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I Do and I Don’t by Jeanine Basinger

Recent events have led me to wonder when, and indeed if, same-sex marriage will be a theme…

Independent Ed by Ed Burns

I’m not typically a rah-rah, go-team type of guy. I’ve never really been one to read something…

Hollywood Frame by Frame by Karina Longworth

I have come to a conclusion that of all the information with which I am plagued, I…

Bombshell by James Reich

So many great “Avantpop” works—Steve Erickson’s Amnesiascope, Jonathan Lethem’s early genre novels, most everything by Kathy Acker—are…

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film is suspenseful, obsessive and quirky read up to a point.  The story revolves around Investigative…

Silver Linings Playbook, the movie

Cooper is a sly actor, he totally steps aside and lets the real talent shine, John Ortiz (underrated) and Jennifer Lawrence feed off him. In my novice estimation, an actor’s performance goes up a notch when he or she shuts up and lets the scene come to them. Cooper does this over and over.