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Frost/Nixon (2008)

Featured on SLICEOFLIFE.COM Genre: Historical/Biographical Forget Rocky vs. Creed, Luke vs. Vader, or Batman vs. Joker. These cinematic duels rely more on testosterone than wit, and, sometimes, wit throws the stronger punch. Take the notorious interview between President Nixon and David Frost, for instance. There are no boxing […]

2021 Movie Draft: Frost/Nixon
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Bonnie and Clyde

Part of the purpose of the Blind Spot series is to challenge myself to watch classic films outside of my comfort zone. These are usually films I’ve heard great things about but have been hesitant to watch for one reason or another. 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde definitely fall into that description. A landmark of its […]

Blind Spot 65: Bonnie and Clyde
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Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”

Truth be told, Christopher Walken has always worn his pants grandpa-high, his hats a little out-of-date. And he’s always grown a mean goatee, even in his silvery “legend of the cinema” years. So it’s no stretch thinking of him as a grandfatherly Saskatchewan canola farmer getting his back up when pushed around by Big Ag […]

Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

The struggle against the government. So as you can probably guess, this is about Billie Holiday (Andra Day). The feds don’t like her singing her song “Strange Fruit” since it’s about lynching. You can’t arrest someone for singing a song, so they try to bring her down for drug addiction. This is her story. Now, […]

Silencing a Song – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
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The MIDNIGHT express (1978)

This movie most probably the most irritating movie in history for my nation. The movie, midnight Express is 1978 drama film based on Bill Hayes’s non-fictional book released in 1977, directed by Alan Parker and written by Oliver Stone who wrote the screenplay of this movie after he came back from Vietnam.  The movie tells […]

The mIDNIGHT express

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First glance: “Percy vs Goliath” (2021)

Fresh off of his 78th birthday, screen legend Christopher Walken is still working and has a new movie on the way. “Percy vs Goliath” is a biographical drama that actually came out in Canada late last year. Now, ahead of its upcoming US premiere, the film has dropped a new trailer and Walken fans have […]

First glance: “Percy vs Goliath” (2021)
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Movie Preview: “City of Lies”

This Johnny Depp thriller/police procedural was in the can long before Depp’s career imploded with allegations of physical abuse of his ex-wife Amber Heard. This March 19 (April 9 on VOD) story about the cops, what they knew and what they didn’t reveal about the two rappers’ shootings also stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Glenn […]

Movie Preview: The Biggie/Tupac Murders movie — “City of Lies” — finally is headed our way
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REVIEW: “Stan & Ollie”

In the States it seems like “Stan & Ollie” came and went with barely a peep. Yes John C. Reilly earned a Golden Globe nomination and the film received a warm reception from critics, but otherwise it’s a film that got no real attention. I don’t remember it hitting any theater around me and the […]

REVIEW: “Stan & Ollie”
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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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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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Dolemite is My Name (2019)

Dolemite is My Name (2019) Released:October 25th, 2019 Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama Director: Craig Brewer Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karraszewski Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock Opening Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect from this film. I had […]

Delayed Review: Dolemite is My Name (2019)
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Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Director Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of the events leading up to the murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) in a raid on his apartment by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI. It’s told primarily through the perspective of […]

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The hottest film of 2021 came out today! You can see Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters or on HBO Max right now. With a star-studded cast, led by proven young talents in Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, this film elucidates a dark part of U.S. history that was neglected for far too long. […]

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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Film Review – The Dig (2021)

Title – The Dig (2021) Director – Simon Stone (The Daughter) Cast – Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin Plot – The true story of the Sutton Hoo excavation that took place in England in the late 1930’s when land owner and widow Edith Pretty (Mulligan) and archaeologist Basil Brown (Fiennes) […]

Film Review – The Dig (2021)
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Review of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

(L-r) DANIEL KALUUYA as Chairman Fred Hampton, ASHTON SANDERS as Jimmy Palmer, ALGEE SMITH as Jake Winters, DOMINIQUE THORNE as Judy Harmon and LAKEITH STANFIELD as Bill O’Neal in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. A film is always a harrowing watch when based on a real-life person […]

MMT Quick Review of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
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The Films of 2020: Mank (David Fincher)

As I watched David Fincher’s latest film, Mank, my main feeling was one of wanting to like the film more than I actually did. I mean, really, the film sounds like it was specifically made to appeal to me.  It’s a film about the Golden Age of Hollywood, which is an era that has always […]

The Films of 2020: Mank (dir by David Fincher)
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The Theory of Everything – Film İncelemesi

Herkese yeniden merhaba! Bugün sizlerle beraber Stephen Hawking‘in hayatını konu edinen “The Theory of Everything” isimli filmi inceleyeceğiz. Film 2014 yılında çıkmış olup dram-biyografi türündedir. Hawking’in eski eşi olan Jane Hawking’in “Sonsuzluğa Yolculuk: Stephenle Hayatım” kitabından esinlenerek çekilmiş ve Hawking’in zorluklarla ama bir o kadar da başarılarla dolu olan hayatını dramatize bir yolla anlatmaktadır. Filmin […]

The Theory of Everything – Film İncelemesi
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