Category: Drama

Spy drama All the Old Knives is an excellent entry to film noir

Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton headline the spy film All the Old Knives, a film…

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Elvis movie centers on ambition, conflict of Interest

Baz Lurhmann‘s Elvis is well worth seeing in the theaters, but it’s worth remembering this…

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Top Gun: Maverick soars higher than original

I was set to go see Top Gun: Maverick even though I knew it could…

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House of Gucci Can’t Take Off Despite Hollywood Royalty

Despite excellent performances by some of Hollywood’s leading starts, Ridley Scott’s (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator)…

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West Side Story and In The Heights present different immigrant stories

Two movies premiered in 2021 – West Side Story and In The Heights – with…

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Sérgio resists easy answers to global violence

Events unfolding in Afghanistan are likely to breathe new life into the movie Sérgio.  The…

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In The Heights celebrates first gen Americans

My movie review of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie version of In The Heights is live on…

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i am ALL GIRLS is a crime thriller carrying a dark message

i am ALL GIRLS (2021) is a dark thriller from South African which dives deep…

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Quick Links: Just Mercy, Brave New World, The Dawn Patrol (1938), Created Equal, and The Stand at Paxton County

Quick reviews of five dramas, Just Mercy, The Dawn Patrol, Brave New World, Created Equal, and The Stand at Paxton County

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Jackie Robison, 42, World War II, and the battle against racism

The movie 42 is about breaking the color barrier in more than baseball

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