The Invisible Man
Directed by Leigh Whannell; starring Elisabeth Moss; rated R
Does anyone give better struggle face than Elisabeth Moss? The actress expertly suffers her way through Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and she once again puts her uncannily expressive talents to use in The Invisible Man. As the film opens, it’s the middle of the night and Cecilia (Moss) is lying next to her lover in a sleek but eerily remote mansion. She gently moves his hand off of her so as not to awaken him. Is she merely being considerate? It soon becomes clear that she’s not just getting up for a bathroom run—— she’s escaping the house and has been planning it for a while. An overnight bag is already packed and at the ready, she knows the codes to all the security cameras, and she’s even drugged her boyfriend, Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), with diazepam. This scene perfectly sets up the tone of the film as she tiptoes around the mansion, trying to not make any noise, casting furtive glances at the one video feed of Adrian asleep in his bed. We feel the creeping tension and dread with each step.
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The eternal optimism of Thibault Manekin.
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THE SOFA QUEEN
Stuffed & Tufted’s Samantha Kuczynski relishes being the new face of upholstery.
The Starting Gate
At long last, plans are underway for a new “Home of the Preakness.”
CLEANING UP CITY HALL
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GAMECHANGER SANDRA GIBSON
Executive Director, SNF Parkway Theatre & Maryland Film Festival
FROM THE GROUND UP
A new build gives a couple a house that finally feels like them.
Line of Duty
TUESDAY, MAY 18
IRON MAIDEN’S ADRIAN SMITH TEAMS UP WITH RICHIE KOTZEN TO TAKE A BLUESY, HARD-ROCKING SIDE TRIP
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I had plans well underway for the big “Bargain Muscle Cars” feature story in this issue (p18) when I saw this lineup for the new Muscle Cars USA 2020 Release 3 from JL. I already knew I would be talking about the Dodge Dart GTS and AMC Rebel Machine, so I figured I’d just plunder those two cars from this set for that story and be all set. But then my conscience kicked in. Both because the other four cars in the set deserve their moment in the sun, and because they are all based on actual cars from the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show it just makes sense to talk about them together.
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Adriana Soares was born in Brazil and was adopted at an early age by an Italian family. She started her career as a model and worked with many stylists and fashion designers. Because of her many commitments in the field, she visited many different countries, including the poor and less fortunate ones.
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WORLD of WONDERS
IN HER NEW ESSAY COLLECTION, PUBLISHED BY MILKWEED EDITIONS IN SEPTEMBER, POET AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL TURNS HER CREATIVE POWERS OF ATTENTION, PLAY, OPENNESS, AND LOVE TO A WORLD OF MAGIC AND IMAGINATION OUTDOORS, CULTIVATING THE FAMILY GARDEN AS A LOVE LANGUAGE THAT CONNECTS ALL OF US.
OFFSEASON TRANSACTION LOG
Jan. 3 — Signed CB Rashard Causey to a future contract.