The Birth of a Nation and Missed Opportunity

I enjoyed this film. I’m really interested to see if it sparks any conversations around Blacks and Christianity; the film has HEAVY religious connotations and really delves into the duality of the Christian experience for blacks (it being…

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Florence Foster Jenkins: A Pleasant Surprise

I went into Florence Foster Jenkins expecting to dislike it. I expected a bland, cliched, high brow film designed to bait yet another Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep, as if she’s entitled to one with every performance, as…

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The Accountant Calculates a Quality Action Formula

The Accountant is a quality, albeit straightforward, action film that has good actors and a story that keeps you interested throughout. The reveal of the villain pulling the strings of it all was a little transparent (I figured…

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The Witch: Performances Outpace Plot

The Witch is a horror period piece that follows a religious family that has been exiled from their puritan community and into the woods to survive on their own. As they struggle to find food and resources, the…

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The Neon Demon: The Cost of Beauty

The Neon Demon is directed by Nicholas Winding Refn and follows Jesse (Elle Fanning) who moves to Los Angeles as a 16 year old to pursue modeling. As she becomes successful, she faces the wrath of other aspiring…

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The Lobster: On Free Will and Searching for Love

The Lobster is a dark comedy/drama set in a dystopian near future where single people are assigned to stay in The Hotel where there must find a mate of similar characteristics within 45 days. If they fail, they…

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Green Room Continues A24’s Streak of Greatness

“Been Steph Curry wit the shot.” – Drake A24 is a relatively new, independent studio that released its first film in 2013 and has been on a Steph Curry like hot streak for the past three years. They…

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The Invitation: A Thrilling Intersection of Grief and Paranoia

The Invitation follows Will (Logan Marshall-Green) and a group of friends that haven’t seen each other since tragedy Will and his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) two years prior. Eden invites her ex and their old friends to a…

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Sing Street Sets a New Standard for the Coming of Age Film

“For our art, Cosmo. You can never do anything by half. Do you understand that?” Sing Street is a story about a high school boy in 1980s Dublin, Ireland named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who decides to start a…

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