Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

By John Paul

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss. 22 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine is that rare comedic film that earns its laughs through textured characterizations and authentic, humanizing contradictions.

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If you're a fan of Turkish 1970s psychedelic music, then 2006 was a good year.

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I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)

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7 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

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Simenon is best known, at least in the Anglophone world, for his Inspector Maigret mysteries, but The Strangers in the House is not really a crime novel.

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Children of Men (2007)

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'Caltiki': The Creeping Blob!

// Short Ends and Leader

"Even at its most creaky in between the hair-raising scenes of queasy ickiness, this movie appeals to style mavens, auteur watchers, and horror historians.

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