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  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★★

    History and human suffering, creation and capitalism - so impressed how poignantly this film touches on all of it, but that’s August Wilson for you and the screenplay and direction do not get in his way. Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman take it to the next level. Impossible to take your eyes off either of them and Bosemans arc especially will break you. How can that passion and talent and that bright bold light be gone. Back to the film, I also loved how that last scene makes painfully clear all that’s been lost (stolen) at the hands of the injustices of white supremacy.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    no one loves to look back and preach, without understanding the potential emptiness and pitfalls of that gesture more than Sorkin. come get your boy, tv.

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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★½

    "I guess prudes are people too" - and a million other perfectly quotable lines, all of which I will be quoting once I purchase this the minute it's out on blu-ray.

    Blake Livley killed me. Anna Kendrick's comic timing is a like a Swiss watch of snark. And Paul Feig does camp like no one does anymore. His sense of humor is my happy place.

    Yes, the plot goes a bit off the rails in the last 30 minutes. No,…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    delightful dirty fun that addresses all the way power and privilege shape and spoil the human experience. as the kids say, run over me please, olivia coleman.