Review: Katie Says Goodbye

Katie Says Goodbye stars Olivia Cooke as an unusual young woman surrounded by poverty and desolation.

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Review: Luce

Luce is a challenging story because you’re never clear about what’s really happening. The four main characters turn in brilliant performances. That makes digging through the subtleties even harder.

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Review: Knives Out

Knives Out paid homage to a beloved Agatha Christie style mystery genre with a full galaxy of stars and a well written story. It was funny. It was beautifully set in a creaky, remote, old mansion. It was definitely a winner.

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Review: Saving Zoë

Saving Zoë is not a great movie. I’ll warn you about that immediately. What is does well is look at grief and healing in a realistic way.

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Review: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn or simply Birds of Prey is a crazy onslaught of neon light and glitter bombs and wild music that tells how a group of women find each other and team up to defeat the patriarchy. It was insane and it also made complete sense.

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Review: Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim is a loving and terrifying glimpse into a few days in the lives of an unlikely African American couple. I completely recommend the film for everyone.

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Review: The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts is a nail-biting adventure about an intrepid and courageous gas balloon pilot in 1862. That pilot is Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones). This Amazon Original makes Amelia Wren as heroic as Indiana Jones or any other adventurer on the screen.

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Review: The Report

I finally got around to watching The Report on Prime Video on the day we all waited for results from the Iowa caucuses, the day of the SOTU address, and the day before the Senate’s final vote on the President’s impeachment trial. It was a good day to watch this film and be reminded that it may take a while, but we usually do the right thing.

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Review: Jezebel (2019)

Jezebel is a true story based on the early life of the film’s writer and director, Numa Perrier. Perrier plays the older sister Sabrina in the film but she lived it as the younger sister. It’s available on Netflix.

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Review: What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like is a low budget indie from writer and director Alex Magaña. It weaves 5 stories about falling in love into a series of vignettes about love. It’s currently streaming on Prime Video.

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