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  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    ★★★★

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

    Roman J. Israel, Esq. : “Not speaking out is ordinary. We’re all agents of change.”

    With an unfairly limited release, tepid reviews and an almost certainty of box-office demise (a result whose blame is, in part, shared by my local theatre’s genius late-night programming), it is a bona fide miracle that “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is actually being screened at all - especially given such an odd, mouthful of a title. It’s saving grace? A draw, between Denzel Washington’s Academy…

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    BlacKkKlansman, directed and co-written by the venerable Spike Lee, remains one of the few cinematic works within 2018 to truly impact and convict me on an emotional and even spiritual level. Perhaps this is due in part to the fact that this 1970s set, ‘fo real’ comedy-drama is a pleasingly accessible feature, one which still posesses glimpses of Lee’s often unbridled, righteous, political anger, but is softened by the simplistic representation of racist men and women who happen to act…

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  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

    Chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray): “He only gave me our scenes. I never saw a complete script. After all I’ve done for that guy, and there’s a lot that you don’t know about. What a d**k.”

    Indie auteur Jim Jarmusch mistakenly applies the same subdued, contemplative sensibilities of his critically-acclaimed Paterson, to an aggressively off-kilter experiment which is, in part, a bizarrely sweet representation of mild-mannered folk, in a self-contained American town. Much like Shaun of the Dead, this is…

  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers

    ★★★★½

    Proverbs 28:25 (NLT)
    “Greed causes fighting; trusting the Lord leads to prosperity.”

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    "Oh my G**, the quarterback IS TOAST!"

    I couldn't resist. Christmas came early.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★½

    First impressions: J.J's chances of generating cinematic eminence have been sabotaged by his own dedication to nostalgia and fan service. A shamelessly repackaged "Episode IV" it may be, yet "FA" is an often thrilling, emotional and action-packed ride.

    Plus, can BB-8 and Poe Dameron please have their own seperate film franchise together? #2015'sRocket&Groot.