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  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★½

    The best bromance since The Shawshank Redemption

    James Franco put as much passion into this project as Wiseau put into The Room. James took method acting to a new level by choosing to also produce and direct the movie like Tommy did with his opus.

    The casting is inspired and the script is hilarious. The screenplay is the only thing Franco didn't tackle but the guys he hired nailed it. Unlike most adaptations, the screenwriters take the best bits from…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★½

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

    What if Tarantino directed an episode of The Andy Griffith Show?

    The result would be close to Three Billboards. What starts out as cracking good crime drama simmering in atmosphere and launched by the clever conceit of keeping a cold case open through public advertising dissolves into a story that ultimately becomes too implausible to suspend disbelief.

    Everything in this movie feels fake so it's no surprise that Ebbing, Missouri is fictional town starting the erratic family relationships, the comically…

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  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★½

    Was a little worried at first that this was going to be another Big Fat Greek Wedding cross culture ripoff.

    However, it was indeed original in the way it handles parent child relationships. Most movies present parents as caricatures or worse background extras. The parents here are almost more engaging than the leads. Holly Hunter deserves Oscar consideration here. 


    Unlike most rom coms, I wasn't sure where it was going at times. There are solid laughs here more than most comedies lately.

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★

    It belongs among the best movies set during adolescence. 


    What elevates this among high school movies that don't quite work is the fact that that adults are not one dimensional or non existent. 

    The acting is top notch. Woody Harrelson nearly steals the show. The writing is laugh out loud clever. Nice to see an Asian male in a romantic role. His character is funny & full of surprises. He captures the awkwardness of having a crush so well. There is…