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The strangest chicken sex scene you’ll ever see

What’s there not to love about Pink Flamingos? It’s pure John Water’s B-movie gold with bad acting, horrible (but oh-so-good) dialogue, the late and fabulous Divine, the egg lady, and the strangest chicken sex scene ...

Monsters and swingers

The Monster Squad is Goonies meets every Universal Monster movie, and it doesn’t apologize for how it deals with it. It’s a combination of the macabre and the genre of kids getting shit done, with ...

An actress's movie recommendations

For TV shows, I really fell in love with Orphan Black. Not only is the show suspenseful and compelling but also, as an actress, I’m blown away by the performance that Tatiana Maslany gives. It’s ...

Great TV shows from across the pond

Idris Elba is fantastic as the title character in Luther, a homicide detective. Ruth Wilson (who many people know from The Affair) is wickedly brilliant! Luther is a well-written show with great pace and sublime ...

Gen Xer movie picks

If you’re a Gen Xer as I am, chances are your life has been greatly influenced by Ian Curtis. Control is a film directed by photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn. He brilliantly depicts troubled life, rise to ...

Hemlock Society movie picks

The right to a peaceful, humane death has been the subject of several dozen excellent films that the Hemlock Society of San Diego has been showing for free (usually at the La Jolla Library) every ...

Robots punching monsters

I’ve picked a big, technically advanced, epic-style movie, which is Pacific Rim (USA, 2013, Warner Brothers). It serves up robots punching monsters! I don’t really know what else needs to be said. There is a ...

Where score is central to movie plot

Blue is the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy. Blue explores the life of a widowed composer trapped by the legacy of her husband. The story unfolds as the main character attempts to ...

Stunning visuals and skilled storytelling

The Fall, directed by Tarsem, is an undiscovered gem. Set in a hospital in the 1920s, an injured stuntman forms a friendship with an immigrant girl. He begins to tell her an epic story. Yet, ...

Extreme and bizarre ideas realized

The food community expects me to site an erudite cuisine film like Babette’s Feast or Python’s Meaning of Life with its delicate and romantic wafer-thin mint scene. Ha! I’m more nuanced than that. Just chowed ...

Far more than pride goeth

Leading man Tyrone Power plays against type in Nightmare Alley (USA,1947, Twentieth Century Fox), the story of a drifter who becomes an ambitious carnival mind-reader. Success at convincing the “marks” of his psychic powers leads ...

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