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  • The Founder

    Unless Oscars contenders get expanded, it is very uncommon for great movies to pop up in January, and “The Founder” indicates that 2017 could be a great year for movies. I hate McDonald’s, but “I’m Loving” this movie for its… Read More ›

  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” is the second Vin Diesel three-quel I have seen since “Riddick” from 2013. Both these movies have been made despite “The Chronicle of Riddick” and “xXx: State of the Union” flopping. I guess cult following… Read More ›

  • Split

    I rarely sit through horror movies nowadays (which is why I chose to skip “The Bye Bye Man” and “Underworld: Awakening”), but M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller “Split” is one I’m curious to understand. It’s premise: a man with multiple… Read More ›

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The main question of “The Fate of the Furious” most fans will be asking is: “Did we need another sequel?” Because the last movie, “Furious 7,” had one of the most respectful tributes to the late Paul Walker, who died… Read More ›

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    As far I know, most people would probably avoid “Hacksaw Ridge,” Mel Gibson’s first directing film in years, because of how the actor has gone downhill. His last two acting jobs, “Machete Kills” and “The Expendables III,” were both garbage…. Read More ›

  • 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 ›

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