Review: “Creed II”

4.5 out of 5 stars. One of the things that made “Creed” such a success is that it was a simple but heartfelt underdog story, not unlike the original “Rocky” film that kicked off the franchise. “Creed II” takes a slightly different approach, in that Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of boxer Apollo […]

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Review: “Widows”

2.5 out of 5 stars. “Widows” is a film that has everything going for it. It’s directed by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) with a screenplay co-written by McQueen and “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn. It has a stellar ensemble cast, including the likes of Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, and […]

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Review: “Green Book”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Sometimes the deepest friendships form from the most unlikely duos. Such is the basis of “Green Book,” a film directed by Peter Farrelly and based on the real relationship that developed between rough and tumble Italian bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and refined black musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). Don […]

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Review: “The Grinch” (2018)

3.5 out of 5 stars. “The Grinch” is a holiday tradition for many, whether it’s watching the classic animated television special, the 2000 live-action adaptation starring Jim Carrey, or reading the original story by Dr. Seuss.  Now, Illumination Entertainment puts their spin on a 3D animated version of the Christmas classic, directed by Yarrow Cheney […]

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Review: “Boy Erased”

4 out of 5 stars. To many of you reading this, something like gay conversion therapy is completely unfathomable.  But to others, who view homosexuality as a choice, or a sickness, it is a very viable option.  It’s those others who are at the center of “Boy Erased,” a drama written and directed by Joel […]

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