Author: William Brownridge

Review: All the Rage

Some may be familiar with the name Dr. Sarno, although it may have been just a passing notice from being mentioned by a celebrity like Howard Stern. Dr. John Sarno began a movement looking at the connection between stress and emotional health and how it can cause physical pain in the body. Much of this was concerned with back pain, although the idea has been applied to any sort of chronic pain that many other doctors may recommend surgery for. His stance was controversial, mainly because it went against the work of other doctors, but an always growing amount...

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Review: Ozark

You wouldn’t be necessarily wrong to say that Ozark is hitting similar ground to a show like Breaking Bad. Replace meth with accounting and you can imagine where Ozark is heading in its 10 episode first season. There’s nothing wrong with that though, especially if you’ve been searching for the next show to dive in after your adventures with Walter White. Here, Jason Bateman stars as Marty Byrde, a financial advisor in Chicago who happens to be laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel. His family; wife Wendy (Laura Linney), and teenage children Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) and Charlotte (Sofia...

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Review: Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

After three decades with the New York City Ballet, “America’s greatest contemporary ballerina” Wendy Whelan is preparing to leave the company. Her body has been punished over the years, and while she’s escaped any injury or pain, it has finally caught up to her. An operation for an injury, and even hints from her boss that it may be time to call it quits, force Whelan to look at life after ballet. Determined to end things the way she wants, Whelan begins preparing a ballet titled Restless Creature, where she asks four choreographers to create a duet for her to...

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Review: Reset

Xia Tian (Mi Yang) is an associate researcher working on the discovery of parallel dimensions and the ability to send matter into one of these worlds 1 hour and 50 minutes back in time. After a disaster at an American research facility destroys all the research data, Xia is working in the only place able to still research and develop this time travel ability. With just a month left until they feel they’ll be able to not only extend the time they can travel back, but also begin human trials, Xia Tian’s son Doudou (Yihan Zhang) is kidnapped. A...

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Review: Okja

There’s been plenty of talk about Bong Joon Ho’s latest film, Okja. The director of hits like The Host and Snowpiercer returns to the world of giant monsters, although this time around it’s a much more friendly creature. In 2007, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) takes over the family business and is building it into an eco-friendly behemoth. In order to combat world hunger, Lucy has found a new breed of pig which grows to massive size. To hype the discovery, 26 of the creatures are sent to different parts of the world to be raised by a company selected farmer,...

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Review: GLOW

There may not have been a decade that was more entertaining than the ’80s. The television and film landscape seemed to be created in an atmosphere that was just more goofy fun compared to the rather dark decades that followed it. Capturing a lot of that spirit of fun was the short lived wrestling show GLOW or Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Where women were considered a sort of novelty act in typical wrestling shows of the time, GLOW allowed them to be the stars, and showed how they were more than capable of handling themselves in the ring. If...

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Review: The Bad Batch

Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) finds herself labelled “bad batch” and forced into a fenced off area of Texas desert wasteland, essentially removed from being a member of American society. Within the fenced wasteland are different groups of outcasts, including a group of cannibals. Kidnapped by the cannibals almost immediately after entering this wasteland, Arlen has a leg and an arm removed to feed the others. Kept alive, presumably to continue providing food for the cannibals, Arlen manages to escape and is rescued by Hermit (Jim Carrey), a mute who brings her to Comfort, a community that thrives on nightly parties...

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