Movie Reviews

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Detroit (2017)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Reviewed: August 4, 2017

Whenever I see a film centered around a highly charged topic, I’m worried I’m going to get a lecture rather than a piece of art or entertainment. I’m worried that the filmmakers are going to use their two hours to stick their views into the mouth of a noble protagonist. I don’t care if I agree or disagree with their opinion. It’s just that this approach doesn’t make for good movies. They’re boring and didactic and often insult the intelligence of their viewers. Thankfully, Detroit despite being centered around police violence against African Americans, never falls into this trap. Instead it offers a compelling narrative with a panoply of multi-dimensional characters and a big dose of context to create a nuanced view on a fraught topic...


War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Director: Matt Reeves
Reviewed: Coming Soon


The Big Sick (2017)

Director: Michael Showalter
Reviewed: Coming Soon