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  • Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell

    ★★★★

    Richard Jewell was a hero, and deserved better not from his government, his peers in law enforcement, or even the media, we as his neighbors let him down.  I approached this film with sceptisim, I don’t care for Clint Eastwood’s politics and of late it’s soured me on his films.  I found The Mule, his last picture, as just that, I thought it would be his last picture, it was that bad.  But he has returned with a powerful story…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★

    The Irishman operates under a simple premise, organized crime is unrestricted capitalism.  I know this isn’t a new theme in gangster pictures, The Godfather is very similar in its construction and themes.  But in the Irishman we are watching the lift yourself up by the bootstraps mentality in the hands of a psychopathic killer.  Frank Sheeran (Robert De Nero) is a man who drives trucks for living till he realizes there’s a flaw in the system of unions and neglect…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    If Alfred Hitchcock had made a movie about music it would have been this movie.  It’s not so much a film though about music as it is about obsession, and co-dependency, in other words it’s Vertigo with drumming.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Poverty as depicted in the film is a prison, of the body and mind...  till it literally becomes an enclosure with the illusion of choice...  masterpiece