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The 'Burbs: An American Gothic Tale

A cul-de-sac in an unassuming Midwestern suburb is the setting for this classic dark comedy from the ’80s. Though underappreciated, The ‘Burbs (1989) is one of my favorite movies and helped spark my interest in the unusual. 882 more words


What is GYNX?

GYNX is a darkly comedic stage play

by award-winning writer Alicen Grey.


A homeless teen lesbian, a prostituted girl, an underground abortionist and a former child porn victim are recruited into a rapist castration plot by a mysterious woman named Gynx. 462 more words


Where Dreams Have Fatal Consequences: Fargo Film Review

Andreas Mertin reviews Fargo by Joel and Ethan Coen.

It’s a homespun murder, dont’cha know. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) dreams of becoming rich like his father-in-law, Wade Gustafson (Harve Presnell), by investing in a parking garage development. 430 more words

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Book Rec: Heroes of the Frontier

When I picked up Heroes of the Frontier at the library the other day (yes, I’ve started visiting the local library!) I caught the phrase “comic story” on the back cover but failed to notice that they were preceded by the word “darkly”. 435 more words


"the glorious heresies" book review

“the glorious heresies” by lisa mcinerney

3.5 stars

god is a great listener, but he or she is not much of a talker. it is left to us poor souls here on earth to interpret signs along the way. 202 more words


The Lobster (2015)

What can I say about this movie, other than…if you are expecting a sappy love story,  you will need no tissues here.

This is nothing like The Notebook, folks! 987 more words