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  • In God We Trump

    In God We Trump

    ★★★★

    This low-budget political documentary from Christopher Alan Maloney is a surprisingly in-depth look at the ties that bind the religious right and Trump's rise to power.

    Those interviewed; professors, pastors, and scorned democrats provide valuable perspective of America's political-religious climate. Unfortunately though, besides news clips of loud taking heads, we hear little from the opposing side. And while I don't believe they've been misrepresented in any way (Maloney is a self described Christian), such insight would have been a nice…

  • Fyre

    Fyre

    ★★★★

    This documentary was truly riveting. 97 minutes of well-presented schadenfreude about the incredible clusterfuck of fraudulent false-advertising, gross-mismanagement, and millennial naivety. As unbelievable as it was absurd, like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

    As a former "influencer" myself who has been approached by all sorts of opportunistic start-ups, I'm just glad the titular festival didn't get any worse than cheap meals and bad accommodations. Somewhat scary to even think about the possibilities of what might have happened though...…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    An unqualified masterpiece.

    This captivating science fiction drama from critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan was produced on a budget of $165 million, and released on November 5, 2014. Although it's an entirely original property with no ties to any previous works, the hype surrounding Nolan's ninth feature film was so high, Warner Bros. studios traded away the rights to its lucrative "Friday The 13th" series (among other franchises) just to secure worldwide distribution rights to this movie. So to say…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    Gyllenhaal is masterful.

    This low-budget American crime-thriller from first-time director Dan Gilroy was a critical and commercial success following its theatrical release on Halloween, 2014. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an enigmatic individual who muscles his way into the world of crime journalism: earning money by photographing accidents and murders late at night, and selling them to a local news station. He is a quirky, bottom-feeding opportunist, exhibiting signs of high-functioning autism... always communicating directly, if dishonestly with his mark.

    Gyllenhaal…