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    TV Recap: ‘Mrs. America’ Episode 4 – ‘Betty’

    What does it feel like to start a movement and have it take on another life outside of you? With the publication of “The Feminist Mystique,” Betty Friedan (Tracey Ullman) lit a fuse that blew up and became the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. While still heralded as the pioneer, the latest episode […] More

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    TV Recap – “Mrs. America” Episode 2 – “Gloria”

    It takes thirty-eight states to ratify an amendment to the Constitution. By the start of Episode Two of “Mrs. America,” eight states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Republican political figure and housewife Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett) doesn’t feel there’s much hope to stop the amendment. Just one phone call from a housewife in Oklahoma […] More

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    TV Recap: ‘Mrs. America’ Episode 1 – ‘Phyllis’

    At the 2007 Oscars, host Jon Stewart mused, “How great of an actress is Cate Blanchett?” The audience applauded, as the actress was nominated twice that very night (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age” in Lead and “I’m Not There” in Supporting). Blanchett has made a career out of her versatility (even taking on thirteen different roles […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Has Instant Replay Value

    Gamers of every generation and gender will like “Sonic the Hedgehog” enough to put a ring on it. Sega’s enduring video game franchise gets a smashing live-action graphical upgrade courtesy of visual effects artist and debut filmmaker, Jeff Fowler. Gone are the hideous visuals of first trailer yesteryear. Here to stay is the same colorful, […] More

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    TV Review: ‘Dead to Me’ Comes To Life Intermittently

    Grief sends us to funny places. Amidst the loss and confusion, one might search for a life raft or buoy to tether to. Netflix’s latest dramedy, “Dead to Me” from showrunner Liz Feldman, constructs an odd-couple friendship out of this dark truth. As the Oscar and Felix (or younger Grace and Frankie), Christina Applegate and […] More

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    Lena Dunham Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

    One of the landmark directors of the past thirty years has been Quentin Tarantino. The legendary filmmaker is known for his controversial movies, which feature violence and pop culture driven screenplays. While “Pulp Fiction” remains his triumph, Tarantino has had a pretty strong run since “Inglourious Basterds” in 2009. His next film, “Once Upon a Time […] More

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    Film Review: Rob Reiner’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Has Righteous Anger But No Form

    Without question, filmmaker Rob Reiner has his heart in the right place. The story of the Knight Ridder journalists who pursued the truth about the War in Iraq is one worth telling. Even in today’s climate where anger is at peak form, it’s prudent to remember the lies of a past President and his administration. […] More

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    TV Review: ‘Westworld’ Shows Swagger and Confidence Missing in Season 1

    There’s something great about watching a show come into its own. Mike Schur of “Parks and Rec” and “The Office” fame has long posited that shows should throw most of their first eight or so episodes. Often the writers, actors, and directors don’t know what the show is yet. This theory has come up before, but no […] More

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