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Marisa Carpico

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By day, Marisa Carpico stresses over America’s election system. By night, she becomes a pop culture obsessive. Whether it’s movies, TV or music, she watches and listens to it all so you don’t have to.

Lemon is The Emperor’s New Clothes of Movies

Sometimes art is impenetrable. Think of a director like David Lynch. His goal isn't necessarily to deliver a coherent story, it's to challenge the...
Tatum Driver Keogh in Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky is Ocean’s 11 on a NASCAR Track, But It’s Stuck in First...

Four years ago, director Steven Soderbergh left movies behind to make critically-acclaimed television instead. Now, he returns to the big screen with Logan Lucky,...

Review: Dead of Winter #1

Based on the popular table-top game of the same name, Oni Press’s new series Dead of Winter follows former Lassie-esque stunt dog, Sparky, and...

Landline is a Disconnect Between Jenny Slate’s Brilliant Performance & The Rest of the...

When writer-director Gillian Robespierre and former Saturday Night Live cast-member Jenny Slate worked together on 2014's Obvious Child, the result felt almost revelatory. The film...

Jay Duplass on Landline, Jenny Slate, and Playing Unlikeable Characters

Most people probably know Jay Duplass best as the douche-y Pfefferman brother, Josh, on Amazon's Emmy-winning comedy, Transparent. However, the actor has actually been...

The Beguiled: #VengefulBitches

In a recent GQ interview, director Sofia Coppola admitted that she had never heard of the Bechdel Test. While that gap in knowledge may...
Zoe Kazan and Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick

The Big Sick is a Complicated and Compelling Rom Com

Life-threatening illness isn't an obvious jumping off point for a romantic comedy, but that's exactly what actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon...
Kumail Nanjiani in the Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter & Co. Talk About The Big Sick

The rom-com is long past its ‘90s heyday, but The Big Sick, opening Friday, may be the bolt of lightning the genre needs to...

Review: Wonder Woman Annual #1

Annual issues aren't always worth buying. At best, they can feel disconnected from the main narrative and at worst, they can feel like an...

Arrow, “Lian Yu”: On Vampires, Superheroes and When to Say Enough is Enough

The most disappointed I have ever been in a TV show was the series finale of The Vampire Diaries a few months ago. Much...