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Movie Review: <i>The Nest</i>
07 Nov, 2020
Movie Review: The Nest

Sean Durkin’s The Nest is a slow burn of a story, rooted in shallowness that pushes through with a strong ensemble and thickening plot that serves as a reminder of an extremely valuable lesson. Led by a canny and somewhat conniving Jude Law and clandestine Carrie Coon, The Nest takes us on a ..Read More

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Regina King’s <i>One Night In Miami</i> Is a Major Asset
26 Oct, 2020
Regina King’s One Night In Miami Is a Major Asset

Regina King’s directorial debut One Night In Miami thoughtfully portrays a fictional account of a night that actually took place. On February 25, 1964, civil rights leader Malcom X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), NFL player-turned-actor Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and fa..Read More

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Review: <i>All In: The Fight for Democracy</i>
13 Sep, 2020
Review: All In: The Fight for Democracy

The right to vote has been a struggle for many citizens since the United States Constitution was first drafted. As former Congresswoman Stacey Abrams points out in All In: The Fight For Democracy, “If the power of the right to vote was truly made available to everyone in America, it would chan..Read More

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'The Speed Cubers' Review: The Spectrum Algorithm
28 Aug, 2020
'The Speed Cubers' Review: The Spectrum Algorithm

If you happen to be reading this, do yourself a favor: Stop reading this. Instead, go to Netflix and cue up The Speed Cubers, the streaming service’s new documentary. Don’t read plot synopses, recaps, analyses or first reactions. It’s only 40 minutes long, so carve out the sa..Read More

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'Tesla' Review: Modernizing the Brilliant Man
17 Aug, 2020
'Tesla' Review: Modernizing the Brilliant Man

To say that Tesla is an unconventional, comedic biopic would be an understatement. Writer-director Michael Almereyda introduces the enigmatic futurist to the audience with a humorous ice cream fight between Nikola Tesla, played by a brooding Ethan Hawke, and his nemesis Thomas Edison (Kyle..Read More

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Retro 'Chief Zabu' Hits a Timely Funny Bone
10 Aug, 2020
Retro 'Chief Zabu' Hits a Timely Funny Bone

Zack Norman and Neil Cohen wrote and directed a satire called Chief Zabu in 1986 – and its socio-political buffoonery is still relevant today. The plot follows an ambitious New York realtor named Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield), who dreams of political power and decides to accomplish this by taki..Read More

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