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Review – A Match Made In Hollyweird (“La La Land”)

This is Hollywood, baby. The Dream Factory, Tinsel Town, La La Land, the place where your dreams come true. Not since Chicago has a visually striking, toe-tapping, and marvelous song ‘n’ dance movie come along, but it also changes gears in mid-picture to reveal a hauntingly real-life look at the price of fame and the…

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Review – Make Good Neighbors? (“Fences”)

Based on the Broadway play of the same name that won both the Tony AND the Pulitzer prize, this movie has the dubious distinction of having several of the same cast members from the 2010 revival, which garnered both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis their Best Actor/Actress Tony awards. AND Washington is directing this film…

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Review – Star Lord Meets Mystique (“Passengers”)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Star Lord and Mystique walk into a bar and… oh, you’ve heard it, huh? Mixing franchises and getting two charismatic actors together on screen is one thing, but have them do it with a classy sci-fi love story? Now that’s cinematic magic! * Space, the final frontier. This…

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Review – A Sharp ‘Edge…’ (“Edge Of Seventeen”)

Late writer/directer John Hughes is resurrected again through the brilliant writing and direction of relativity newbie Kelly Fremon Craig, whose only other work, until now, has been two other films you’ve never heard about. But this dramedy will definitely put her on the fast-track in Hollywood with its sharp, incisive script and outstanding cast. *…