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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Dark Knight

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  • Heroin(e)

    ★★★★½

  • Hamilton

  • Marshall

    ★★★★

  • Honoring a Broadway Legacy: Behind the Scenes of tick, tick...Boom!

    ★★★★

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  • Nimona

    Nimona

    On February 9, 2021, Disney made a decision that should have been a wake up call for anyone who still supported the company. Their recent controversies in Florida are far from the first time they’ve proven themselves to be willing to kowtow to the hyper-religious conservative bigots that consider anything different from themselves to be offensive. That was a trend that has existed for years, and in February 9, 2021, it should have been very obvious to everyone. In a…

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  • Heroin(e)

    Heroin(e)

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A punch to the gut emotionally speaking, the way this short handles the heroine epidemic is incredibly sensitive and layered. With interviews featuring the women in the front line of this epidemic as well as the actual addicts, this is a documentary that covers a lot of ground without ever feeling like it’s just giving an overview. It’s always about the deeply personal, about the real life people and their real life stories. It’s all about the reality of a…

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There’s a lot to be said about this production. On the positive side, god, this is so much fun. The music, the performances, the choreography, the costumes, the sets, the lighting, the effects. Everything about this is incredibly fun. In terms of the music, it’s hard to pick out a single favorite song because every song in this production is simply a banger. It’s hard to pick a single favorite performer but a few contenders would easily be Daveed Diggs,…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    France is one of three countries to have submitted 68 films to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, along with Italy and Japan. Japan, being not white, is far behind the other two in terms of nominations and wins. Italy has 31 nominations and 14 wins and so is the country with most wins. But France has been a more frequent presence with 40 wins and isn’t far behind on wins with 12. France has for the entire history…

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★½

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    “Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men; For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90 is probably among my favorite chapters in the Bible. It’s a Psalm about the mortality of men and of men’s works, about the wrath of God in the face of man’s sinful nature, and it’s a desperate plea for forgiveness and compassion. For a Psalm,…