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  • Sounder

    Sounder

    ★★★★

    Martin Luther King Day on TCM continues with one of the most acclaimed films of 1972, Sounder!

    Sometimes you've just gotta appreciate a good slice-of-life story, and even better, a slice-of-life story set during the Great Depression! If Bonnie and Clyde and Paper Moon weren't enough proof that Depression-era films are awesome, now we have Sounder, about the poorest family in Louisiana working their asses off in the fields while facing discrimination from the crackers in town.

    This is a…

  • Sergeant Rutledge

    Sergeant Rutledge

    ★★★★

    Isn't it great that this film about defending the freedom of an African-American hero in the Civil War has a poster that emphasizes white savior Jeffrey Hunter? In fact, Woody Strode, the true star of the film, is credited under the "with" category. What a bunch-a bullshit!

    Anyways, this is John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge, a fairly engaging western/courtroom drama starring Woody Strode as a black Civil War officer wrongfully accused of rape and murder. It's what you'd expect from this…

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad has been nominated for an Oscar, and now I want to commit suicide!

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    It's my birthday today, I'm 15 years old, and as a wise man told me, I'm one year closer to death! What a coincidence that the main character in the film I watched today gets kidnapped on his daughter's birthday!

    This is the second film in director Chan-wook Park's Vengeance trilogy, and it is significantly better than Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. This is a very well-crafted film in terms of story, editing, cinematography, and suspense. You can definitely see why…