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Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.

“AGA” Brings The Lonely Tundra To U.S. Theaters

The Bulgarian film “Ága” opens in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal on September 27th. A favorite at international festivals, the movie has also been selected as that country’s Oscar submission this year for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Milko Lazarov, it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Fascinatingly Odd and Brutal “Darlin'”

Directed by and starring Polyanna McKintosh, “Darlin’” is the sequel to the 2011 Lucky McKee horror film “The Woman,” which is based on the Jack Ketchum novels “Off Season” and “Offspring.” If I had known that before watching “Darlin,’” I … Continue reading

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Alamo Drafthouse’s Video Vortex Comes to Los Angeles

Calling all film buffs, Video Vortex is set to arrive in downtown L.A. this year!  The soon-to-be-opened Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles (summer 2019) has just announced that an L.A. branch of the video store & bar—already located in San Francisco as … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Boy and His Dog at The End of The World”

“A Boy and His Dog at The End of The World” by C. A. Fletcher—unrelated to Harlan Ellison’s “A Boy and His Dog” and its famous film adaptation—is the story of young Griz, who lives with his family on a … Continue reading

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“Be Natural” Honors Highly Influential First Female Filmmaker

“Be Natural” is a documentary by Pamela B. Green about the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, who remains largely unknown by many modern filmmakers and the general public. Narrated by Jodie Foster, and using visually interesting graphics to move the … Continue reading

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“Starfish” Blends Grief With Lovecraft In Unexpected Ways

“Starfish” is a dreamy, atmospheric film that blends a young woman’s grief over the death of her best friend—and guilt over an unrelated infidelity—with a sudden apocalyptic event similar to the premise of the 2013 movie “Banshee Chapter,” which in … Continue reading

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Album Review: Bella Novela’s High Energy “Incinerate”

Long Beach-based Bella Novela are a trio that blend melodic metal with ’70s & ’80s rock, spearheaded by singer Jackie Laws’ powerful voice. Their songs are well-crafted blasts of drums (Jannea McClure), riffs and harmonizing guitar solos (Jacob Heath) that … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Avengers & Alice Bag at Alex’s Bar 2/10/19

Late 70s San Francisco punk band The Avengers played Alex’s Bar in Long Beach last month with L.A.’s own Alice Bag. It was an afternoon matinee show on a rainy day and it started late; The Alley Cats were a … Continue reading

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Fantasies and Fairy Tales at LACMA

One of the newer exhibits currently at LACMA is Fantasies and Fairy Tales, which features artwork and graphic design mostly from the late 1800s and early 1900s that was inspired by myths, fairy tales and legends. There are a few … Continue reading

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A List of Favorites From 2018

As usual, my Year End list doesn’t include much released in the current year, because I’m a slow mover with a tendency to look back over my shoulder. But here are some things I discovered this year that I recommend. … Continue reading

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