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Solo: A Star Wars Story – Film Review

Despite the end results, the thing that made the Star Wars movies feel special was the time between releases. Having to wait several years until the next adventure premiered heightened expectations. The opening became an event. Even if you weren’t the space-opera’s biggest fan, or the previous outing disappointed, you couldn’t help but be swept […]

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Deadpool 2 – Film Review

It takes almost fifteen minutes to get to the opening credits, but once you’re there, it’s safe to say that everything seen so far is exactly what Deadpool fans of the first were hoping for. After the huge success of the 2016 film – a success that surprised no one other than a nervous studio […]

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Breaking In – Film Review

Running for a brief 88 minutes, the violent home invasion thriller with the generic title, Breaking In, wastes no time in establishing things. Shaun (Gabrielle Union) is mom to daughter, Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and younger son, Glover (Seth Carr). We never know much about them, or where they live, or even what mom does for […]

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Life of the Party – Film Review

Following a similar path beaten by Rodney Dangerfield 32 years ago, comic actress Melissa McCarthy goes back to school where her daughter studies. She wants to finish her education and finally get that degree that was almost within reach two decades earlier, interrupted by a marriage and a pregnancy. Co-written by McCarthy and her real-life […]

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Disobedience – Film Review

There’s a concept in Jewish law followed by Orthodox Jews called Negiah. It means touch. With the exception of those of the immediate family, Negiah forbids physical contact with members of the opposite sex. There’s a scene early in the new drama from director Sebastian Lelio, Disobedience, where a woman returns to the strict Orthodox […]

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Tully – Film Review

When a certain magical nanny blew in with the help of the east wind and dropped by a certain home in London, she wasn’t there so much to look after Jane and Michael, she was saving Mr. Banks. In the comedy/drama Tully from director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, the title character is not […]

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