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09 Apr 2019

Highlights from “What The Fest!?” NYC Film Festival and Events.

Hello from NYC, BAS readers! Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best film festivals around for its second year. “What The Fest!?” took place at the IFC Center in Manhattans West Village neighborhood for 4 fantastic days filled with horror, indie and documentary films

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02 Oct 2018

‘All About Nina’ Is The Powerful Story We Need Right Now

For those that follow me, you know that I’m a stand-up comedian along with being a writer on this very site. I’ve been involved in comedy for a little over a decade and I’ve come across all sorts of comedians along the way. I’ve considered myself an ally to women,

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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11 May 2018

“Life Of The Party” is a Generic, Paint-By-Numbers Comedy

“Life of The Party” Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Christina Aguilera, Matt Walsh The latest Melissa McCarthy movie is exactly what 90% of Melissa McCarthy vehicles have been. She’s out of her element, does physical comedy, has zany lines that seem improvised and there are pretty

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25 Apr 2018

Review: “You Were Never Really Here” Is A Slow Burning Artsy Conundrum

  “You Were Never Really Here” Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix’s Beard, A Little Girl, An Old Lady, Guys With Hammer Wounds Directed By: Lynne Ramsay “You Were Never Really Here” was both the title of the movie and a reference to missing plot points. Honestly, the plot was thin,

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