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A Brief Hiatus, Maybe

As it may seem for the last 6 months or so of writing this blog I’ve been taking a quote-unquote brief hiatus, but instead of it being from odd stress here and there and writer’s block this new hiatus is because of no internet access. 88 more words

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Staff Picks #12: Somewhere (2010)

Plot:

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Why It’s A Staff Pick: 183 more words

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Staff Picks #11: Salinger (2013)

Plot:

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Why It’s A Staff Pick: 242 more words

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Staff Picks #10: Laurel Canyon (2002)

Plot: When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother’s house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Why It’s A Staff Pick: Though I consider “Laurel Canyon” the lesser of brilliant writer-director Lisa Cholodenko’s three movies, the others being “High Art” and “The Kids Are All Right”, it’s still a very well-written and well-developed character study of a young couple being brought into this hedonistic lifestyle completely unlike their own. 60 more words

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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013) Review


Plot: After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.

Almost every year in film there’s a slew of coming-of-age dramas that are either hyped-up unbelievable or come unexpectedly, and to be honest the majority of them, or at least the ones that I have seen, are not too great. 339 more words

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Staff Picks #9: Party Monster (2003)

Plot: This is the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate. 213 more words

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"Her" Review (2013)

Plot: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

**Review contains some strong language** 465 more words

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