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    Gretchen Smail

    Gretchen lives and works in SF as a freelancer. If not at work, is probably off eating ramen, petting dogs, or attempting yoga. Tweets too much at @ubeempress.

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  • The Beguiled: Gorgeous but Empty

    The Beguiled: Gorgeous but Empty0

    The Beguiled (2017) Directed by Sofia Coppola Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning Focus Features June 23, 2017 The Beguiled, directed by Sophia Coppola, is a gorgeous, but muted film. It’s an adaptation of the Gothic novel A Painted Devil by Thomas P. Cullinan and a remake of the lurid 1971

  • Fate of the Furious Is a Disservice to Han Seoul-Oh

    Fate of the Furious Is a Disservice to Han Seoul-Oh1

    The Fast and the Furious series has always been concerned about the joy and pathos of family. The series and actors themselves have certainly felt the weight of loss with the real life death of co-star Paul Walker in 2013, who received an emotional send-off at the end of Furious 7, and whose real-life relationship