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The Returned: The Creepiest TV Series You Must See

By Lisa Waugh The Returned is a hypnotic television show airing on the Sundance Channel that reminds me of a freshened Twin Peaks or a French Let the Right One In. Set in the French Alps in a sleepy town, as the reservoir dips to an alarming level, the dead are coming back to life. […]

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Sound Strider’s ‘Intrepid Travels’ Explodes the GPS

by Lisa Waugh Sound Strider is the score of a surrealistic landscape at the deft hands of a mind explorer. Sound Strider’s self-promotion can be on the ridiculous side with his description of his latest EP, Intrepid Travels describing it thusly: “unique brand of haute sonique from on the finest waveforms hand picked from the […]

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Haute Cuisine

If you love a good cooking movie and are in search of the French Julia Child, then you’ve found a lovely little film. “Based on real characters and lives, this food-rich drama recounts Hortense Laborie’s experiences as personal chef for the president of France. After reluctantly accepting the job, Hortense braves the intimidating atmosphere of […]

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The Moo Man

As docs go, this one is quiet and dignified. A simple, gentle farmer Stephen Hook demonstrates why his milk and dairy products are so pure; happy, contented cows. His herd follows him around like loyal hounds. He births them, let’s the bulls live and cries when his favorite queen cow, Ida, lies down in the […]

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Somm

How many ways can a bunch of people describe a glass of chardonnay? You’d be very surprised and bored by the end of a rundown from one of these candidates, studying for and trying to pass the nearly unpassable Master Sommelier’s exam. Imagine trying to take a test that only 170 some odd people have passed. […]

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Code of the West

Code of the West  If you are looking to understand the federal and state marijuana laws, then Code of the West will certainly not clear that up. This doc emphasizes the ambiguity of the law using Montana as a battleground. America’s continued schizophrenia over what it perceives as a threat is explored as lobbyists, growers […]

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Netflix Offers Up the Wonderful ‘Rita’

by Lisa Waugh If Linda Hamilton were Danish, smoked and was a slutty private school teacher, she’d be Rita. Or if Fergie were really skinny. This well made TV series is currently lighting up Netflix and is worth a watch. All 8 episodes are fresh, fun and full of terrific acting. Big distractions are the […]

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