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Posted November 04, 2020in Film Review

Watch a potted plant instead

Well, that was unfortunate. This was what I thought after seeing the latest Sofia Coppola work. This movie has Bill Murray in it, and Bill Murray is a national treasure. So why is Bill Murray in this waste of a movie? No question, I give Bill Murray five stars, but

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Posted September 30, 2020in Film Review

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Charlie Kaufman is undeniably one of the greatest writers of his generation. “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” are some of his most notable works, but it’s “Synecdoche, New York” that’s considered by many as one of the best films of the respective decade. However, if

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Posted September 02, 2020in Film Review

‘Project Power’

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new drug that unlocks superpowers unique to each user for five minutes (per pill). The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility and super strength, others might

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Posted August 05, 2020in Film Review

‘The Raid: Redemption’ action, choreography are brilliant

When it comes to non-stop action, “The Raid” does not disappoint. From the first frame of the ticking watch, it is clear that as long as this film may have been, it seems so much longer. With a color scheme that matches the hazy shades of winter, writer/director Gareth Evans

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Posted July 01, 2020in Film Review

‘Da 5 Bloods’ can be a huge lesson

From the very first frame to the opening shots of Spike Lee’s epic new Vietnam chronicle (though referred throughout the film by U.S. veterans and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians alike as “America’s War”), “Da 5 Bloods,” it is clear where the film’s heart lies. It all starts with Muhammad Ali,

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Posted April 01, 2020in Film Review

‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, this month’s review will be a little different. Since movie theaters are currently closed, we decided to look at streaming services. This movie is available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. So whether you “Netflix & Chill, Hulu & Hump, or

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Posted March 04, 2020in Film Review

‘Birds Of Prey’

After an animated backstory of Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s journey to becoming Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), she breaks up with the Joker as only Harley can: BOOM! goes Ace Chemicals. Unaware of the impact of her unique announcement, Harley finds she has no shortage of scumbags gunning for her who were

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Posted February 05, 2020in Film Review

‘The Gentlemen’

Guy Ritchie’s latest film is a rehashed pastiche of a bygone era. Make no mistake: “The Gentlemen” is classic Guy Ritchie. Scoundrels of all sorts cross paths in an ever-widening web of crime, with sequences full of fast dialogue and fast cuts. But, while there is plenty of action and

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Posted January 01, 2020in Film Review

‘Knives Out’

A whodunit with a lot on its mind besides catching a killer Director Rian Johnson shows his love for the murder mystery genre but avoids falling into its predictable plot mechanics in his latest feature, “Knives Out.” When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his

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Posted December 04, 2019in Film Review

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

A thoughtful, textured contemplation of how we can effectively deal with our expectations, disappointments and imperfections Once upon a time, a long time ago, a man took off his navy-blue sport jacket and put on a red sweater. Then he took off his shoes and put on a pair of

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