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  • Nobody

    ★★★

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★

  • I Confess

    ★★½

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    Two parts John Wick, one part Falling Down, with a dash of Taken.

    Great soundtrack.

    Commence the popcorn.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

    So . . . torn feelings about this film.

    The main theme -- of Johnny and Jesse, against the struggles of Viv and Paul -- was profoundly moving, and breathtakingly, heartbreakingly realistic. The stark black-and-white made the emotions even more vivid, and the sparse score made the tale that much more poignant. Beautiful.

    Yet . . .

    As an aside: I was so saddened by the (real-life) comments of so many of the (real-life) children being interviewed. So many of…

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  • No Safe Spaces

    No Safe Spaces

    ★★★★

    This documentary deals with a critical issue of our time: free speech, particularly on college campuses. The film features prominent voices on the right and the left raising the alarm.

    Yes, it does veer off topic — to some pet conservative gripes — but it’s central premise is spot on.  As a former professional journalist, and an attorney particularly interested in Constitutional Law, I can tell you that everyone should be concerned about the downward direction that free speech and freedom…

  • Naughty Marietta

    Naughty Marietta

    ★★★★

    My first excursion into the land of MacDonald and Eddy; in fact, I’d never heard of this film before.

    I expected it to be cheesy.  Instead, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed.

    Perhaps, by today’s standards, it is a bit cheesy.  But, for 1935, it is impressive in scope: in addition to the (expected) amazing crooning, there’s a sweeping ocean- and continent-crossing period setting, some sophisticated set pieces, and a compelling romantic comedy plot.

    Bonus: can you catch at least two links to Frankenstein films?