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All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Four

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the fourth night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. The festival continues through today; check out the schedule here.&nbs...   More
 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Three

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the third night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. Many of these comedians will perform again this weekend. The festival continues through Sunday; check out the schedule    More
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

When Women had Wings: Maleficent Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: C+I do not go willingly into that uncanny valley, and I do not slap on a pair of 3D glasses without some reluctance. That said, I’ll hand it to Maleficent: Its overdependence on CGI actually makes sense. All the better to self-parody with. The familiar visual touchstones are all there in this revisionist retelling of Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty, with ...   More
 
Monday, June 2, 2014 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

Bad Fairy

Maleficent through the ages.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Hell hath no fury like a woman denied an invite. That, arguably, is the moral of the Sleeping Beauty story. As the tale goes, the sprite that didn’t make the guest list still appears at the eponymou   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Midnight’s Children

Tiptoeing into the mystic.


Movie Reviews & Stories
I never thought I’d say this, but perhaps Salman Rushdie isn’t giving himself enough credit. In adapting his 1981 Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children, he works with director Deepa Mehta   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 SAUNDRA SORENSON

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Pia Zadora ruins everything.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When alums from TV’s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling reunite in a Vegas hotel more than 20 years after their show was canceled, three show up in wheelchairs. A few of the ambulatory ones boast to   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Buoy

Sisters and brothers should help each other.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Do not be turned off by the following descriptors: Kickstarter project. Eighty-minute phone conversation. Sibling dynamics. And don’t be too concerned that Buoy’s opening shots of an industria   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Gift Guide 2012: Your Unemployed Cousin


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For your recently de-commed cousin, the holiday season is likely to be a heady mix of frustration, PTSD and soul-crushing concern about meeting basic adult responsibilities—and on top of that, n   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Fun Size

A long, disgusting search for Shorty.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nickelodeon Movies is a studio with a wide range of tastes—or else it’s in a constant state of identity crisis. It’s responsible for Harriet the Spy but also Nacho Libre; both Lemony Snicket   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

How to Survive a Plague

Battling AIDS beyond the ribbon.


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“Ninety-three through ’95 were the worst years,” says longtime AIDS activist David Barr near the close of How to Survive a Plague. “And then we got lucky.” The sentiment captures the gen   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON
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