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Erica Putis "The Girl Of The Song" (2017) ***1/2

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The Girl Of The Song (2017) is a fun fantasy adventure book for all ages. Fans of Labyrinth, The Dark Crystaland The Neverending Storyshould be very pleased with Erica Putis' short novel, one filled with magic and life lessons. My only complaint is that it's too short - I wanted more details about the various characters that the lead character Opal encounters, as well as the other world where she meets them. Here's to hoping for more stories from Erica in the future.

Barton Fink (1991) ****1/2

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Coen's Kafkaesque creation crafted to (near) perfection.

City Of The Living Dead (1980) ****

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Guts 'n ghouls 'n drills 'n maggots.

Focus On Film: Episode 56 - November 2017 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 56 is up!
Download the MP3 HERER & D talk about sex, violence, what a douche Marc Tyler Nobleman is, movies that we love that everyone else doesn’t + more!
In this episode: November 2017 Criterion Collection Titles AnnouncementCriterion Most WantedBest & Worst Of The Month– The Girl From Rio (1969), Batman & Bill(2017), Straw Dogs (1971), Apur Sansar(1959)Revolving Topic

Rainer Maria "S/T" (2017) ****1/2

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I love this album so much. It somehow manages to perfectly channel previous albums such as A Better Version Of Me (2017) and still feel fresh and exciting. RMdoesn't reinvent the wheel on 'S/T' but rather they deliver a rock solid rock album, with hints of The Breeders, Sleater-Kinney and Mazzy Starr. I can't wait to see them live in September (the first time I will have since 2001, I believe).

The Fly II (1989) ***

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Logan Lucky (2017) ****

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The'berghis back and as awesome as ever. A southern fried Ocean'swith hints of Out Of Sight (1998). Logan Lucky(2017) was so much damn fun—the best Elmore Leonard-esque film made since he passed.

Raising Arizona (1987) ****1/2

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John Waters "Shock Value" (1981) ****

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Incredibly entertaining memoirs by one of our true "national treasures" (an overused term).

Blow-Up (1966) ****

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The New Centurions (1972) ***1/2

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10 Rillington Place (1971) ****

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Don't Look In The Basement (1973) *1/2

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Very bad film.

The Girl From Rio (aka The Seven Secrets Of Sumuru) (aka Rio 70) (1969) ***

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A decent Bond/Barbarella/Diabolikknock-off but it's a bit too meandering and goofy at times to be a true cult classic.