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Housebound — a woman forced to live back at home under house arrest

Comes to believe her childhood home is haunted

Lost Girl is one of my all-time favorite shows. The story revolves around Bo (the amazing Anna Silk) as she navigates a world of magical creatures, and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), Bo’s wisecracking best friend. I ...

An NBC series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I want to visit the quiet little town of Midnight

Midnight, Texas, is a new NBC series that reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with its quirky characters, supernatural influences, and murder. Manfred, a psychic able to communicate with the dead, is ...

Repo! The Genetic Opera casts shadow on transplants

What happens if you can’t pay for your new organ?

What if you needed a new liver? Or a new heart? What if replacing an organ were as easy as buying a new washing machine? Repo! The Genetic Opera takes that idea and makes it ...

So bizarre yet you can’t look away

Deliciously bad

3 Women is truly avant-garde. It concerns the socially awkward Millie as she incessantly narrates her every thought and action to an adoring and naïve Pinky, and Willie, an eerie mute pregnant woman who paints ...

Daniel Holden after his release from death row

Mockumentary of one of England’s loudest bands

Rectify is a wonderfully slow-paced four-season drama. I’m impressed when a show successfully portrays a variety of perspectives that you might not agree with but you grow to understand. Set in Paulie, Georgia, it explores ...

Shocked and amused by a young paparazzi

Performances do not have to be loud to be riveting

The documentary Teenage Paparazzo starts with Adrian Grenier of Entourage being shocked and amused by a young paparazzi who is terrifying good at his job. Their awkward friendship springboards into an exploration of the young ...

The dialogue is pure Joss Whedon gold

It’s no surprise he'd take on a personal project written by the immortal Bard

I recently rewatched the entire Buffy the Vampire Slayer (USA, 1997–2003, WB Television_ series with my 15-year-old son and I was completely enthralled, yet again. Two decades after it first aired — Buffy still slays. ...

Never seen Sophie’s Choice?!

A life-changing movie

It always surprises me when people tell me they’ve never seen Sophie’s Choice (USA/UK, 1982, Associated Film Distribution). Meryl Streep is magnificent as the woman faced with life-changing and often impossible choices at every step. ...

A life spent posing as a cultural poobah

Struck by older characters

The Great Beauty (Italy, 2013, Janus Films) sweeps me away. It is a paean to Rome, a tip of the hat to Fellini, and a thoughtful look at a man who peaked in his 20s ...

A funny and fascinating glimpse of mating habits

Do you know what an epigyne is?

Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live (USA, 2015, Ovation) is an ultimately educational but undeniably funny and fascinating glimpse into the mating habits of numerous species. Rossellini proves that she can tackle any acting role, even ...

Noir with a twist

A jaw-dropping, cameo-stuffed, hilarious joyride

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (USA, 1988, Touchstone Pictures) and Shutter Island(USA, 2010, Paramount Pictures) — noir with a twist! After taking the ride at Disneyland, what better to do than finally watch Who Framed Roger ...

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