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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

The Rundown: The Week in Brief 9/18/2020

The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest Continues to Rage The Bobcat Fire, which began on September 6th, has now  burned over 50,000 acres and is at 3% containment, continuing to affect the skies and air quality, as far away … Continue reading

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Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Fascinating “Monstress”

“Monstress” is a beautiful and dark graphic novel series (2015-current) written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda. The gorgeous art depicts a complex and violent world where tensions never cease between the Ancients (anthropomorphic animal lords), Arcanics (human-animal … Continue reading

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New DOSSHAUS Exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery: POP GOES

David Connelly AKA DOSSHAUS returns to the Corey Helford Gallery in downtown L.A. with a new exhibit entitled POP GOES . . ., available (online only) until July 3rd. If you’re not familiar with Connelly’s black & white painted and … Continue reading

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“A Woman’s Guide To Low Self-Esteem”: You TOO May Have Scalp Odor

“Imagine if as much thought and strategy were applied to world peace as they have been to vanquishing the eternal scourge, unsightly fat.” “A Woman’s Guide to Low Self-Esteem” is a funny and sometimes surprising look at the onslaught of … Continue reading

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“Mystify” Examines Passionate INXS Frontman Michael Hutchence

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence” is a dreamy-paced documentary about the late INXS singer, told through oral accounts and video clips, including home footage taken by Hutchence, family members and girlfriends. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, it … Continue reading

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Sophie Thatcher is Stranded on an Alien World in “Prospect”

“Prospect,” directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell, is an excitingly well-made independent sci-fi film with practical effects and good characters. It stars Sophie Thatcher as a teenager who arrives on an alien moon with her fallible father (Jay Duplass) … Continue reading

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A Family is Torn Apart & Patched Back Together in “Collisions”

“Collisions,” a new film written and directed by Richard Levien, is the story of one San Francisco family’s total disruption when their widowed mother (Ana de la Reguera) is arrested by ICE. Starring Izabella Alvarez as super smart 12-year-old Itan … Continue reading

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“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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