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Carol

Somewhat of a holiday tradition, we headed to the theater to see a movie on Christmas Day. This year we saw Carol, which was filmed largely in Cincinnati. It was pretty sweet to see our city stand in for New York and Chicago, and my mom recognized a ton of antiques that were bought from […]

The Force Awakens

I tried really hard to avoid spoilers, even going so far as installing an extension on my browser to prevent keywords from blocking content online. Alas, I failed. Just hours before seeing The Force Awakens on opening day I read a short status update that revealed something major. That aside, I was able to slip comfortably […]

The Martian

I tried reading The Martian, but there was all that math at the beginning and it was hard. So I was happy to see the film adaptation, and it was solid for the most part. The theater audience was actually quiet and I didn’t see a phone screen flash once. So pleasing. Korean food and […]

#shoegazing

The carpet at the AMC can hide kernels of popcorn and vomit with ease. I was there to see Interstellar, which I enjoyed well enough—because I don’t think too hard about these things. It likely helped that I didn’t read reviews beforehand. But that might’ve alerted me to the three hour runtime. I would have allocated […]

St. Vincent

I wouldn’t use HILARIOUS as the callout for St. Vincent, but it did bundle up humor and pain quite beautifully. Bonus? Catching up with Wendy over dinner afterward. Our assessment of the movie was inline. It was refreshing to see Melissa McCarthy in a non-over-the-top comedic role. Bill Murray is always a pleasure. Naomi Watts […]

Transparent

It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a television series So. Thoroughly.  Sure, many of the characters on Amazon’s Transparent are selfish and make me cringe with their bumbling, but there’s something intensely revealing about it all. I realllly enjoyed this first season. Bonus: The lovely swash and perfectly untracked opening credits. It’s like some nostalgic […]

One Hundred Years, Edie waits, Frank

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