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  • Warrior

    Warrior

    ★★★★★

    Tom Hardy. Joel Edgerton. You basically had me there, but add Nick Nolte giving a return-to-form performance, plus Jennifer Morrison and baby Frank Grillo. Please! Here, they’ve taken a family drama that is smoldering underneath the surface, and use mixed martial arts as both the literal storytelling device and an allegory for the battles the brothers have been fighting their whole life. Few movies kick me in the gut as hard as Warrior (2011) did. I’m not sure why I…

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★★

    If you haven’t watched Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself (2020) on Hulu yet, you should stop reading and turn it on right away. In fact, I’d say this is worth a month of the subscription service. The hardest part about reviewing this film is not altering the experience for any one else. I was fortunate enough to go in mostly blind and took the advice of not looking it up. However, I was shook by the end of the film.…

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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    About to head in to see this amazingly touching film for a second time, but now I get to bring my daughter. I'm curious to see how it moves her since she didn't grow up watching him.

  • Uncle Drew

    Uncle Drew

    ★★★½

    Full review will be up soon, but initial take was this was a fun, upbeat film. Tons of story problems and for a movie starring several basketball players there wasn't as much basketball as I would have liked. However, the film made me laugh plenty of times and the ultimate - yet extremely telegraphed - message of the film worked on me and the audience I was with.