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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.

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...

Review: James Bond: Service Special

On some level, James Bond has always represented Britain's struggle for relevance on the world stage. Whether he acknowledged it or not, Ian Fleming...

Becoming Bond: For Bond Fans Only

Becoming Bond, a Hulu original documentary about one-time James Bond actor George Lazenby's life begins with a quote from Winston Churchill. "History will be...

Arrow, “Missing” — A Set-up Episode that Wasn’t Terrible

After delivering a worthless filler episode last week, Arrow gave us one of its usual, pre-finale table-setting episodes last night—and it was surprisingly great. Now...

The Wall: A Good Movie Made a Few Years too Late

The Wall isn't a bad movie. The premise is exciting: two American snipers immobilized and at the mercy of a hostile Iraqi sniper. It's...

Arrow, ‘Honor Thy Fathers’ — All the Daddy Issues

After delivering its best episode in months last week, Arrow returned last night with one of its most mediocre. There was nothing necessarily bad...