Arctic (2019)

What does survival really mean? Does it merely mean finding a safe routine in an unsafe situation? Or does it mean thriving in the worst of the worst scenarios? Out in the Arctic, Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen) is alone and stranded. He’s the sole survivor of a plane crash and has “settled” into a routine of […]

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Relic (2020)

Few things are as painful as seeing a loved one slowly spiral into a shell of what they once were. For some time now, that spiral has been happening to Edna (Robyn Nevin), an elderly woman living alone in the countryside. Her closest family, daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter, Sam (Bella Heathcote) arrive when […]

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Varsity Blues

Who would have known in retrospect that 1999 would produce two fairly notable football movies that in some interesting ways have stood the test of time? Any Given Sunday closed the end of 1999, that Oliver Stone flick being extremely prescient and forward thinking with the issues it brought to the forefront. Opening 1999 was […]

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Premature (2019)

You know what they say about love, it comes when a person least expects it. Seventeen-year-old Ayanna (Zora Howard) seemingly has things figured out. She’s graduated high school and is off to college in the fall to chase her dreams of being a writer. In the interim, she just wants to hang out with her […]

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Irresistible (2020)

On both ends of the political spectrum, dummies will always exist. Is Democratic strategist Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) one of those dummies? He certainly feels as such, being one of the people in charge of Hilary Clinton’s failed 2016 Presidential campaign run. Zimmer identifies the biggest takeaway as a failure on the Dems part to […]

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The Surrogate (2020)

The thing about a vessel? They receive and take in everything. For New York City based Jess (Jasmine Batchelor), she’s self-described as such, being The Surrogate mother for her best friend, Josh (Chris Perfetti) and his husband, Aaron (Sullivan Jones). She wants to do this, and with a contract in hand drawn up with compassion […]

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What to Watch: Enter the Dragon

One of the biggest “What ifs?” in cinema history is if the legendary Bruce Lee didn’t pass away at the young age of 33. What more could he have done? Of course, the cliched answer is “We’ll never know.” Knowing how Hollywood works, Enter the Dragon was probably going to be the beginning of a […]

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The High Note (2020)

Who are you doing it for once there are no more surprises? Surprises rarely happen anymore for Maggie (Dakota Johnson), a personal assistant for some odd years to one of the greatest singers and entertainers of all time, Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross). Maggie does everything, whether that be getting Grace’s car, her dry cleaning, […]

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End of Sentence

Prison of the mind, prison of the body, prison of the spirit. No matter the version, it’s all a personal hell. Frank Fogle (John Hawkes) has been prepping his prison a while now; that being, the eventual death of his spouse, Anna (Andrea Irvine). Doesn’t make the prison any easier to deal with when it […]

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St. Louis Superman

August 9th, 2014. That’s the day Ferguson, Missouri became a battleground after the shooting of Michael Brown. Following this day, battle rapper and activist Bruce Franks, Jr. decided to go one step further in his community. Sensing more representation was needed for those who look like him and an education lesson necessary for those who […]

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