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  • Playground

    Playground 2009

    ★★★★ Added

    I thought this did a good job covering many issues that have to do with the child sex trade, prostitution of young children, teens. When it got to the part about the eleven year old Michelle I almost cut it off, as I thought I might get ill. But I forced myself to sit through, because that is the problem, too many people pretending these things aren't happening, terrible politicians, bad laws and too many people like you and me…

  • Haunter

    Haunter 2013

    ★★★ Added

    For Letterboxd film 1000 I selected Haunter. I'd passed this by about 1000 times looking through Netflix. So I thought why not. Haunter is a weird film, its part ghost mystery, part slasher and a time loop film. It moves rather slow at times. You could tell something good is trying to get out. Decent watch, but not quite realized in a way that would make it dynamic. Abigail Breslin always does a good job to me, she anchors films such as this and Maggie well.

  • Sewing Hope

    Sewing Hope

    ★★★★★ Added

    Forest Whitaker does such a fantastic job narrating this you wish he could narrate everything. I watched this last night and I am still inspired by it. Its about the women who were taken by rebel leader Kony in Uganda, they survived all manner of violence against them, but they begin to turn their lives around with the help of a Ugandan nun, who teaches them sewing. It reminded me of so much of some of my favorite biblical verses,…

  • We Are Still Here

    We Are Still Here 2015

    ★★★ Added

    Rather than bemoan the fact that this is another white couple creepy house flick, I thought I'd take black people and other minorities to task for not creating and starring in more of these type of films ourselves. Whenever I go to a movies I see mostly Hispanic and blacks watching these horrors, there's an audience for these films. A movie with a similar premise, but more fleshed out would be perfect for Will and Jada to star in. Throw…

  • Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home

    Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    I wonder how we call other countries third world, when many people are living a 3rd world existence here. We always blame Reagan for closing the mental health institutes, but we have had four presidents since Reagan and non of them have allotted for the type of mental health care emphasis that this country needs, mental health issues are at the core of many of our problems. This is happening all over the country, it’s a shame that there is no interest in fixing areas like Skid Row, just pushing the problem elsewhere and repackaging the area for wealthy people.

  • The Pill

    The Pill 2011

    ★½ Added

    A guy cheats on his girlfriend with a free spirited woman who is great in bed and a lot more fun. And the problems come in almost immediately, there's a scene that a more cautious director would understand would be interpreted by many as rape, when the sleeping guy is straddled sans protection by the girl he's cheating with. I'm sure that some people would have no issue with that, but I believe you have to have a conversation about…

  • The Replacements

    The Replacements 2000

    ★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2016

    Cheesy, corny and a whole lot of fun and I busted out laughing a few times. Nice touch having real announcers John Madden and Pat Summerall do the games. Rest in peace Pat.

  • Serendipity

    Serendipity 2001

    ★★★★★ Added

    Lovely, awesome, wonderful. I have found my film soul mate. Totally speaks my language.

  • Save the Last Dance

    Save the Last Dance 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2016

    Enjoy it every time, but I enjoyed it more this time than last time. checks all the boxes of what I look for in this type of film, but somehow without being totally clichéd, which Ebert also picked up in his review. I'm pretty sure a lot of people would not understand why it isn't totally clichéd to us and I could spell it out, but I'd rather people figure it out themselves. One thing is in the sort of…

  • Mind of a Rampage Killer

    Mind of a Rampage Killer 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I usually watch these kind of documentaries to broaden what I learned studying Psychology and Criminal Justice, there's usually something I didn't know or some point for further study, this didn't have anything like that, its just a reminder that there are people who likely didn't get what they needed as children and developed social behavioral problems. I think in terms of school shootings we are not doing nearly enough about bullying, that is not victim blaming that is fact.…

  • The Champions

    The Champions 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 08 May, 2016

    This is a documentary that follows what happened to Michael Vicks dogs. Vick was a famous football player who was caught running a Pit-Bull ring. As with any falling person, my mind grieves the act that the person has done, but simultaneously thinks how this person can become of value to society again. Unlike some people I spoke with I did believe he deserved time in jail for what he did. He was torturing dozens of dogs. And I’m not…

  • Echo Park

    Echo Park 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Beautiful story about two people meeting. I thought the leads had such a easy going chemistry and I appreciated that the story wasn't heavy handed in the way these types of story's sometimes are. Meaning the focus is just about two people who like each other and friendship, not about the fact that he's black and she's white. I was just enjoying watching their dates, but the third act is a little turbulent. I would have to pick the film with the Prince references at the start. Too bad they couldn't have licensed a few Prince tracks.