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Stellan Skarsgård and Diego Luna in Andor

Andor takes us back to the beginning of Star Wars

Andor took me on a nostalgia trip. This prequel to the original 1977 Star Wars movie (and the Rogue One film) reminded me of the excitement that the original film generated in its day.

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Jennifer Hudson in Respect

Review: Respect with Jennifer Hudson

Respect is the second Aretha Franklin biopic I’ve seen. Although both cover many of the same events, this film is darker and grittier and stars Aretha’s own pick to play her: Jennifer Hudson. It’s available on Prime Video.

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Madalen Mills in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey brings music and magic to the Christmas season. The entire family can enjoy this musical with its steampunk gadgets, Victorian costumes, stunning choreography, and a message about believing in yourself. You’ll find it on Netflix.

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Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in Sorry to Bother You

Review: Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots

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Irene Bedard, John Reddy, and Jashaun St. John in Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Review: Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Songs My Brothers Taught Me features a cast of Oglala Lakota people from the Pine Ridge Reservation in a moving story about life on the reservation. It is chiefly about the lives of Johnny Winters (John Reddy) and his younger

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