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  • Luce

    Luce

    ★★★★½

    The Making of a Political Auteur...
    Luce. 
    Starring: Naomi Watts. Octavia Spencer. Tim Roth. 
    Directed by Julius Onah. 
    By Blake Patterson. 
    90/100. 

       In this decade, audiences have observed several motion pictures that have examined the depths of political topics. However, most of these films resorted to political partisanship. As for Julius Onah’s Luce, this is a motion picture of fresh thinking and pathos. Like last year’s unsung and great Blindspotting, Luce covers the subject of racism with a new…

  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim

    ★★½

    A Tinder Date Gone Wrong...
    Queen and Slim. 
    Starring: Jodie Turner-Smith. Daniel Kaluuya. Bokeem Woodbine. 
    Directed by Melina Matsoukas. 
    By Blake Patterson. 
    50/100. 

        In the film, Jodie-Turner Smith’s Queen expresses, “Can I be your legacy?” No could have expected trite dialogue like this to be in a serious film about racism and police brutality. In Queen and Slim, the film concentrates on a terrible Tinder date between a lawyer named Queen——an acting debut for Jodie-Turner Smith——and a Costco…

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  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    The trailer is so miserable to sit through that someone would have to pay me to view the movie.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Diminishing into Anger...
    Marriage Story. 
    Starring: Scarlett Johansson. Adam Driver. Laura Dern. 
    Directed by Noah Baumbach. 
    By Blake Patterson. 
    90/100. 
         “It’s a masterstroke and highly effective in throwing our empathy behind each character and their emotional wellbeing,” stated by Wenlei Ma. This is the kind of statement that could cause viewers to question the hype of a critically acclaimed movie. Even with Noah Baumbach’s credit, this would even further the inquiry about how the motion picture is. Inspired…