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JOKER review

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Put On a Happy Face

Over the years, we have been treated with numerous cinematic versions of the Joker aka the Clown Prince of Gotham.  On the heels of Heath Ledger’s legendary performance, Joaquin Phoenix is tasked to follow with a version of his own.  “Joker” follows a struggling man in Gotham City, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), as he survives the harsh times by working as a clown.  It becomes very apparent that Arthur also suffers from Continue reading

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WAR DOGS review

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War Dogs posterHustling Their Way to the American Dream

The following is based on a true story.  “War Dogs”, the latest effort from Todd Phillips, follows the lives of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli in Miami during the mid-2000s.  David is working as a licensed massage therapist, massaging rich old people for seventy-five dollars an hour.  At a funeral for one of their friends, David sees Efraim (his old best friend) for the first time in a while and he is faced with an incredible opportunity.  Efraim is Continue reading