.


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Review: ‘Eating Animals’ is a crucial look at agricultural industry

October 18, 2018 9:26pm

“Eating Animals” is an important film. Based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, the documentary explores the subject of the American agricultural industry, a topic that’s often neglected in public discussions, and focuses on the highly troubling issue of the factory farming of poultry and livestock.


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Review: ‘Providence’ is a compelling, unique mystery-love story

October 17, 2018 9:46pm

Simultaneously making readers want to revel in the narrative as long as possible while also powering on to the end of the tangled story, “Providence,” by Caroline Kepnes is a novel about love and obsession, full of gripping emotional detail and a compelling New England narrative backdrop. The thriller begins in small-town New Hampshire, the day of Jon Bronson’s kidnapping.


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Review: Ian McKellen blurs reality and fiction in “King Lear”

October 16, 2018 2:13pm

One of my fondest memories of my senior year of high school is when my English class read, performed and studied William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “King Lear.” At that time, the play captivated me with its stark and honest portrayal of human fallibility and tragic loss and it quickly became one of my favorite works of literature.


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Review: 'Sorry to Bother You' is an insane, surrealist ride

October 8, 2018 11:17pm

There’s crazy, there’s satire, there’s dystopian, and then there’s “Sorry to Bother You.” Musician Boots Riley’s 2018 directorial debut takes place in an alternative-world Oakland — but don’t let the term “alternative-world” fool you.