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  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Killer of Sheep
  • JFK

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  • The Locksmith

  • Let It Be Morning

  • The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

  • She is Love

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  • You People

    You People

    ★★

    There's no avoiding that matters of race—the long and continuing history of injustice in this country in particular—remain difficult to address and discuss, as necessary as those conversations may be. You People attempts to get at the thorniness and discomfort of those discussions by way of a modern-day romance, in which a Jewish man and a Black Muslim woman fall in love, only to face some trouble when their parents find out about the relationship. Co-writers Jonah Hill, who also…

  • Life Upside Down

    Life Upside Down

    ★★

    Here's yet another movie set and filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic that directly addresses its impact on the lives of seemingly ordinary people. The characters in Life Upside Down are an art gallery owner, a college professor, and a retired college professor who's currently working on a book, so "ordinary" is a bit of a stretch, just as writer/director Cecilia Miniucchi doesn't make much of a stretch in coming up with these characters, their problems, and this plot.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

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  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    ½

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.