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You like movies? I'm your huckleberry.
You like movies? I'm your huckleberry.

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HIDDEN FIGURES Review: 7 out of 10 (History Made Marketable)
HIDDEN FIGURES is the latest in a long line of historical docudramas that have been created to shine a light on the plight of a minority group. From 42 to DALLAS BUYERS CLUB to MCFARLAND USA , these films (and plenty of others like it) all deal with histori...

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LA LA LAND Review: 10 (A Year in the Musical Life)
LA LA LAND is a film that, as so many before me have said, doesn't get made in Hollywood anymore. And yet after we experience it we wonder why that must be. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle it stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as Sebastian and Mia--a...

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Best Films of 2016: Indies, Animation, and Outta Nowhere
This has been a year of several surprises--those movies I expected to hate but adored as well as some films I had never heard of prior to walking into them that made this list.  The biggest surprise was that films marketed to kids and families made the list...

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FENCES Review: 5 out of 10 (A Flat Adaptation)
It isn't uncommon to see successful Broadway plays that are adapted to film. It was fairly commonplace decade back, but there are still some plays that see the leap from stage to screen today. However, an adaptation from theater to film can alter quite a bi...

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Worst Films of the Year (Go Home 2016, You're Drunk)
This past summer's #GottaSeeThemAll challenge certainly helped me to find 10 awful movies, but the truth is even without the awful summer of 2016, it would have been fairly easy to still populate a Worst of the Year List.  Some of these are obvious, other...

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PASSENGERS Review: 3 out of 10 (Pretty People in Space)
PASSENGERS is the worst of what Hollywood produces. A star-driven film that costs over 100 million, has some dopey characters making terrible decisions, moves backward in representing female agency, yet asks the audience to forgive all of it because, after ...

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LOVING Review: 8 out of 10 (The Rights of The Loving)
LOVING is a historical drama that really doubles as an American love story. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols , it features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virgi...

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Review: 9 out of 10 (
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is likely a difficult film for most, but for those willing to commit, it is a rewarding experience. Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Casey Affleck , Michelle Williams , Kyle Chandler , Gretchen Mol and Lucas Hedges...

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STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Review: 8 out of 10 (Puts the War in STAR WARS)
STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE is the latest film in the Star Wars franchise juggernaut--one that has wisely carved out the weekend before Christmas from now forevermore. This latest chapter is calling itself "A Star Wars Story" but it sits in the Star Wars timeline,...

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Review: 6 out of 10 (Grit and Glossy Veneer)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is a new thriller co-produced and directed by Tom Ford , based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright . The film stars Amy Adams , Jake Gyllenhaal , Michael Shannon , Aaron Taylor-Johnson in what I can only describe as a sort of...
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