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  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★★★½

    As a kid I was all about American heroes. As a child of the 80s, how couldn't I be?! We were raised on iconic Americans and built to somewhat worship them. In particular, I remember my elementary school library having a series of easy to read biographies of such icons. They had people like JFK, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., and you guessed it...Ray Kroc.
    Like most small town kids, I found McDonald's to be a real treat and…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★½

    Biggest underdog movie of 2016? I think so!
    When I first saw ads for this flick I just assumed it was a throwaway, generic quasi-action flick that would be quickly forgotten.
    Boy, was I wrong. From a wonderfully crusty performance from Jeff Bridges to a brilliant cast of minor character actors populating the dusty Texas world, everything here oozes with detail and nuance.
    We need more genre films this rich and beautifully made.

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  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    ★★★★★

    Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
    The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★★★

    If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.

    In many…