Molly Brown
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Molly Brown holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She left academia to work on her memoir. Followers and accolades welcome: @docpennington

Columns // 7 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

Meryl Streep, Sex Goddess | 21 Mar 2013 // 6:30 PM

Meryl Streep is portraying a string of desirous mammas, these days. In Mamma Mia, It's Complicated and Hope Springs, each of the leading ladies are mothers with grown children and a sexual appetite. A healthy one.

Movie Time Travel and the New Nostalgia | 9 Jan 2013 // 5:25 PM

The new nostalgia signals the ultimate rejection of millennial anxiety, postmodernism, irony and the future. It longs for a post-industrial, green world. Of course, that suggests a vague and painful longing for something that never was.


A Brilliant Bomb: 'Smash: Season One' | 25 Feb 2013 // 10:10 PM

Camp audiences have long recognized the pleasures of "bad", of the delectably ridiculous. We delight in their extravagant nonsense. We get disappointed if they fall into realism or normalcy. We like it bad. In fact, amp it up, will you?

'Memoir of the Sunday Brunch': Food, Family, Faith | 4 Dec 2012 // 5:10 PM

Julia Pandl's memoir elaborates on memories of growing up amidst the sensibilities of her parents: her father’s frugality and work ethic and her mother’s passivity and Catholicism.


The Impeccably Cute Delightfulness of Stuff: 'Moonrise Kingdom' | 17 Oct 2012 // 12:30 AM

I propose a souvenir shoppe, also called "Moonrise Kingdom", a kind of "pottery barn" filled with purchasable goods reproduced from the movie's sets, props and costumes.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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