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One would expect a film about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, to focus on his most well-known and significant case, the 1954 Brown vs Board of Education decision; instead, Reginald Hudlin's new film, Marshall, depicts the...
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Logan Lucky

In 2001, director Steven Soderbergh brought Ocean's 11 to the screen, telling the tale of a crew led by Danny Ocean (George Clooney) as they robbed a Las Vegas casino; in two subsequent sequels, Soderbergh continued the adventures of Danny Ocean with diminishing...

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Spider Man: Homecoming

Spiderman: Homecoming is the latest attempt to revive the franchise as it tries to work Spidey, a.k.a. Peter Parker, into the framework of the overall Marvel universe. Because Sony held the rights to the character, earlier efforts such as Spiderman with Toby Maguire...

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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk tells the true story of the evacuation of the beaches at Dunkirk in northern France in 1940; several thousand British and Allied troops were trapped  there, literally in sight of England's  coast but unable to escape due to the shallow...

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La La Land (Another take!)

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle's La La Land is many things -  charming, fun, sweet, a refreshing change from most of the movie fare these days, a love letter to old Hollywood and to the movies themselves, etc,  but there is one thing it is not - a great movie...

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The Founder

The Founder, the new film from director John Lee Hancock, (The Blind Side, Saving Mr Banks), recounts how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) built the McDonalds fast food empire after having essentially stolen the concept from the McDonald brothers Dick and Mac. The film...

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A Dog’s Purpose

Reviewing A Dog's Purpose is hard simply because there is so little substance to the film; it is what it is - a harmless, sweet, innocuous wisp of a movie that will last in your mind until you get to your car in the parking lot. It tells the tale of a dog named Bailey...

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To cut right to the chase, August Wilson's Fences, brought to the screen by director and star Denzel Washington from a screenplay written by Wilson before his death in 2005, is one of the best films of the year. The film centers around Troy Maxson (Washington), a...

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