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About Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen was born and raised in Miami Beach and graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Motion Pictures. She has been writing about film since 2009, with her movie reviews and features appearing regularly in and Miami Beach News, among others. She’s interviewed some of the most recognizable faces in the film industry, including Daniel Craig, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Javier Bardem. An avid supporter of the arts, Lauren also works with the Miami Film Festival to promote the best of world cinema to the Miami community.

Lauren Cohen's Content:

AMPARO Serves Up an Immersive Theater Experience

Immersive theater has been making small waves in Miami for a while now, but The "AMPARO" Experience, which had its South Florida Premiere earlier this month, may very well be the greatest foray into interactive theater that our city has seen yet.

"AMPARO," written by Vanessa Garcia and directed by Victoria Collado, transports you to 1957 Havana, on the cusp of the Cuban Revolution. As soon as you enter the private villa in Downtown Miami, music and ambiance take over, with bartenders who are ready to get you liquored up with delicious complimentary drinks during the extended pre-show portion of the evening.
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Movie Review: Us

Lauren Cohen reviews Jordan Peele's follow-up to his exhilarating thriller Get Out.
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Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Flying into theaters just in time for the holidays, Mary Poppins Returns -- taking place 25 years after the 1964 original is not a reboot but a direct sequel. The Banks children have grown, and - like most adults have - are facing a rough patch in life. . .
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Movie Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

There are varying opinions on Melissa McCarthy’s work, but few can argue only a stellar actress can make an unpleasant character someone with whom you’d like to spend more time. In “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, McCarthy plays a grumpy, frumpy, foul-mouthed misanthrope -- while somehow maintaining a small semblance of the warmth we often associate with the comedy actress. Hugely sympathetic even at her worst, we can’t help but root for her, no matter how far down the rabbit hole of literary crime she falls...
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MOVIE REVIEW: Generation Wealth

In her latest documentary, Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield once again tackles the subject of wealth culture. It's a topic that she's based her entire career around, and there's no doubting the fact that she is an expert on the area. Instead of focusing on a single person or couple as she did in Versailles, Generation Wealth jumps around between a handful of different interviewees.
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What to Wear Where to the Arsht Gala

Always one of the highlights of the Miami social season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala is almost here, and this time it’s in celebration of the Arsht Center’s 12th anniversary. A black-tie affair, gala proceeds will support the Arsht Center’s mission-driven arts education and community engagement programs. Aptly named “A Celebration of Leadership”, the full gala experience includes a cocktail reception, dinner, concert, dancing and dessert.

Every year at the Arsht Center’s Gala VIPs walk the red carpet, making sure to dress to impress. Read on for some gown suggestions that’ll be sure to make you part of the fashion elite on this very special evening.
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Movie Review: Thoroughbreds

Is there any word that evokes wealth more than “thoroughbreds”? They’re the prized horses owned and ridden by the ultra-rich – a pretty possession. In the first 30 seconds of Thoroughbreds, we’re introduced to a quiet, low-lit scene of a girl and her horse. Then she takes out a knife. The film’s tagline is “Good Breeding Gone Bad,” and until you make your way to the film’s glorious final frame, you don’t know the half of it...
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Wicked Opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

I know what you’re thinking: Between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Wicked has gotten quite a bit of play in South Florida over the years. What makes this production, now playing at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, any different than the countless versions you’ve already seen? It’s easy to overlook such shows when theaters are teasing season lineups with the likes of Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. But with a touring production as good as this one, the truth remains the same: Wicked is worth your time...
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What to Wear Where to the Diamond Anniversary Gala

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is celebrating a milestone 60th anniversary, and they plan to do it in style. Aptly titled Little Gems, Big Glow, this black-tie gala will take place on March 3rd at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, and promises to be the organization's most spectacular fundraising event of the year.

With a name like the Little Gems, Big Glow, this is the perfect opportunity to embrace your love of sparkle. This Jenny Packham floor-length gown has a swoon-worthy and elegant cut in the front, and an all-eyes-on-you open back. With all-over sequin embellishment, this number will have you shining bright like a diamond all night long.
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Faena Theater Welcomes Sensatia

If you're looking to spice up your usual nightlife routine, Sensatia is the answer. In collaboration with the experimental global performance group Quixotic, Faena Theater welcomes guests to join them for a one of a kind, multisensory experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Combine Cirque du Soleil with a splash of burlesque and you have a pretty clear picture of Faena's enthralling new Cirque Cabaret.
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Finding Neverland

If there is one thing that sticks out about this production, it is the beauty and ingenuity that went into some of the stage effects, including how the show brings Tinkerbell to life, and a glitter explosion in the second act that had the entire audience gasping in unison.
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More Features:

 What to Wear Where - SnowBall Gala
 What to Wear Where: Wild About Kids Gala
 What to Wear Where - 6th Annual Haute Tea Luncheon
 What to Wear Where - Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon
 Movie Review: Brads Status
 What to Wear Where: Behind the Magic
 Movie Review: The Glass Castle
 The Big Sick is an Instant Romantic Comedy Classic
 Be a Rock Star for a Night at PlugIN Karaoke’s Brand-New Venue at Gulfstream Park
 Review: La La Land
 Miami Film Festival Reveals 2016 GEMS Line-up
 Review: Me Before You
 Review: ‘Weiner’ Documentary Opens at MDC’s Tower Theater
 5 Must-See Documentaries at the Miami International Film Festival
 Lily James, Douglas Booth & Matt Smith talk “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
 Miami International Film Festival Announces Line-Up
 An Evening With Bill Maher Heads to the Fillmore
 The Sound of Music at the Arsht Center
 A Sneak Peek at the 33rd Miami International Film Festival
 Review: Kinky Boots Opens at the Adrienne Arsht Center
 NEWSIES Comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts
 Miami Book Fair International - November 15 - 22
 Review of Sleeping With Other People
 An Interview with David Oyelowo
 Miami International Film Festival Reveals GEMS Line-Up
 Interview with the Stars of “We Are Your Friends”
 Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl
 Interview: The Stars of Fantastic Four
 A Week With Woody Allen @ O Cinema Miami Beach
 SocialMiami Selects - Miami Spa Month
 Heartbreaking Documentary Reveals the Real Amy Winehouse
 South Beach Seafood Festival Preview Luncheon
 SocialMiami Selects - The Art of the Mani-Pedi
 Review: Jurassic World
 Review: Entourage
 Foodie Find: Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream