Midweek Micro Review: The Double

Clocking in at a lean 93 minutes, The Double (2013) is a perfect entertainment escape for midweek, when it’s hard to commit to more than an episode or two of something before falling asleep on the couch. A strange and melancholy comedy, based on a short-story by Dostoyevsky (a guy pretty much known for his […]

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The Screen and I

Before we delve further into the world of Netflix binges, director marathons and Oscar-season movie reviews, I wanted to give you guys a glimpse into my personal history with film and television – a sort of “who’s who” of shows, movies and characters that have influenced my opinions and tastes. As a child of the […]

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The Five Television Shows You Should Have Watched This Year, But Didn’t

#5 The Nuanced Thriller:┬áThe Americans This is the show I’d brave arguing with my mother-in-law for. Tatyana, originally from the southern Russia, is especially sensitive to any Eastern European stereotypes in movies or TV and I don’t blame her – I’ve sat through enough Bonds, James Bonds, Die Hards and other action movie franchises (even […]

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