Black Panther 6
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Battle of the Reviews: Black Panther

After directing Fruitvale Station, Creed and now, Black Panther, Ryan Coogler has established himself as one of the very best directors of our era. In Black Panther, he created a breathtakingly beautiful world that was as vibrant as it was authentic. I am by no means an expert in African culture, however, it appears as […]
Fifty Shades Freed 1
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Fifty Shades Freed: Movie Review

When I started writing about movies, I wanted to find something positive to say about every movie I saw. As time has passed, some movies I’ve seen seemed to accept the challenge, daring me to stoop to troll-level snarkiness. I’d like to think I’ve resisted the temptation to be negative for its own sake. At […]
Darkest Hour 2
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Darkest Hour: Movie Review

I didn’t live through World War II. I’ve tried with little success to understand what it felt like to live in a world facing such an urgent and terrifying existential crisis. What glimpses I’ve gotten have often come from movies like Darkest Hour. The film recalls Winton Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) early days as prime minister […]

Ferdinand: Movie Review

Blue Sky Studios places another animated feature into the hands of director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), this time with Munro Leaf’s classic tale Ferdinand finally getting its well deserved feature. In the past it has been adapted by Disney into a short film, but I was excited to see a new longer adaptation of […]
Phantom Thread 1
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Phantom Thread: Movie Review

When Phantom Thread ended, the very first thing that came out of my mouth was, “Wow.” I just wasn’t sure what else to say after that. I knew I absolutely loved the film, but I couldn’t think of the right words to express how I felt about it. I don’t typically sit through the credits […]