Trumbo: Movie Man Jackson

“The blacklist is alive and well, and so is the black market.” Out of the key societal institutions, one would think that art and Hollywood would at least be more tolerable than most with regards to personal beliefs. Not so, at least in the 40’s and 50’s. In the year 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) […]

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Sisters: Movie Man Jackson

“A house is just a building. A home is a feeling.” Luther Vandross, take it away. Sisters Maura and Kate Ellis (Amy Poehler, Tina Fey) have made many memories in their family home, most of which were parties growing up. While older and irresponsible sister Kate’s memories are more wild, younger and dependable sis Maura’s memories are more […]

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Spotlight: Movie Man Jackson

“It takes a village to raise them. It takes a village to abuse them.” Even the deepest buried skeletons can be uncovered with a little perseverance. In 1974, a Boston priest is brought in to a police station on possible molestation charges, but they all get swept under the rug and nary a word is made. […]

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Beasts of No Nation: Movie Man Jackson

“You fight and kill anyone who destroys the peace!” The life of a youngster can change in an instant. In an unnamed African village, youngster Agu (Abraham Attah), lives a safe and reasonably good life with his father, mother, older brother, younger sister, and grandfather. Even in the midst of oncoming war, Agu and his family are very […]

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Creed: Movie Man Jackson

“One step at a time, one punch at a time, one round at a time.” A name is just a name…right? Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) has lived a tough life during his 20-something odd years on this Earth. He’s been in and out of group homes never knowing his mother, or his father, […]

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Brooklyn: Movie Man Jackson

It’ll make you feel wretched, and then move on to somebody else.” This isn’t Jay-Z’s Brooklyn, but it is still Brooklyn. In 1952, Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), lives in a small town in the country of Ireland with mother and sister, Rose (Fiona Glascott). While she isn’t “wasting away” in Ireland, she gets the feeling […]

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It Follows: MovieMan Jackson

“It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you.” It isn’t all fun and games after going to Pound Town. Nineteen year-old Jay (Maika Monore),is having a good time going steady with Hugh (Jake Weary), a 21-year old she likes a lot. […]

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Spectre: Movie Man Jackson

“You’ve got a secret. Something you can’t tell anyone, because you don’t trust anyone.” No one is impervious to the past. 007 James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) most recent (unsanctioned) mission takes him to Mexico City, where he’s after someone who an old friend wants terminated. Though the mission is successful, the new M (Ralph Fiennes), […]

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