Review: “The Fate of the Furious”

3.5 out of 5 stars. By the time a franchise reaches its eighth movie—if it even continues for that long—it usually is beginning to show signs of slowing down.  “The Fast and the Furious,” however, seems to be doing the opposite.  In fact, the eighth film in that series, titled “The Fate of the Furious” … Continue reading Review: “The Fate of the Furious”

Review: “Speech and Debate”

4 out of 5 stars. “Speech and Debate” opens on a school board meeting in the small, conservative town of Salem, Oregon, immediately setting up the tone of the film and the environment in which this story takes place.  The town’s mayor has recently resigned due to scandal, while the choice for this year’s school … Continue reading Review: “Speech and Debate”