Five Episodes of The Twilight Zone to Watch After Seeing Us | Balder and Dash

by Brian Tallerico March 25, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet After his Oscar-winning success with “Get Out,” Jordan Peele could have done virtually anything. Not only did he produce another

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Aidy Bryant Carries Hulu’s Shrill | Demanders

by Allison Shoemaker March 25, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet There’s a moment near the end of “Annie,” the first episode of “Shrill,” in which our heroine is subjected to

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Larry Cohen: 1941-2019 | Balder and Dash

by Peter Sobczynski March 24, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet Since the creators of B-movies generally do not have such luxuries as famous actors, familiar properties and large budgets to

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Hooray for Historic Chicago Female African-American Mayoral Contenders Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot | Chaz’s Journal

by Chaz Ebert March 22, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet In an historic twist, Chicago will elect its first African-American woman Mayor, 100 years after a series of violent race riots

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Happiness and Artifice: The Performances of Julianne Moore | Balder and Dash

by Max O’Connell March 22, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet Gloria Bell (Julianne Moore) comes to the dance club frequently. She loves the music—‘70s and ‘80s pop ballads and disco

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Sunset Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

Unlike most costume dramas, “Sunset“—a moving Hungarian character study set in Budapest during 1913—isn’t a movie you can easily get lost in. The movie’s disorienting and visually austere style takes

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Dragged Across Concrete Movie Review (2019)

The cops-and-robbers genre is typically one that feels more accelerated than others, complete with quick cuts, witty dialogue, and narrative time jumps. S. Craig Zahler’s “Dragged Across Concrete” asks does

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Hotel Mumbai Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

How do we establish a proper ethics code around a narrative film that dramatically recreates an act of real-life terrorism? How much time do we need to allow between the

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Relaxer Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

I don’t know if you can get on the same wavelength as “Relaxer”; you’re either with this grimy slacker comedy or you aren’t. I like “Relaxer” a lot, possibly because it

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Out of Blue Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

Writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz famously said that the difference between movies and life is that movies have to make sense. The arc of a storyline with a beginning, middle and end,

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