Netflix Documentary “Operation Varsity Blues”

In the Summer of 2020 news broke that “Full House” and “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin was sentenced to jail time for buying her daughter’s place at college for $500,000 in 2019. Rick Singer also persuaded a number of his wealthy clients to part with large sums of cash in order to get their kids […]

New Netflix Documentary “Operation Varsity Blues” will Delve into The College Admissions Scandal
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Documentary “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell”

Sean “Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy” Combs lays out the mission statement for this new documentary about The Notorious B.I.G. right before the opening credits. “This story doesn’t have to have a tragic ending.” What follows in “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell,” is an adoring, seriously upbeat portrait of New York rap icon […]

Documentary Review — “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell”
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Voyagers

In “Voyagers” Colin Farrell chaperones a group of young people specially engineered for obedience and intellect as they embark on a journey into deep space to colonize a far away planet. Sounds pretty familiar, right? Well this seemingly straightforward mission begins to unravel when the young voyagers discover the blue soda they’ve been drinking is […]

First Glance: “Voyagers”
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Music (2021)

 Every major / famous film director that have had their movie grace the silver screen started out at one point as a first-time director. Younger and less experienced in the director’s seat, first time directors often fumble around in trying to juggle such cinematic storytelling […]

Music (2021) Review
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Calm with Horses (2019)

Title – Calm with Horses (2019) Director – Nick Rowland (feature debut) Cast – Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar, David Wilmot Plot – Ex-boxer turned enforcer for small-time Irish crime family the Devers Douglas “Arm” Armstrong (Jarvis) finds his loyalty being tested when he is tasked with murdering an acquittance that has wronged the […]

Film Review – Calm with Horses (2019)
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Justine (2021)

The new British drama by director Jamie Patterson, Justine explores the story of a broken character who slowly falls into a pit of self destruction. As the film starts, we see Justine fully clothed in a bath with the door knocking very loudly. It’s clear that she isn’t in a good place as her landlord […]

Justine (2021) Review
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I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

You can’t murder a revolution. So this is about Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield). He becomes a Black Panther and starts to get close to the Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). There is just one secret: Bill O’Neal is working with the FBI. Now, I was very much looking forward to this. Judas and the […]

I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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My Salinger Year

“I don’t want to be ordinary. I want to be extraordinarily.” Can’t blame anyone for that. It’s a life goal of the lead character in the upcoming drama “My Salinger Year”, written and directed by Philippe Falardeau. The film is based on the memoir of Joanna Rakoff and follows her days working for one of […]

First Glance: “My Salinger Year”
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UNDERWATER (2020)

Underwater (2020), Kristen Stewart, 20th Century Fox It’s the promise of thrilling action sequences that take place at the bottom of the ocean that drew me to Underwater; an action/thriller about a group of researchers trying to survive after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. The good news is that I got the well-executed and thrilling […]

UNDERWATER (2020): The Thing I Liked…
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The Dark and the Wicked

The Dark and the Wicked (2020) ★★★ / ★★★★ Here is a horror story that thrives in delivering terror in the intimate quiet. Although its plot is not original—adult siblings returning to their parents’ home because their father’s health has turned for the worse—it is confident in what type of tale it wishes to tell: […]

The Dark and the Wicked
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2021 Golden Globes Complete Winners List

HFPA Here’s the full winners list: Best Motion Picture – Drama  “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics) “Mank” (Netflix) “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) (WINNER) “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features) “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) […]

2021 Golden Globes Complete Winners List
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“The Devil Below” (2021)

In the upcoming horror thriller “The Devil Below” from director Brad Parker an abandoned Appalachian mining town holds a dark and deadly secret. Back in the 1970s the tight community of Shookum Hills was decimated by what was ruled an “environmental disaster”. As a result the town burned to the ground and as many as […]

REVIEW: “The Devil Below” (2021)
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Slamdance 2021: “Isaac”

© jurgis Rating: 4 out of 5. There is good and bad karma. There is a past that has its way to catch up to all of us. What we have done will determine who pays the price for it. It does not matter if that price is positive or not. Some people have to […]

Slamdance 2021: “Isaac”

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“Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC

It’s a Tom & Jerry cartoon, so we’re not splitting the atom here. Besides, I’m pretty sure Jerry split that sucker over Tom’s noggin back in the ’50s, when they were at MGM. The “Tom & Jerry” movie is, first and foremost, cute. Animated animals — cats, a mouse, a rat, a dog, a goldfish, […]

Movie Review: “Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC
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“Cherry” (2021)

Tom Holland once again separates himself from his friendly neighborhood superhero persona in the new Apple Original “Cherry”. Last year he did it with “The Devil All the Time”, a dark and violent Southern Gothic drama. Next to “Cherry” that flick plays like an afternoon special on the Disney Channel. This time Holland throws aside […]

REVIEW: “Cherry” (2021)

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Minari

This perfect little movie made my heart sing today. It’s humble and understated but flawlessly distills everything that is right about life and love and family and hope into a simple yet effective cinematic microcosm. Jacob (Steven Yeun) moves his family from their small apartment in California to a farm in Arkansas. Well, a potential […]

Minari
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Black Bear

A filmmaker suffers from writer’s block in jet-black comedy drama Black Bear, the latest effort from Lawrence Michael Levine. The initial plot sees struggling artist Allison (Aubrey Plaza) head to a rural retreat seeking inspiration for her next feature. She is entertained by expectant couple Gabe (Christopher Abbott) and Blair (Sarah Gadon) who own the […]

Film review: Black Bear
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Son of the South (2021) Review

AN INFORMATIVE, YET A MIDDLING FILM   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film about […]

Son of the South (2021) Review
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The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian is a legal political thriller that for the most part was engaging, especially with Tahar Rahim playing a tortured prisoner very well!!! Real Rating: 4 Case Files What I Like: -The film is all about Tahar Rahim’s portrayal of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years as an alleged […]

The Mauritanian
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