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The Beguiled: Can I get you anything

Corporal McBurney is a wounded yankee soldier who throws himself on the mercy on Miss Martha’s secluded girls’ boarding school as the American Civil War rages just beyond the woods. McBurney is Initially treated with disdain by the young Southern ...

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Darien by C. F. Iggulden

C. F. Iggulden is the pseudonym of successful historical fiction writer Conn Iggulden. Darien is the author’s first attempt at a fantasy series, and a YA series at that. Having never read any of his previous work, I went into ...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

From the updated version of the Spider-Man theme song to Tom Holland’s exuberant performance, the newest reboot of Spider-Man is best described in one word: adorable. Perhaps that isn’t what you want in a superhero film, but I found it ...

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Okja: Unsophisticated issue-led propaganda

My only other exposure to writer/director Joon-ho Bong’s work is cli-fi Snowpiercer. While the Chris Evans science fiction flick had environmental issues as a backdrop to a tense thriller, Okja is entirely about the cruelties of the meat industry at ...

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Shattered Minds by Laura Lam

My previous forays into cyberpunk have not always been positive. I barely made it through Gibson’s Neuromancer, for instance. I forced myself to read to the end. I mean, it is a classic, genre-defining novel, I should be able to ...

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GLOW: We will be invincible!

The new female-centric Netflix show, GLOW, is very loosely inspired by the actual women’s wrestling league of the 1980’s, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. But beyond the idea of doing such a show, very little else in the series takes its ...

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