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  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys


    Who did I piss off to get saddled with this garbage? My October film for #Ben’sSecretMovieExchange was Michael Bays film Bad Boys. An bad sitcom masquerading as an action movie. Juvenile, macho, and not funny. With a paper thin premise and an amazingly one dimensional villain. My gut reaction when I read Ben’s post was. No Way! I’m not watching that. But, it is on Amazon and it was easier to find than the alternatives, I had very quickly asked…

  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give


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

    I don’t feel the hopeful ending was successful.  The film was too uneven and all over the place to undo the anguish of the real life circumstances from which it was born.

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  • It's Only the End of the World

    It's Only the End of the World


    Apparently this film is very polarizing.  I find that really surprising.  I would think most people have had something difficult to say to their family before.  Maybe it's rarer than I think.  I know anyone whose spent time in the closet has shared this sensation.  When you have every intention to finally say what you need to say, but you still wait for the perfect moment.  Many times the moment never comes.  Then someone sees right through you.  In this…

  • Like Father, Like Son

    Like Father, Like Son


    Kore-Eda uses his uncanny ability to direct children to examine fatherhood. The outcome is stunning, when parents discover they are raising the wrong child, switched at birth by hospital staff. The emotional struggle to compartmentalize feelings to store them away and re-build the father son relationship confounds the heart and mind alike.