Sarah Osman

Television Review: “The Vince Staples Show” — Perfect Straight Man for a Surrealist World

February 18, 2024
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A welcome addition to the absurdist satire genre of rapper-turned-comedian.

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Graphic Novel Review: “Freshman Year” — Remembrance of Cafeteria Meals Past

February 10, 2024
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“Freshman Year” is marketed as YA, but those of us who recently went through our freshman year will appreciate this graphic novel the most.

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Television Review: “Death and Other Details” — Adrift at Sea

January 18, 2024
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Mocking the wealthy with a homicidal intrigue tossed in doesn’t always make for a fun watch.

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Film Review: “Bitconned” — Digital Scamming

January 5, 2024
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In terms of documentary-subjects-you’ll-love-to-hate, “Bitconned”‘s reptilian Ray Trapani is at the top of the line of bottom feeders.

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Television Review: “We Live Here: The Midwest” — Family Matters

December 7, 2023
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By focusing on just a few households, rather than surveying all the available examples, this documentary succeeds at its essential (and valuable) goal — to humanize its subjects.

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Television Review: “The Curse” — Inept White Saviors

November 11, 2023
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The series’s fierce satiric take down of America’s enlightened white elite is brilliant.

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Television: “Goosebumps” — Disney’s Subpar Version of “Stranger Things”

October 29, 2023
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Goosebumps is pretty much a failure as a series because it lacks most of R.L. Stine’s entertaining alchemy.

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Television Review: “The Devil on Trial” — A Demon for a Client?

October 21, 2023
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Despite a slow first half, “The Devil on Trial” picks up speed and suggests that the truth can be more infuriating than fiction.

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Film Review: “Cassandro” — The Exótico as Champion

September 26, 2023
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Watching Cassandro become the “Liberace of Luchadors” is enthralling in itself, but we are also given the drama of seeing the protagonist wrestle with his own personal demons.

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YA Book Review: “A Tall Dark Trouble” — Witchy Doings in Cuba and Florida

September 20, 2023
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I’m happy to add the brujas of “A Tall Dark Magic” to my own personal spell book featuring the names of the witches I love.

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