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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    Damien Chazelle adds yet another brilliant effort to his filmography. I'll avoid spoilers for this review since it just came out. This time Chazelle sets out to do a film on a much larger scale. Any thought that he might struggle with such a grand and effects-heavy film are completely dispelled in the first five minutes of the movie.

    This beauty of this film is that one minute it is strapping you to a rocket feeling like you could explode…

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    One of the best Shakespeare film adaptations in quite a long time. This film plays to what I think the strengths of Macbeth really are. It’s dark, bloody, and dirty. It’s full of heavy emotions; including anger, betrayal, ambition, and madness. A story so dark that the play itself is believed to be cursed. Among actors it is a widely held superstition that it is bad luck to speak the name Macbeth while in a theater, unless you are actually…

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  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★

    There's some fun to be had with Ocean's Eight, but not a lot of it. Thanks to some story/casting missteps it just doesn't come anywhere near approaching what was captured in Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven." I grant you that even Soderbergh had difficulty capturing that magic again in the sequels but this one feels off for different reasons. The whole thing just feels a bit slapped together for me. The movie is about a heist that was meticulously planned for over…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    Everyone in America really needs to watch this documentary. In our culture today we fight wars of words on social media and we refuse to see the common humanity in those we disagree with. We have seemingly forgotten how to empathize and we have lost respect for one another. At a time when we have never been more divided; here is a massage of love, peace, and hope. 

    I hesitated to watch this film for awhile because honestly I just…