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Blackbird

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A discussion on assisted suicide

‘Nothing is worthwhile; everything is futile. For what does a man get for all his hard work? Generations come and go, but it makes no difference. The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south and north, here and there, twisting back and forth, getting nowhere. . .everything is unutterably weary and tiresome.’ - Solomon

Wild Mountain Thyme

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An idiosyncratic love story that is mixed in with a tale of family dysfunction

3.5 out of 5 stars

Modern cinema has become predictable when it comes to romantic comedies. This formula has become a cottage industry on many streaming services. Still, it has led to the death of originality within this genre. Then once in and awhile, a film comes along that deconstructs the familiar structures and tone of familiarity, which can prove to be disconcerting for audiences. Yet, there needs to be something celebrated about attempting something fresh in a format that has become stale over the past few years.

Minari

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Crossing the cultural divide of life

4.5 out 5 stars

The life of the immigrant has been a driving force for writers and filmmakers over the decades. To have a family leave behind everything they know and move around the world with the hopes of a new beginning provides the potential for significant dramatic tensions. What differentiates director Lee Isaac Chung’s latest film is that he tells the story through a Korean child's eyes as his family tries to make their new life in rural Arkansas.

Long Story Short

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Do you appreciate every moment of life?

4 out of 5 stars

‘Time moves too fast’

Malcolm & Marie

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Life can be filled with emotional scars

3.5 out of 5 stars

Despite the world thinking that movie production has ceased to exist over the past few months, we all are wrong. It is impossible to keep artists from making their art and a pandemic is not going to keep them from creating. Sam Levinson, known for the HBO show, Euphoria, decided to write and direct a character play with two of Hollywood’s fastest-rising stars. John David Washington (Tenet) and Zendaya (Spider-man: Homecoming) not only took on the complex roles, but sat in the seat of producers, too.

Pieces of a Woman

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A gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of loss

3.5 out 5 stars

What do you say when a parent has experienced the horror of losing a baby during childbirth? Few words can bring solace in this dark time of the human experience. Pieces of a Woman is the stage play turned feature film from Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber that addresses this raw and emotional aspect of parental living after a child's death. With a degree of artistry and disjointed storytelling, this production team manages to expose the deep-seated reality of one of humanity’s greatest tragedies.

The Croods: A New Age

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Proving the value of family throughout history

4 out of 5 stars

The Croods was a runaway worldwide sensation that offered a fresh new look into the family life of prehistoric man. Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone's comedic wit was partnered with the dramatic stylings of Nicolas Cage for this uniquely evolved storyline. One that begged for the next chapter of these cave dwellers to be written on the cave walls to see how they have faired in their ever-changing world.

Hillbilly Elegy

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The value of mentors

4 out of 5 stars

“Where we come from is who we are but we choose every day who we become.” - Mamaw

Disney says "Follow your heart": Jesus says "Fuggedaboutit".

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Why I ignored the movie's advice.

We hadn’t been the movies since COVID struck, way back in March. And we - my 12 year old son and I - were itching to go.

He was itching to go. Bugged me for weeks and weekends, and I kept deferring it, especially as all of the movies seemed pretty lame. The COVID crisis has reduced the quality of release to “straight to DVD”, yet they’re expecting you to shell out for two tickets, popcorn and a drink. I mean, do I look stupid to you?

As they say in the all the cool New York movies, Fuggeddaboutit!

The War with Grandpa

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Does war have any winners?

4 out of 5 stars