The Best of Enemies (2019)

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The mid-50’s and 60’s saw incremental improvement in the overall social standing for African-Americans, though there are still battles to be fought as the calendar turns into the 70’s. Activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) continues to fight in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, earning the nickname “Roughhouse” […]

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Green Book

Crusin’ ’round the US of A. Italian-American bouncer Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortenson) is the guy called on when things get uncomfortable and/or nasty in the club. Tony is short on the smarts learned in school but educated in the knowledge of the streets. The club he works at closes for renovations, and he actively seeks […]

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Vice (2018)

Soft touch, that’s all. One Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) is a directionless young man in the early 1960’s. He’s squandering any potential he may have by being unruly and wasting his days getting drunk, leading to an expulsion from Yale University. This is the bottom for him, and the only reason it’s not rock is […]

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Boy Erased

We all have our own paths. For Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), that path has always led back to the church. The son of a preacher man, Marshall (Russell Crowe), and wife, Nancy, (Nicole Kidman), there’s always been an unspoken pressure to live a certain way in the conservative South.As a young man, Jared’s homosexuality begins […]

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

I didn’t cause it. I can’t cure it. I can’t control it. That mantra is one that father David Sheff (Steve Carell) never thought he’d have to think about. He and his son, Nic (Timothée Chalamet) had such a strong relationship. Nic is quite the writer, and seemingly, has everything in front of him for […]

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Writer’s block. Befalls the most prolific of writers…unless you’re Tom Clancy. At one point, author Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) was one of the world’s best writers, losing herself for decades in her research and published material of stars from yesteryear. Unfortunately, as the calendar has turned to the late 80’s and early 90’s, interest in these […]

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BlacKkKlansman

All power…to all people. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) has wanted to be in law enforcement ever since being a youngster. In 1979, he answers the call of the Colorado Springs Police Department and becomes the new rookie donning the blues. He becomes a Jackie Robinson figure of sorts; the only black detective in the entire […]

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Darkest Hour

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. There’s nothing but difficulty in Great Britain circa 1940. Smack dab in the early part of World War II, the German forces are invading and ransacking their opposition, the pressure’s on England to fortify their national security. The populace […]

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All the Money in the World

Does it really pay the cost to be the boss? Depends on who you’re dealing with. In 1973, the richest man in the world happens to be John Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), amassing his immense fortune in oil. No kids of his own, but he has fourteen grandchildren, one of them being John Paul Getty […]

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The Post

Whether in a relationship, a job, or in matters of politics and America, power should never go unchecked. The Washington Post is in a little bit of a transitional period, led by publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major newspaper. Graham—as does lead editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks)—wants “The Post” to […]

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