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Movie Review – Vox Lux

Director: Brady Corbet Starring: Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, Natalie Portman Year: 2018 Not only is Vox Lux one of the weakest films of the 2018 slate, but it also forced me to sit through a Katy Perry concert at the end, and for that I will never forgive it.  This film combines the lasting trauma

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Movie Review – Roma

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira Year: 2018 I remember Gravity as visually impressive but lacking the necessary content, relying too heavily on one actor who wasn’t talented enough to carry the load and the use of a new technology which was incapable of replacing good, old-fashioned filmmaking.  While critics were raving

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Movie Review – The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz Year: 2018 Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos moved into our American view with the weird hit The Lobster, and further impressed with the even stranger The Killing of a Sacred Deer.  I was lucky enough to stumble across one of this earlier films some years back,

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Sports – NFL Picks 2018, Week 15

Here are my NFL Week 15 Picks (10-6 last week, 111-75-2 for the season) Bye teams: none   LAC @ KC Hou @ NYJ Cle @ Den GB @ Chi Det @ Buf TB @ Bal Ari @ Atl Oak @ Cin Ten @ NYG Mia @ Min Was @ Jax Dal @ Ind Sea

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Thought – 2019 Oscar Update

Three months ago I posted a list of 30 potential Best Picture Oscar contenders, plus a list of snubbed films that deserved consideration.  Since then, I’ve updated the list with reviews as I’ve seen the movies, including any personal favorites that hadn’t previously made the list.  As the Academy Awards draw closer, let’s take a

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Movie Review – The Hate U Give

Director: George Tillman Jr. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall Year: 2018 I had low expectations for what I thought would be a YA novel-turned TV movie, but The Hate U Give is stronger than imagined, and does its subject matter justice.  Apart from the quality of the film itself, which perhaps is only

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