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89th Academy Awards Review

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony stirred considerable controversy when Faye Dunaway, the presenter for the Best Picture award, erroneously declared “La La Land” as the victor over “Moonlight” — the true winner. But that...

“The Salesman (Forushande)”

Folks, it’s Oscars season and we all know what that means. That’s right, “La La Land” unsurprisingly will outperform everything both foreign and domestic because the Academy loves itself some masturbatory congratulations. But aside...

Space, race and space race

“Hidden Figures” tells an untold yet, remarkable true story of three intelligent African-American women who contributed to the many firsts of NASA’s historic space launches. Though, in a segregated Virginia of 1961, the ingenious...

I Double “Daredevil” you to watch this

The nights of New York City are run amok with organized crime that ride or die in the drug business. That’s where the so called “Devil of Hell’s Kitchen,” the vigilante known as Daredevil,...

Punch me in the face “Fist Fight”

I’m so glad I brought a punching bag with me into the theater on Friday to vent out my frustration with this film. This half-cocked film, “Fist Fight,” presents a bizarre premise riddled with...

Silence is a stunning and subtle examination of faith

You know him, I know him. Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. “Silence” is the product of a 25 year-long production period — a passion project if there ever was one — based on the...

A flawed, promising entry into the Star Wars story

In 1977, George Lucas revolutionized pop culture with the release of “Star Wars,” a sci-fi epic unlike anything before it. It had charismatic characters and a simple enough plot that left plenty of room...

Michael Keaton shines in McDonald’s biopic, “The Founder”

“The Founder” is as American as a film can get, for better or for worse. As Richard Brody points out in his review for The Atlantic, it proves that director John Lee Hancock found...

“20th Century Women” is a compelling film

“20th Century Women” is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama directed by Mike Mills about a single mother, Dorothea (Annette Bening), struggling to raise her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) during the summer of 1979. With...

“Zoolander 2” has lost its Blue Steel

Everyone who watched the original “Zoolander” movie will always remember the “school for ants,” “Dere-lick-my-balls” from the face-off scene and last but certainly not least, the Blue Steel Magnum look that was so beautiful...