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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.

“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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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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