Get Out (2017)

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Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele

I live about forty miles from Charlottesville, one of the most socially and politically liberal cities in Virginia. Last week, in the unfolding Theater of the Absurd that is the daily news, neo-Nazis were grabbing their five minutes of fame. Dressed in white and carrying torches — like a terrifying parody of themselves — they gathered at a public park, protesting the removal of a statue of  Virginia’s most beloved Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Rumor has it they were joined by Richard Spencer, a vile lunatic whose blog has called for the genocide of Black people

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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

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Paperback, 399 pages

Published: April 26th 1991 by Picador (1st published 1991)

Setting: New York City

Warning: Disturbing and contains some spoilers.

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Patrick Bateman is in his mid-twenties, son of a wealthy family and a successful Harvard-educated businessman living the “American Dream” in New York City. He’s obsessed with the superficial trappings of wealth and success — who has the finer business card? How can I get a reservation at Dorsia?

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Gone Girl (2014)

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Written by: Gillian Flynn, based on her novel

Setting: Missouri

This spring, I’ll reach an important milestone: my 27th wedding anniversary. Crazy, isn’t it?

In my mind, I am way too young and cool for that. A perimenopausal matriarch’s delusion.

Marriage is an amazing and difficult journey. A couple starts out young and hopeful, and at some point — or at multiple points — in the relationship, each person has a jarring realization.

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