Child’s Play (2019)

If you don’t let him play, they all go away. Thirteen-year-old Andy (Gabriel Bateman) and his single-mother Karen (Aubrey Plaza) relocate to inner-city Chicago in search of a “fresh start” (Why inner-city Chicago compared to other less demanding and cheaper inner cities? Unanswered question). Andy is a total introvert, requiring the use of a hearing […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Love is never without hardship. Ever since they were kids growing up in Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) were inseparable. Almost seamlessly, their friendship turned into love. The 1970’s have opened up a few things for blacks, but by-and-large, the day-to-day difficulties are still present. Their bond is strong […]

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Widows (2018)

Hell hath no fury like women scorned. A precision-based criminal unit specializing in heists over the years in Chicago, Illinois meets their untimely end during one of them. In their demise, they leave their wives in Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debecki), and Amanda (Carrie Coon) attempting to pick up the pieces. […]

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White Boy Rick

Sell them funky drugs, white boy. When in poverty, whatever needs to be done gets done to improve daily life.  When in poverty, whatever needs to be done gets done to improve daily life. The Wersche family, a combination of uneducated and dysfunctional, is in deep poverty in the pressure cooker of Detroit. Mother Wersche […]

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