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Tenet

After viewing 'Tenet' and the series finale of Star Trek:TNG, it is pretty clear that 'Q' should have picked Christopher Nolan as his anti-time anomaly test subject instead of Jean Luc Picard, because a similar threat is what awaits the world not in the 24th century...
Onward

Onward

Sometimes you go see a movie not because it looks appealing or it has a great trailer or it has great buzz, but because you trust the people making it. Such is the story of how I came to see Onward, an odd film from Pixar, the animation studio that, you may recall,...

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JoJo Rabbit

JoJo Rabbit

In 1965, CBS debuted Hogan’s Heroes, a sitcom that took place in a German prisoner of war camp and, despite the fact the Germans were all portrayed as bumbling oafs and the location was a POW stalag as opposed to a concentration camp, there was a fair amount of...

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Spies In Disguise

Spies In Disguise

Although based on a short film titled 'Pigeon: Impossible', the movie Spies In Disguise is actually an animated remake of best picture nominee 'The Fugitive' blended together with a little of Disney's 'Princess and the Frog', your favorite cliches from various "buddy...

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Just Mercy, the new film directed by Daniel David Cretton and starring Michael Jordan and Jamie Foxx, is a compelling depiction of the early career of Bryan Stephenson, a Harvard-trained lawyer who came to Alabama in the late 80s and created the  Equal Justice...

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Little Women (2019)

Little Women (2019)

I started my love of the story Little Women by Louisa May Alcott in 7th grade when I did an oral book report as the character of Jo, and I have been looking forward to this version of Little Women from the moment I heard that Greta Gerwig was directing and Saoirse...

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Cats

Cats

Cats has been hailed as one of the worst movies of the year, but I decided to go see it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised and confused by the reviews.  I think the casting was terrific, especially Jennifer Hudson who I wanted to jump to my feet and applaud when she...

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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a satisfying conclusion to a journey that began for me back in 1977, and it’s impossible for me to watch it as a stand-alone film, or as a detached critic. It hits so many right notes, with an epic story arc and nostalgic touches...

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Frozen 2

Frozen 2

Ever see one of those videos that shows how Disney recycled animation sequences from their previous works and reused them in new ones? Frozen 2 isn't much better, "borrowing" liberally from the first Frozen, but in a way that feels more lazy than homage-paying, right...

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