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  • Listen to Me Marlon

    Listen to Me Marlon

    ★★★★½

    "Then I saw it, I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, a boy, angry & alone, laid out in front of him the bad path. I saw it & the path was a circle, round & round."

    The first film I watched post Christian conversion was Looper, the time travel adventure from which the above quote is taken. Could I have asked for a better start to my movie watching career? I…

  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★½

    He's on the phone with his therapist, who's also his friend, and tells her "I wish you were my girlfriend". There's no self-pity in his words, and a sense of desperation is nowhere to be found. Rather it is the logical next step of a man who has at long last made peace with the fact that he's dying, harboring no other desire but that of speaking truth.

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  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    ★★½

    Disjointed and indecisive between being a legal thriller, a drama or simply a character study, the movie becomes a little bit of everything and suffers for it. What a central performance by Denzel Washington though! 

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★

    With one hand can I count the movies that have made me squirm so uncomfortably in my seat as the cringe inducing Ingrid Goes West. So what made me react so strongly to this movie, which is not particularly memorable besides Aubrey Plaza’s loopy performance?

    My theory is that the Instagram Age has turned everybody, regardless of follower count, into an artist. Naturally we strive for success, measured in the ever precious likes and comments. When we fall short we…