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  • Coffy

    Coffy

    ★★★½

    Watching this movie the second time, I noticed how complex the character of King George is. Yes, he wears a yellow jumpsuit and carries a pimp cane. Yes, he comes off as a cartoon character. However, King George has all the supplies of what is failing black and brown Americans. It also shows how much success (in the worst way) is measured by its closeness to whiteness. Is King George the real tragic figure in this? "Coffy" shows how men are the pegs on the gears that need to show going and Pam Grier is the answer to stop all of that.

  • Night School

    Night School

    ★½

    Premise: Get two of the hottest comedy talents in one movie. Surround them with folks that are good for one gag. Instant box office success.

    Reality: Why are the jokes so long? Kevin Hart isn't funny, Tiffany Haddish is wasted here. The whole thing is not funny. Learning disabilities aren't funny. The whole star is for two OutKast songs. The half star is for surviving this movie.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

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

    The thing with horror movies is that in a sick, gruesome way, they are a form of escapism. What happens in them can’t possibly happen in real life. The plot, the mayhem and the monsters are scary enough to provoke emotion while still feeling distant from what’s unfolding on the screen. “Hereditary” is not one of those movies; you will need something else to escape from this.
    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro make up the Grahams,…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire

    ★½

    I hated "300" and I never planned to watch the sequel. However, it was part of a double feature at the local drive-in, so I stuck around for it. That said, it was an improvement over "300" as far there being toned-down racism and sacrilegious imagery being pushed to fluff up the Greeks.

    If it were for Artemesia's attitude and wardrobe, I would have given it only 1/2 star because overall, it's quite a lazy sequel.