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Shirley

June 25, 2020 Stephanie Dolan

By Bradley Lane Horror pioneer Shirley Jackson’s writing is both idiosyncratic and highly influential. First shocking readers in June of 1948, her short story, The Lottery, became an instant culture war. Critics heaped upon her […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

June 11, 2020 Stephanie Dolan

By Bradley Lane Cinema is an extremely powerful medium for telling stories about humanity. Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, is, if not anything else, a story about […]

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The Painter and the Thief

May 28, 2020 Stephanie Dolan

By Bradley Lane Barbora is a struggling, but talented, artist displaying her paintings in a gallery in Oslo in April of 2015. Bertil is a drug-addled small-time criminal, and on April 20, 2015 he stole […]

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Bad Education

May 21, 2020 Stephanie Dolan

By Bradley Lane Relative newcomer, director Cory Finley, scored big when his second film ever premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. It was then subsequently purchased by HBO, a sale that got […]

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The Half of It

May 14, 2020 Stephanie Dolan

By Bradley Lane “Cyrano de Bergerac” is a play that was written in 1897 by French playwright Edmond Rostand, and while classical French plays aren’t really my thing, its influence has been felt throughout all […]