Just Mercy

Hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Injustice arrives to take away Mr. Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) in 1987 Alabama after an average day out and about in the woods. He’s been charged with the brutal murder of an 18-year-old Caucasian female. His sentence? Death, despite the extremely questionable testimonial from the man who claimed he […]

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Ford V Ferrari

Drive like you mean it. The year is 1963, and the Ford Motor Company, led by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) needs something to improve slumping sales. General Manager of Marketing, Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) offers a solution: Buy Ferrari, a sexy, youth-appealing car maker that is currently bankrupt, yet a stalwart of the racing […]

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Dolemite Is My Name

Funny is funny. People often go to Los Angeles to chase their dreams and become stars. The sad truth is, only few get what they’re after, relegated to a lifetime of serving, office administration, or in the case of Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), an assistant manager at a record store where he can’t even […]

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Brian Banks

Freedom doesn’t start in the football field; it starts in the mind. For the 27-year-old Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), freedom is only half-true. On one hand, he should be happy that he has it. The young man went into prison tried as an adult at 16 for raping a female student in high school. Taking […]

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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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