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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...
 
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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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The Burnt Orange Heresy
Opening in select theaters. Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland in an art-heist film? Yes, please! Here's the good news, Donald Sutherland plays one of his best characters ever in this film, Mick Jagger is fantastic in his role as a polite art collector with no scruples, and the story has several compelling twists and turns that keep it interesting. The bad news is that it takes a good 30 minutes to get anywhere of substance. And the ending, while exciting, feels really rushed and incomplete. ...
 
3.2
 
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American Street Kid
Available on most streaming services. We've all seen teens living on the street. We've all ignored them. If you watch this documentary, you will never ignore them again. You will never look at them the same way ever again. This will change you. This is one of the most moving and powerful documentaries I have ever seen. It is brutal and heartbreaking, but it is also inspiring and filled with hope. You will find yourself cheering for these kids and hoping they will find the...
 
4.8
 
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Desert One
Streaming online via some independent theaters. If you are old enough to remember the American hostages being held in Iran for over 400 days this is a documentary that you will want to see. During the final year of the Carter presidency, he worked with members of the military to orchestrate a rescue mission that they all knew was going to be all but impossible to accomplish. Unfortunately, their fears were realized when the mission turned into a horrific disaster. This informative, emotional, and cathartic documentary let's the people...
 
3.7
 
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Tesla
Available on demand and in select theaters. There have been several films made over the last few years about the Tesla/Edison/Morgan/Westinghouse electricity rivalry. I have a theory on this. A few years ago the Tesla car became exceedingly popular in the Los Angeles area. I'm guessing that just about every screenwriter in town Googled "Tesla" looking for the car and then stumbled across the story of these men and their competition. They all wrote screenplays and tried to sell them to every studio in town. And it seems like every studio bought one. ...
 
2.5
 
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Enter The Forbidden City
Available on Blu-Ray and some streaming services. I am a huge fan of Chinese cinema. If you've never experienced a true Chinese film, it is an acquired taste...a lot like British humor. But once you get it, chances are you'll love it. This film is a perfect example of Chinese cinema. It is filled with incredible visuals and beautiful artistry and choreography. The costumes are spectacular, and the filming locations are second to none. The story is based on the true story of a performing troupe going to the...
 
3.7
 
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Boys State
Streaming on AppleTV+. I'll be honest, when I first saw the trailer for this documentary I was put off. The last thing I want to do in 2020 is watch a bunch of politically-charged teens yelling at each other. But then I watched it. And it was AMAZING! The transformation in these boys over the course of just one week is incredible, and so compelling to watch. Beyond that, this film is hilarious. Within the first few minutes I was already laughing out loud, and by the end I couldn't...
 
3.8
 
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The Secret Garden
Streaming on Apple or VUDU. This is one of those stories that pops up as a feature film every generation. On one hand it makes a lot of sense because it is a story filled with beautiful images. On the other hand, the story is not nearly as great as the visuals and the two main characters are thoroughly unlikable. Mary is obnoxious, treats everyone with disrespect, and refuses to do what she is told. Colin is a whiny, defeated, brat. It makes zero sense that these two would ever become friends, and...
 
2.9
 
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Black Is King
Streaming exclusively on Disney+. Beyonce is one of those creative people that seems to be years ahead of the rest of the artistic world. This visual album is the next piece of evidence to support that theory. This is something that feels like it would be impossible to pull off for everyone except a tiny handful of people. The visuals are stunning. The whole experience is striking and beautiful. The colors are vibrant, the dance is beautiful and powerful, the imagery is inspiring, and the cinematography is epic. It really...
 
3.8
 
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Sputnik
Streaming on Amazon, Apple, and Google Play. Sitting at home and watching a good horror flick can be fun. Sitting at home and watching a bad horror flick can be a dreadful experience. SPUTNIK leans much more towards dreadful than fun. First off, this film is a slow burn. It takes forever to get to the horror part, and by the time it finally got there I was so bored that I didn't really care anymore. I just wanted it to end. What is sad...
 
2.1
 
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