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Everyday I Write the Book (And It Sucks): The Words Reviewed

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Sometimes, things get lost in the shuffle around here. The Words, a romantic drama with an alleged literary pedigree, opened two weeks ago, and critic Saundra Sorenson wrote this dire warning for anyone thinking a movie featuring Bradley Cooper as a embattled plagiarizer might be worth plunking down money to see. Unfortunately, while her truncated review has appeared in print, the full review has ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: The Queen of Versailles

One-percenter blues.


Brew Views
Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and a gaudy empire in Orlando. Three years ago, she was   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Safety Not Guaranteed

Slack to the future.


Brew Views
There is something heartbreakingly real in witnessing a wizened writer in his mid-30s demand of an intern: “Why are you sitting there in front of that screen? You’re a young man!” That’s   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

2 Days in New York

Empire State of relationship drama.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s a disservice to judge 2 Days in New York by the same standards we would its prequel, 2007’s 2 Days in Paris. Paris saw Marion (writer-director Julie Delpy) introducing her neurotic boyfri   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Queen of Versailles

When the 1 percent defaults.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Snow White and the Huntsman

Bad apples.


Brew Views
Snow White and the Huntsman is beautifully, blessedly graphic. It goes far beyond threats of dismemberment and filicide. There’s the dark forest, which provides Snow White (Kristen Stewart) wi   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Love in the time of apocalypse.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a world where the Armageddon plan of attack didn’t work and the asteroid is still coming for us, a dialed-down Steve Carell sits listening to a forecast of the end of the world. His wife fl   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Hysteria

A movie with great buzz. Am I right, ladies?!


Movie Reviews & Stories
 It is absolutely true that many Victorian-era doctors would masturbate their female patients. It wasn’t...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Safety Not Guaranteed

Mumbling through time.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There is something heartbreakingly true in witnessing a wizened writer in his mid-30s demand of an intern, “Why are you sitting there in front of that screen? You’re a young man!” Why are    More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Twihard, With a Princess: Snow White and the Huntsman Reviewed

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This adaptation of Snow White -- the second to hit theaters this year -- screened after press deadlines. Turns out, it ain't no Mirror Mirror. Thank God.

WW Critics Grade: A-

Snow White and the Huntsman is beautifully, blessedly graphic.
It goes far beyond threats of dismemberment and filicide. There’s the dar...   More
 
Friday, June 1, 2012 by SAUNDRA SORENSON
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