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  • The Fits

    The Fits

    ★★★

    Movies 2018 - 2. The Fits (2015; written and directed by Anna Rose Holmer) 

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    A young tomboy tries to fit in by joining a dance group. The Fits is almost a horror film about growing up and trying to find your place in the world. On the surface, this film could certainly be considered odd and unfulfilling. The central character, Toni, played stoically by Royalty Hightower, goes from learning how to box with her brother, to a…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★★

    Movies 2017 - 348. The Greatest Showman (2017; written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condron; directed by Michael Gracey)

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    A poor visionary climbs the socio-economic ladder by investing his money in creating a museum and circus of oddities. Sometimes a movie comes along that makes you shut off that part of your brain that overanalyzes and critiques every little detail of a film. You spend two hours smiling or fighting off overwhelming emotion instead of picking something…

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  • Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine

    Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine

    ★★★

    A chronicle of the rise and fall of skateboarding magazine, "Big Brother," the magazine that helped spawn the TV Series, "Jackass." This is a pretty on-the-nose history lesson of the roots of Jackass and the evolution of skateboarding's popularity. The magazine may have started as an edgy skateboarding mag, but it became a hodgepodge of porn and black comedy. I think if you enjoy Jackass and its ilk, you'd enjoy this documentary. Just be aware that this magazine definitely went…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★

    A couple's relationship is put to the test when uninvited house guests arrive at their home. Oh man. Where do I begin with this one? I love Darren Aronofsky. Very few filmmakers leave me pondering their works after viewing them the way Aronofsky does. Upon finishing this film, I needed to sit through the credits to let myself collect my thoughts. Here I am, a day later, and I am still making sense of this film. That isn't to say…