Posts by Lauren Herstik

Lauren Herstik

About The Author

Lauren is a writer whose work comes up in a google search of Gawker.com, PeterGreenberg.com, Tufts University publications, hot dogs, Downton Abbey, and New Jersey municipal government. She's an east coast transplant living in Los Angeles where she spends her time studying improv comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, writing TV spec scripts, making art, learning to dance, rewording the name of her Counterterrorism Studies major on the bottom of her resume, and hiking in places with easy nearby access to Korean food.
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Movie Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’

It’s fair to ask whether Disney’s The Lone Ranger is based on a ride like so many summertime cinematic disasters.

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Review: ‘The Kings of Summer’

'The Kings of Summer' hits its notes with pitch perfection and laugh-out-loud comedic timing, says Lauren Herstik.

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Interview: Director and Stars of ‘The East’

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s provocative The East is a breathless, creepy, singular entry into the “spy thriller” genre.

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Interview: ‘Midnight’s Children’ Director, Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta is the visionary director behind Midnight’s Children, the epic film based on Salman Rushdie’s beloved novel of the same name.

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Downton Abbey: The World Turns

The season three finale of Downton Abbey was an emotional hurricane, says Lauren Herstik.

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Downton Abbey: The Proof is in the Pudding

It was a rough week at Downton Abbey with everyone picking up the pieces in the aftermath of poor Lady Sybil’s death.

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Downton Abbey: A Farewell to Arms

“There’s nothing more tiring than waiting for something to happen,” said Cora in complete summation of what it’s like to live and love Downton Abbey.

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Downton Abbey: Homeland Edition

“I missed something once before. I won’t- I can’t let that happen again.” Everyone missed something that day, Carrie. That day was tonight, when Downton Abbey’s hush-hush Homeland crossover episode aired.

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Downton Abbey: Much Ado About Edith

“Something happening in this house is actually about me!” said Sad Lady Edith... but not for long.

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Downton Abbey: Death and Taxes, and…

America, it’s that time of year again- It’s time to put on our bird hats and top off the gin and settle in for a night of Maggie Smith Eyeroll Drinking games.

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Switched at Birth: We Are The Kraken Of Our Own Sinking Ships

Here’s what you missed on Switched at Birth while you were trying to make burned shrimp look like poached shrimp without anyone noticing.

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Review: ‘The Oranges’ is a Good Squeeze

With a talented cast and a provocative concept, The Oranges is well worth watching, says Lauren Herstik.

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Review: ‘Butter’

A bizarre new film about butter carving isn't smooth like butter, says Lauren Herstik

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Switched at Birth: The Declaration of Independence

Here’s what you missed on Switched at Birth while you sat out all night at the junkyard waiting for a criminal to show up to your knife fight.

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Homeland: The Smile

If you missed last night’s Homeland premiere, turn to your nearest friend or loved one and have them punch you in the face. That's what it felt like. Lauren Herstik has the recap.

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