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Top 25

I forgot, for some reason, to brag. Glimmertrain was a marvelous outlet for short stories and short shorts and they stopped publishing some time ago. I submitted for one of the very last short story awards and made it to … Continue reading

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SATC

Almost everyone in New York has experienced a group of young women, who sometimes call each other bitches, trying to live the life that the Sex and The City gang of four lived fictionally. I once accidentally went to one … Continue reading

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Afterparties

Afterparties: Stories by Anthony Veasna So My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wish I had liked these stories better. Some are compelling — especially the ones toward the end, but for the most part they’re forgettable. It’s especially sad … Continue reading

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Coming Out Colton

Colton Underwood is basically a gay media whore who, according to him, went on The Bachelor (a show of nearly unbelievable banality) because he thought it would make him straight. Given his basic blindness to himself and all those around … Continue reading

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Succession

Generally when you’re trying to decide who the main character is in any given story — if it’s not immediately obvious that is — you would ask a bunch of questions: “Who changes the most?” “Whose want drives the story?” … Continue reading

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Spencer by Stephen Knight and Pablo Larrain

There are two images for this movie: one has Diana in a red dress with a thin veil over her face, posing for the cameras. The one at the left is the less used one because it is (in the … Continue reading

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Peril

Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa My rating: 4 of 5 stars Peril remains. That is the overarching theme of this narrative of Joe Biden’s decision to run, the two presidential campaigns and then the pandemic which turned those … Continue reading

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Tammy Faye was a pioneer.

I didn’t see The Eyes of Tammy Faye documentary upon which the film of the same name is based. So I don’t know how accurate it is or if Jessica Chastain’s version is embellished with a newer sensibility about Tammy … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk About Mike White

The writer Mike White is a gay man who grew up in California, born in 1970 and got his first writing credit at 28. In 2000 he acted in a movie he wrote called Chuck & Buck, which was the … Continue reading

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Two movies, completely different.

Annette, written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Carax. Free Guy, written by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn. First one first. Annette is a musical disaster, but it is such a peculiar disaster that it’s actually interesting, … Continue reading

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