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It’s Complicated Is a Garbage Movie

It’s Complicated continued Nancy Meyers’ hot streak and was nominated for 3 Golden Globes. But it’s a garbage movie. Find out why I find this romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin absolutely infuriating–not to mention insulting.

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September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Believe Me, by Eddie Izzard: Book Review

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Eddie Izzard’s ‘Dressed to Kill’ is one of my all-time favorite comedy specials. But does the celebrated comedian’s style translate well to memoir?

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

La La Land is a Garbage Movie

La La Land was adored by critics and audiences alike, setting a record for Golden Globe wins and nearly winning an Oscar for Best Picture. But it’s a garbage movie, and I’m breaking my silence about it.

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling

Harry competes in the Triwizard Tournament while Voldemort plans his return. Turns out there is still magic for adults in the Harry Potter books–once Harry gets a little older.

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher: Book Review

An actress struggles toward sobriety in this fictionalized version of Carrie Fisher’s own struggles with substance abuse, famously adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The North Water, by Ian McGuire: Book Review

What happens when a guilt-ridden surgeon meets a violent sociopath? Nothing good. This visceral Man Booker Prize finalist pits reason against base instinct aboard a whaling vessel in the 19th century.

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Fletcher, by Tom Perrotta: Book Review

Is it time for Tom Perrotta to move on? And can a novel that trades on white privilege get away with it if it pretends to be in on the joke?

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment