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BOY ERASED review

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The Truth Cannot Be Converted

“Boy Erased” is a harrowingly-brutal and honest true story, following the life of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges) and his family in Arkansas.  Jared is a young boy, about to graduate high school and attend his dream college.  The son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and his wife (Nicole Kidman), Jared lives to make them proud.  At college, he begins to Continue reading

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OUTLAW KING review

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Based on the Untold True Story

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” follows the unbelievable true story of Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) and his famous uprising during the 14th century against King Edward’s (Stephen Dillane) brutal rule over Scotland.  After swearing loyalty to the crown, Robert is betrothed to a young Elizabeth Burgh (Florence Pugh).  After the passing of his father, Robert is no longer willing to live under the King’s law and he forms a rebellion with his brothers and any others who want to take back their land.  Traveling from castle to castle, they encounter Continue reading

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OVERLORD review

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Deutsch-Gotisch Regular

The Nazi’s Had a Deep, Dark Secret

High above the skies of Normandy, “Overlord” opens as the assault of D-Day is only hours away.  A plane full of nervous, terrified paratroopers anxiously-await their inevitable fates.  Reminiscent of previous WWII films, the opening is harrowingly-intense and suspenseful; leaving you to feel the fear of the soldiers and every bang and shake Continue reading

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SUSPIRIA review

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Give Your Soul to the Dance

Following his latest cultural phenomenon in last year’s “Call Me By Your Name”, Luca Guadagnino returns with his own interpretation of Dario Argento’s 1977 groundbreaking, original film “Suspiria”.  The film opens as the credits inform us we will witness six chapters and an epilogue.  A young, stressed woman named Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz) arrives at a psychologist’s home in Berlin, speaking about and suffering from Continue reading

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MID90S review

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Fall. Get Back Up.

Having been a fan of everything Jonah Hill has touched or starred-in, needless to say I was incredibly excited to see his directorial debut.  “Mid90s” follows the life of Stevie (Sunny Suljic), a young, teenage boy as he navigates his day-to-day struggle of entering his adolescence.  His life at home is abusive; his brother Ian (Lucas Hedges) beats on him constantly and his mom (Katherine Waterston) is the only support figure in his life.  Just when he feels there’s no escape, he Continue reading