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  • Fences

    As I was watching “Fences,” I felt like I was watching a play. In fact, it is based on a Broadway play by August Wilson, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. You can tell by the dialogue, the long conversations,… Read More ›

  • Lion

    “Lion,” the new biography starring Dev Patel, possesses a certain kind of magic that “Slumdog Millionaire” possessed in his break-out role. It’s a step behind that film, but its premise of the movie is so intriguing, it has a good reason… Read More ›

  • La La Land

    The only problem you might find while watching “La La Land” is a dancing person sitting right next to you. I was doing my best to tap and move my hands without disturbing the audience. Why was I tapping? Because… Read More ›

  • Moonlight

    The world is filled with homophobia, and “Moonlight” deals with the bullying, shyness, and struggles of that issue. Told from an African-American perspective, the movie leaves you feeling emotional about the main character and the types of people he deals… Read More ›

  • Arrival

    After my viewing of “Arrival,” I have a message to the people behind some of the worst Sci-Fi movies of the new decade (Roland Emmerich-creator of “Independence Day: Resurgence”-and the Wachowskis-creators of “Jupiter Ascending”): “Now that’s a Sci-Fi movie.” “Arrival”… Read More ›

  • Hidden Figures

    “Hidden Figures” is the untold true story of three African American women, who worked in the mathematics department at NASA, and used “The Right Stuff” to help them launch a man in space. These women consist of mathematician Katherine Johnson,… Read More ›

  • Live by Night

    Ben Affleck has proven himself to be both an eclectic actor and a riveting filmmaker over the years. He’s directed brilliant dramas like “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town,” and “Argo,” but his next directing/acting job “Live by Night” is a… Read More ›

  • Manchester by the Sea

    The Best Film I’ve Seen in 2016 This is my third year at the New York Film Festival, but “Manchester by the Sea” is so far the best movie I’ve seen there. Not only that, but it’s the best movie… Read More ›

  • Hell or High Water

    It’s about damn time I get a brilliant Indie movie this summer. “Hell or High Water” is the kind that is thrilling, well-acted, and isn’t convoluting in its narrative. Written by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”) and directed by David Mackenzie (“Starred… Read More ›

  • The Top 10 Worst Films of 2016

    10.) “Bad Santa 2” Billy Bob Thornton is back as the drunken department store Santa, who finds himself trapped in this sloppy sequel with tasteless sexual dialogue as jokes. The first movie from 2003 was brilliant, but this is a… Read More ›

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