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  • Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

    Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

    ★★★★

    This documentary serves as an homage to the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Director Michael Rapaport spends the duration of the film telling the personal stories of the group and then tensions that broke them apart with the voice of a long time fan hoping to reunite one of his favorite rap ensembles. Whether or not you’re a fan of the musical genre should matter little; while this film is certainly a testament to Tribe’s accomplishments, it’s ultimately…

  • Bad Teacher

    Bad Teacher

    ★★½

    Bad Teacher is a predictable, raunchy comedy that features a decent performance from Cameron Diaz and a miserable one from Justin Timberlake. JT is an underrated actor, but his character in this movie is tediously bizarre and makes you wonder why he decided to take the roll. The story is about a gold digger that works a day job as a teacher while she tries to secure a man that can take care of all her needs financially. She’s superficial,…

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    My goodness, I loved it. I absolutely loved it. I knew going in from how I perceived the trailer and from a couple of reviews that I read that it could be something special and A Star is Born did not disappoint. It’s a true marvel in the marriage of my two favorite art forms: cinema and music. I spent the first half of the film smiling uncontrollably as Lady Gaga’s character Ally is taken under rock star Jackson Maine’s…

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    Driving Miss Daisy

    ★★★½

    I’m not sure what I thought this movie was but an epic spanning 20+ years was not it.  Driving Miss Daisy is set in Georgia during the 1940s right around the time Jackie Robinson was breaking the color barrier in baseball and stretches to the late 60s when Martin Luther King Jr. was helping make huge changes in how black folk are treated in America.  And during these two decades, we see an affluent white woman (but don’t call her…