TV Review: Atypical

Normal is overrated. Or, at least that’s according to the tagline for Netflix’s newest half-hour comedy Atypical. The series centers on Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a high school senior who is on the spectrum. His autistic behaviors have isolated him from feeling “normal”, but all he wants is to be like all the other kids in…

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Movie Review: Dunkirk

Who would have thought that it was possible to tell a war saga quietly? But, surely enough Christopher Nolan has created a film of epic magnitude, with plenty of action, yet very minimal dialogue. Fear, hope and a myriad of other emotions are told through expressions and actions and the film is that much better…

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TV Review: The Last Tycoon

Hollywood glamour never seems to get old. The rich colors and tapestry of characters always seems to jump off the screen in a way that is equally mesmerizing and enlightening. And no one knew how to bring it to life better than F. Scott Fitzgerald. Based on his last piece of work, posthumously published, Amazon…

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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron is kicking ass and taking names in her newest spy thriller Atomic Blonde. A film not entirely solid in its story telling, it packs a punch, quite literally, with enough action and espionage to get anyone’s adrenaline pumping. Monster made her an Oscar winner, Mad Max: Fury Road made her an action star…

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Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

The final installment of the Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, is a film that not only tells a very powerful story, but also tugs at your emotions, and does so in a brilliantly captivating way. The use of motion-capture is phenomenal, showing just how far we’ve come…

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TV Review: Friends From College

Talk about a waste of talent. With a cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage and Nat Faxon, and guest stars like Billy Eichner, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Rogen, and Kate McKinnon you would think Netflix would have had an instant winner on its hands with Friends from College. But, what you get instead…

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Movie Review: The Big Sick

Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen. So, when one so full of heart and humor comes along, you have to stop and take notice. Based on Kumail Nanjiani’s real life relationship with his wife Emily, The Big Sick tells a sweet and funny story of Kumail, a stand-up comedian, who struggles how his relationship with…

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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

You would think I would have superhero fatigue by this point, and to an extent that is true. But, when a film is good, it seems to not matter that I feel like I’m watching the same things over and over again. Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, takes a well-known story and…

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TV Review: Glow

For wrestling fans of the 1980s, you may remember GLOW, aka The Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting. Now, Netflix is reintroducing this world of spitfire women, but in a new half-hour comedy starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron. An out of work actress looking to land one of those coveted roles only written for men, Ruth…

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Movie Review: The Beguiled

Not many can argue that this has been the year of Nicole Kidman. Between Lion, Top of the Lake, Big Little Lies and now The Beguiled, Kidman has been giving us some of the best performances of her career. In The Beguiled Kidman plays Miss Martha, the headmistress of an all-girls boarding school who finds…

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