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  • Author: The JT LeRoy Story

    Author: The JT LeRoy Story

    ★★★½

    What’s that old adage, “life imitates art, and vice versa”… yep that fits this piece well; as does “you can’t make this stuff up”. Outlandish to the nth degree, this is the “real” story of a fictional character, who wrote fictional stories that were assumed to be about his/her life, that were actually penned by someone else.

    The film relies heavily on archival footage and audio tapes of conversations, which leads the viewer down a rabbit hole wondering if this…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    Although still a superhero film, this entry from the Marvel universe shows surprising depth as it dips its toe into the topic of ageing, which allows its two central actors, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart to stretch out and shine.

    The film on a whole satisfies; with some of the action scenes reminiscent of the Road Warrior franchise. Writer and director James Mangold juggles the plot elements with a nice pace, allowing the backstory to unfold while keeping the plot…

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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★½

    It’s hard to believe, given our current state of affairs with the evening news being a profit center for the networks (as well a prime instrument for spewing propaganda), but once upon a time the actual news was reported – not one person’s opinion or spinning the content to suit your political agenda – just the news, period.

    So, take yourself back to 1976… where Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather told the news and the mighty three networks were of…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★½

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

    Wow, what a train wreck, and Nolan only has himself to blame as he not only directed, but is credited (as if anyone would want credit) for co-writing the script as well.

    What’s wrong with the script you might ask (if you were in a mood where you actually might care about this). Well for starters the film seriously plays with time. No, not like some sci fi film, or Nolan’s own Inception, but in the real life (but absurd)…