Film review: “Black Panther” (2018)

"Black Panther" (2018) Action Written by: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis Ulysses Klaue: "Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?" Everett K. Ross: "It's a Third-World country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits."  Ulysses Klaue: "All a …

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Film review: “Coco” (2017)

“Coco” (2017) Animated/Pixar Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich Directed by: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Featuring:   Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Edward James Olmos Abuelita: "No music!" It may be difficult to believe but it has been over twenty years since the first Pixar full-length film was …

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Film review: “Lady Bird” (2017)

“Lady Bird” (2017) Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written & Directed by:  Greta Gerwig Featuring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith Marion McPherson: "I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be."  Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: "What if this is the best version?" You may be …

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Film review: “The Post” (2017)

"The Post" (2017) Drama Written by: Liz Hannah & Josh Singer Directed by: Steven Spielberg Featuring:  Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys Ben Bradlee: The way they lied, those days have to be over. This should have been a year of protest, where Hollywood made comments on the past two years …

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Film review: “Molly’s Game”(2017)

“Molly's Game" (2017) Drama Running Time: 140 minutes Written & Directed by: Aaron Sorkin Featuring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d'Arcy James, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, and Jeremy Strong Molly Bloom: "I’ll be hosting a game in this suite every Tuesday night. The first buy-in, two hundred and fifty thousand." Disappointment is the word that …

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Film review: “Darkest Hour” (2017)

"Darkest Hour"(2017) Drama Written by: Anthony McCarten Directed by: Joe Wright Featuring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup Winston Churchill: "You can not reason with a Tiger when your head is in its mouth." There should be no mistake made, this film is dominated by two elements, they are, Gary Oldmans career …

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Film review: “The Shape of Water”(2017)

"The Shape of Water" (2017) Drama/Horror Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Giles: [interpreting Elisa] "When he looks at me, he does not know - how - I am incomplete. He sees me... as I …

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