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All content by Colleen Secaur
An angry-looking black bear growls against a red background.

Review: ‘Cocaine Bear’ is at its best when it’s just about a bear on cocaine

Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer Mar 7, 2023

In 1985, a black bear ate 75 pounds of cocaine in a forest in Georgia, and died of an overdose almost immediately. It’s a weird story for sure, the type of story you could tell...

An illustration of two hands touching, holding two small figures by strings made of leafy vines. One of the figures is a woman wearing a long blue dress, a head covering and a veil, and the other is a man wearing a long yellow garment and a yellow hat with brown shoes. They are linking arms.

Spaces for Queer Women Are in Need of a Resuscitation

Arranged marriages are often presumed to be cold by nature, but my family taught me how loving they truly are.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer Feb 26, 2023

A teenager wearing a green jacket and a burnt orange beanie is standing, holding a guitar case on his back. A woman stands to the right of the teenager, wearing wire-frame glasses and black clothes. They are looking at one another.

Review: ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ doesn’t know what to do with itself

Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut flounders — much like its two main characters.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer Feb 7, 2023

A “Jesse Eisenberg character” is an archetype easily constructed in the moviegoing public’s mind. He’s awkward, pretentious and neurotic — and maybe a bit moneyed and...

An illustration of a spooky looking brown, two-story house at night during a lightning storm.

Review: ‘Barbarian’ is a gleeful homage to things that go bump in the night

An Airbnb rental mishap goes awry in a horror debut for the ages. “Barbarian” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
Colleen Secaur, Staff Writer Oct 14, 2022

Zach Cregger’s “Barbarian” seems to be multiple films in one. Just when you think you’ve got your finger on what you’re watching, the tone, plot and pacing shifts and...