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Infidel
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to be kidnapped in a foreign land, but this film does a pretty good job of conveying the fear, pain, and desperation of anyone in that situation. While the story is highly suspenseful and compelling, the film itself is a bit below average. It looks and feels like a step above a made-for-TV movie, but a step below your typical wide-release, big-screen film. The cinematography is adequate, but there are moments where it feels very "film student" in its quality. ...
Infidel New
 
3.1
 
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H Is For HAPPINESS
This is one of the more pleasantly surprising films I've had the pleasure of seeing in quite some time. It's filled with happiness, joy, innocence, and humor. The main character's love of life and people is highly infectious. If you are like me, you will find yourself with a big, silly grin on your face every time she is on screen. One of the best aspects of this film is that the kids seem so full of joy even though they are completely surrounded by darkness. It is these opposing forces that make the story so...
 
4.0
 
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The Broken Hearts Gallery
In a very long line of romantic comedies, this is another one. Is it good? Yes. Is it great? No. Will you walk out satisfied if you are a fan of RomComs? Probably. It follows the RomCom formula completely, so you know exactly what you are going to get even before you sit down to see it. The thing that makes this one different than the others is this story is played out by young, dating, New-York-City-dwelling, millennials. Those descriptive words either make or break the movie for...
 
3.0
 
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Tenet
When the first trailer was released for TENET many months ago I was so excited to see it. After all, it was directed by Christopher Nolan who has made some fantastic films, including a couple of my all-time favorites. It looked like it was going to be a smart, sci-fi, version of a James Bond flick. Then I finally got to see it. And I was thoroughly disappointed. First and foremost, the premise of the film is incredibly confusing, to the point where it was virtually impossible for the...
Tenet New
 
2.5
 
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Mulan
I have been waiting for this film for a long time. When Disney started making live-action remakes of their classics one of my first thoughts was, "I hope they do MULAN." You see, I have two beautiful daughters that are from China. They have spent most of their lives in the US, but we make it a point to help them connect to their heritage and culture. The original MULAN was one of the only accessible works of art that showed my daughters a powerful, but kind woman that looks like them. Now, they have a...
Mulan New
 
4.9
 
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Critical Thinking
It is very rare for me to like a film that is directed by and stars the same person. Typically, this means that it is a passion project for them and they refuse to change anything. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and when it is done right, the film can be extraordinary. John Leguizamo did it right. And that is doubly extraordinary in this case because he managed to make a movie that features chess exciting. (Please do not read this as a slight on chess. It is an exciting...
 
4.3
 
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Bill and Ted Face The Music
Have you ever been somewhere and ran into an old friend you haven't seen in 20 years? That is exactly the feeling you will get when you watch this movie. Right from the opening credits I had a goofy grin on my face and an air guitar in my hands. And here is the best part...It's a good movie, too! It is funny, exciting, the story is compelling, and it is filled with nostalgic moments. There are tons of laugh out loud moments, and an epic quest filled with new and old characters....
 
3.8
 
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The New Mutants
In theaters. We waited five months for this film to finally be released in theaters. I would have been okay waiting another five months. With the exception of the first 60 seconds of the movie, absolutely nothing happens for the first 40 minutes. It's just a bunch of moody teens moping around while hating each other and everything else. It's like a nightmare version of THE BREAKFAST CLUB. When the action finally kicks in, and just when you start to think that the film might actually have a...
 
2.0
 
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The Personal History of David Copperfield
In theaters. This classic tale from the mind of Charles Dickens has seen its fair share of TV and film renditions. Some of them have been really good, some of them have been terrible. This one may be the best of the bunch. First and foremost, I want to give credit to the director, the studio, the casting director, and anyone else involved in the casting of this film. This is, as far as I can remember, the first ever wide-release film that doesn't worry about the race of the...
 
4.0
 
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Centigrade
Streaming on all digital platforms, VOD, and some drive-in theaters. One of the first rules of creating a great story is making sure the audience cares about your hero. The hero needs to be likable. The hero needs to be good. They need to be smart, or at least street smart. In this film, the main characters were none of the above. From the first minute of the movie they are fighting, saying horrible things to each other, doing completely ridiculous things, and just being annoying. They are too mean...
 
2.5
 
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You Cannot Kill David Arquette
Available for streaming. I thought this was a parody film when I first saw information about it. I'm not a wrestling fan, so I had no clue that David Arquette was once the WCW Heavyweight Champion of the World. I also had no clue that he was one of the most hated people in the wrestling world for the last 20 years, and that he had essentially been banned from Hollywood. The good news is that whether you knew all of that or not, you need to see this documentary. It is a...
 
4.0
 
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Unhinged
Opening wide in theaters. This may be the perfect movie to celebrate the return to theaters after we've all been stuck in our houses for months. At this point, most us us can understand why someone could completely lose their mind over some small thing, even if we don't agree with their actions. This is also a good "return to the theater" film, because it doesn't bother with any of the fringe stuff. It gets right to the point and hammers it home. It's only 81 minutes long, and about 65 of those...
 
2.5
 
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Words On Bathroom Walls
Opening wide in theaters. I know it's been a weird year and there haven't been nearly as many movies released as there are in a typical year, but this is one of my favorite films of the year. And I think it would still be one of my favorites if this were a normal year. This film will have you doubled over in laughter one minute and ugly crying the next. It is wonderfully told, beautifully shot, and filled with deep characters. This film deals with mental illness in an...
 
4.7
 
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Cut Throat City
Opening wide in theaters. This is one of those movies that could have been something really special. It has all of the ingredients to be a film that stands the test of time and rise above the others in its genre. Unfortunately, those ingredients weren't mixed together in the best way. First, it is way too long. It clocks in at over two hours, but there is so much filler and down time that, if edited out, could have made this a much better 90-minute movie. Second, while most of the acting is...
 
3.3
 
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The One And Only Ivan
Streaming exclusively on Disney+. I would watch paint dry if it starred Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, and Angelina Jolie. How do I know? Because I just did it. This is loosely based on the true story of a gorilla that loved to paint. I wish I could say that this is a really exciting, funny, and fun film, but the reality is, both my 8 and 10 year old daughters (who love animals), walked out while we were watching this because they got bored. I...
 
3.1
 
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