Captain Marvel

After all they hype and media coverage, I went to see Captain Marvel.  My first response was that this is no Black Panther.  For some reason, the character development felt flat and one dimensional.  I enjoyed the uncovering of the backstory of Nick Fury, Agent Colson and the Avengers.  Danvers/Marvel’s origin story was told in […]

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Throwback Thursday

I have picked two of my favorite movies for this weeks Throwback Thursday.  These movies are funny, sensitive and thoughtful.  They also have both been remade into films that are silly, inane and ridiculous.  Both are about large families and based on memoirs written by family members. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) stars Lucille Ball […]

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2019 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Black Sheep – After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius’ family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.  A young man that faces racism for the first time goes to extremes to make friends with the wrong crowd.  This […]

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2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

Skin – A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.  This was an interesting short that could definitely grow into a feature film.  The […]

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1998 Academy Awards

1998 was a great year for movies.  That year the Academy recognized Shakespeare in Love (winner), Saving Private Ryan, Elizabeth, The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful (won for Best Foreign Film).  This was a perfect example of effectiveness of the Harvey Weinstein publicity machine, getting Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Supporting […]

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Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic is your typical romantic comedy.  It’s starts out sharp and clever and falls into a pile of mush at the end.  Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is an architect that may be talented but doesn’t have the confidence to be taken seriously.  She doesn’t seem to care about herself or her surroundings.  Josh (Adam […]

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