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The Herzoggiest

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Community Rallies Around Dixie Quicks’ Rene Orduna

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Monks are Coming

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‘Pura Vida’

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The cow jumped over the moon.

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Co-Operation Art

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The Cold Tomorrow

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No Country for Poor Men

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Enzo’s Wines, Zurlo’s Last Chance to Dine, Soaring Wings Swine on the Vine

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Sunshine Superman

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Just Watch Once

Don’t Think Twice isn’t quite a misfire, but it’s still a bit disappointing after such a promising start. The first half hour or so felt as if it was setting up the best, most original comedy of 2016. Eventually, Don’t Think Twice settled for “existential crisis about adult-ing in New York” territory so “by the numbers” that I was amazed Lena Dunham hadn’t shown up…until Lena Dunham actually showed up. After...

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Hard Not to Laika

“Show your work.”

That statement is both an admonition given by rigid mathematics instructors and part of the reason why stop-motion animation continues to captivate. The meticulous, painstaking craft of slowly posing miniature figures requires an effort that simply doesn’t come across when watching computer animation. It’s not to say that the latter doesn’t require intense work and produce quality art, only that...

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Funny Noir Die

Sporting dialogue hotter than a recently spent shell casing and comedy slightly less dark than a necrophiliac stand-up comedian’s set, The Nice Guys targets a niche audience. Luckily, I am pretty much the captain of the populace living in said niche. Crudely clever and savagely stylish, writer/director Shane Black’s latest doesn’t quite equal the magic of his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but everyone knows Ryan Gosling is a...

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Holistic vs. Conventional

There are two kinds of medicine being practiced in the United States and mostly they are diametrically opposed. One form is of the traditional sort, used for thousands of years, that engages nature and our human relationship to healing. It treats the human being as whole, acknowledging that the entire essence of a human works together in achieving health. It supports the natural ability of a human to heal. Every...

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You Keep Using That Word…

The word “indignation” is used to describe anger provoked by what is perceived to be unfair treatment…so why is the new film by James Schmaus called Indignation? I know it’s the title of the original novel by Phillip Roth, but that doesn’t mean it works for the film adaptation. It must be a feeling that’s much more prevalent in the novel because, as far as I could tell, the lead character’s “indignation” only...

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